Welcome to our third round of the Strongest Town Competition. We invite you to listen to the following interviews that Rachel Quednau, Communications Director for Strong Towns, conducted with representatives from two towns in our contest. Once you've finished listening, please scroll down to the bottom to vote for the strongest!


Valparaiso, IN

Mayor Jon Costas of Valparaiso, IN discusses his town's collaborative nature, its thriving downtown and the impact of its local university.

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Traverse City, MI

Rick Brown and Russ Soyring explain why their town's natural beauty, walkable neighborhoods and creative housing solutions make it a strong community.

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