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City of Huntington wins diversity award

The city received the first-place award in the 50,000 and under population category for the National League of Cities' "City Cultural Diversity Awards Program." (City of Huntington)

The City of Huntington received an award for its diversity campaign to promote inclusion and a safe environment for all people.

The city received the first-place award in the 50,000 and under population category for the National League of Cities' "City Cultural Diversity Awards Program" during a conference on Monday, the city announced in a news release. The award ceremony was held in Washington, D.C.

The program sought to promote and reward inclusive policies set forth by different cities to support diversity.

The city was recognized for its "Open to All" diversity campaign created by the Huntington Mayor's Diversity Advisory Committee. Several businesses and organizations in the city took the "Open to All" pledge to offer a safe environment for people of all race, religion, sexual orientation and income status. The businesses or organization then placed the campaign decal on their building.

Tallahassee, Fla. and Las Vegas, NV, also received first-place awards in their respective population categories.

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