Certified Welcoming

Strong communities intentionally connect and include people of all backgrounds. As places look to harness the wealth and vibrancy that comes from diverse talents and a global workforce, truly welcoming places can set themselves apart.

The Vision

Strong communities are ones that connect and include people of all backgrounds. By doing so, communities–and those who live there–will meet their highest civic and economic potential. As places look to harness the vibrancy that comes from diverse talent and a more global workforce, welcoming and inclusive communities will set themselves apart.

Smart local government leaders across the country are already working to gain this competitive edge. Certified Welcoming provides an exciting new avenue for measuring, promoting, guiding, and validating these efforts.

Is your community ready to Become Certified Welcoming?

As of 2022, 18 cities and counties across the U.S. are Certified Welcoming:

  • City of Baltimore, MD
  • City of Boise, ID
  • City of Charlotte, NC
  • City of Chula Vista, CA
  • City of Dallas, TX
  • City of Dayton, OH
  • City of Detroit, MI
  • City of Erie, PA
  • City of Lancaster, PA
  • Louisville Metro Government, KY
  • Lucas County, OH
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • City of Nashua, NH
  • City of Pittsburgh, PA
  • City of Portland, ME
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • City of San Jose, CA
  • City of Toledo, OH

Strong communities intentionally connect and include people of all backgrounds. As places look to harness the wealth and vibrancy that comes from diverse talents and a global workforce, truly welcoming places can set themselves apart.

Questions? Contact Us

For any questions or concerns related to Certified Welcoming, please reach out to certified@welcomingamerica.org.