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Click here for an audio file of the entire Sierra Madre presentation, as well as the ten minute Question and Answer period following the presentation

All-America City Announcement Article

All-America City - The Process

All-America City - The Competition

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The Winning Application

Sierra Madre Named All-America City

By Bill Coburn

Mayor Enid Joffe stepped on stage to the cheers of several hundred delegates representing twenty cities across the country in Anaheim last week,...More on this story

All-America City – The Process

By Bill Coburn

The process of becoming an All-America City in 2007 actually began with Sierra Madre’s entry in the 2006 AAC competition, in which it was named an All-America City finalist...More on this story

All-America City – Programs of The Winning Cities Here is a summary of the programs presented in the application of each of the All-America Cities chosen at last week’s conference in Anaheim.  As you can see, many of the Cities faced stiff challenges...More on this story

All-America City - It Really IS a Big Deal!!  Editorial by Bill Coburn  I admit it.  I didn’t get it.  Just like some of you that I’ve talked with over the last few days, I didn’t see what the big deal was.  What’s the big deal about being an All-America City?...More on this story

Script for All-America City Presentation to National Civic League

Sing a boisterous “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!” (ALL IN HATS REPRESENTING 10 DECADES OF FASHION (at end of presentation “Hats off to Sierra Madre!!”)

1 - Lisa Spigai-Perez: Good Morning Anaheim!!! As our fine city celebrates its centennial in 2007, I’d like to introduce you to the true Treasure of Sierra Madre… its active Citizen Volunteers, who for the past 100 years, have worn many hats filling many roles making this the outstanding community it is...The complete script

Photos and Video Pages

Full-page of photos as published in SGV Weekly 6-22-07

Photo page one - All-America City rallies, rehearsal through June 6, 2007

Photo page two - Orientation and opening night reception

Photo page three - Before the presentation, Innovation Fair preparation, presentation by Shawnee, Kansas

Photo page four - Awards Ceremony, post awards reception, Delegates attend first City Council meeting after win

Elisa Weaver's online photo album with photos provided by the Community and Personnel Services Dept.

SCLT Part of Sierra Madre’s Winning Team

By Jan Reed

Three board members of Southern California Lyric Theater and four young people associated with the group were integral parts of the All-America City delegation for Sierra Madre, competing in the national contest in Anaheim last week...More on this story

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E. Waldo Ward and Son

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Don and Jan Reed

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Video of Mayor Enid Joffe accepting the award on behalf of Sierra Madre, Part 1

Video of Mayor Enid Joffe accepting the award on behalf of Sierra Madre, Part 2

Video of Mayor Enid Joffe accepting the award on behalf of Sierra Madre, Part 3

Video of Mayor Enid Joffe accepting the award on behalf of Sierra Madre, Part 4

Video of Mayor Enid Joffe accepting the award on behalf of Sierra Madre, Part 5

Video of Elisa Weaver addressing the audience, Part 6

Community and Personnel Services Director Michelle Keith addresses delegation just before they appear before the judges

Delegation tips their hats to Sierra Madre

The delegation after they've learned SM has been named an All-America city

More video

The following (more to be added soon) are videos/audio files of the AAC2k7 presentation. If it's audio, it's because someone stepped between my unmanned camera (I was on stage) and the stage, so the screen is pretty much black.  Not much I can do about that.  Sorry it's not all video.

Sierra Madre Delegation enters judging area singing Happy Birthday to Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre Delegation enters judging area singing Happy Birthday to Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre Delegation enters judging area singing Happy Birthday to Sierra Madre

Final entry, beginning of greeting from the Judges

Greeting from the Judges, Good Morning Anaheim

Lisa Spigai-Perez begins presentations

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