Welcome to the third round of our annual Strongest Town Competition! 4 towns are facing off right now and 2 will advance to the championship based on your votes.

We invite you to listen to the podcast interviews that representatives from these two towns conducted with Strong Towns staff to discuss their economic strength and resilience. Voting closes at 12pm CT on Friday, March 23.


Muskegon, Michigan

In this conversation, president of Strong Towns, Chuck Marohn, chats with Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce President, Cindy Larson. They chat about Muskegon's unique farmer's market, challenging developments in the city's past, the advantages of being a lakefront community, and more. Listen, then cast your vote below.


Annapolis, Maryland

Rachel Quednau, Communications Director for Strong Towns, hosts this conversation with Mayor Gavin Buckley and Sally Nash, Chief of Comprehensive Planning for Planning and Zoning in Annapolis. They discuss the ways that the city's waterfront is integrated into the life of the community, unique small business and placemaking efforts in historic neighborhoods, how Annapolis is handling the challenges ahead and more. Listen, then cast your vote below.


Voting is now closed.