Vote in the Strongest Town Semifinals: Our Top 4 Contestants Square Off


We’re down to the final four!

It’s been a thrilling 4th-annual Strongest Town Contest this year, in which sixteen contestants from all across North America have showcased their efforts to promote bottom-up incremental development, Strong Citizen participation, and enduring local financial strength and resilience.

Who will be crowned America’s Strongest Town? To help you, the voters, decide, we invited representatives of each of our four semifinalists to join Strong Towns Community Builder (and It’s The Little Things podcast host extraordinaire) Jacob Moses for a brief interview in which they tell us a bit more about their community, and make the best case for themselves.

Listen to these interviews, review the earlier-round submissions below if you’d like, and then let us know who you think should move on to the championship round (which will be a live webcast on Monday, April 8th)!

Without further ado, the podcasts:


Guthrie, OK vs. Pensacola, FL

Voting is now closed.

Voting is weighted so that Strong Towns member votes account for half of each town's score and non-member votes account for the other half.


Safety Harbor, FL vs. Portsmouth, NH

Voting is now closed.

Voting is weighted so that Strong Towns member votes account for half of each town's score and non-member votes account for the other half.


Revisit Earlier Rounds’ Submissions

Need help deciding? Have a look back at the Round 1 and Round 2 contest entries: