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.


Pensacola, Florida

Rachel Quednau, Communications Director of Strong Towns, talks with Christian Wagley of Pensacola, Florida about a unique citizen engagement and education effort, a transformative road diet on the city's Main Street, how the community is prudently utilizing settlement money from the BP oil spill, and more.


Kent, Ohio

In this conversation, president of Strong Towns, Chuck Marohn, chats with Kent City Manager Dave Ruller. They discuss unique planning processes in the city, the energy that college towns offer, and how the community approached a recent controversial issue.


Voting is now closed.