York City has been named one of the "most livable" cities in the country, one of 12 cities out of 200 applicants to win the honor.

The award recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in America's cities, focusing on the leadership, creativity and innovation demonstrated by the mayors.

The city received the award because of the "Teen's Fourth Friday" program York City Mayor Kim Bracey began in September 2013.

The program is designed to address the needs of teenagers, and includes information about college preparation, healthy lifestyles, and positive behaviors, among others, and teens also receive a meal.

As the name implies, the program takes place on the fourth Friday of each month at community organizations within the city.

The city will be presented with the Outstanding Achievement City Livability Award by The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Waste Management at a ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29.

The ceremony will take place in the courtyard at the York City Hall, 101 S. George St.

A call to Bracey for comment was not returned.


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