The Florida League of Cities recognized Clearwater for the city’s placemaking programs at its 2021 Florida Municipal Achievement Awards.
The Florida Citizenship Award recognizes a city project or program that offers civic education and promotes residents’ active participation in local government. Clearwater won the award for its placemaking programs, which seek to engage the community in a series of public art projects to beautify the city together.
Since its launch, the program has completed dozens of projects from hundreds of participants, like Paint the Pavement, Signal Box Art, Sidewalk Rain Art, Storm Drain Murals, Sidewalk Poetry and Little Free Libraries.
– Kelly Hayes, Extensive Enterprises Media