The City of Asbury was named a 2016 All-Star Community by the Iowa League of Cities for its Community Services Center project. The city will be recognized at an Awards Banquet at the League’s Annual Conference & Exhibit, held in Des Moines from September 14-16.

The All-Star Community Award is the most prestigious honor given by the League to cities. Entries are judged by a panel of former city officials and others familiar with municipal government. Judges determine winners based on innovative efforts in areas such as urban renewal, development, preservation, collaborative efforts or quality of life improvements. Asbury was among three of Iowa’s 945 cities to garner such recognition.

Partly due to significant population growth in Asbury, space was tight at city hall and the library while the police station needed improvements. Consolidating these services under one roof, while adding a community room and other amenities, located next to Asbury Park has given the city a true center. If not geographically, virtually this space is the center of city operations. A campus concept that saved citizens money also positioned Asbury’s city government to better serve residents for decades to come. Congratulations to Asbury and all their residents on the Asbury Community Services Center!

This year’s other All-Star Community Award winners are Clinton and Malvern.