The city of Lockport is looking to be named the “Strongest Town in the Country” and you can help. For the sixth consecutive year national non-profit Strong Towns is sponsoring their Strongest Town Contest. Each year they organize the competition as a way to celebrate the towns and cities using a Strong Towns approach to build financial resilience and longterm prosperity. A Strong Towns approach consists of a town which relies on small and incremental investments, a town designed to adapt to feedback and a town that seeks to conduct as much of life as possible at a personal scale.

This year they are sponsoring a bracket which will feature 16 towns facing off to be named America’s Strongest Town. In Round 1 Lockport will be facing off against Bellingham, Washington. You can vote online at You may vote once per match-up. Round 1 voting closes at 12:00pm on Thursday, March 18th.

The overall winning town will receive a visit—once it is safe to gather in-person again—from Strong Towns President, Chuck Marohn, to celebrate the victory and share the Strong Towns message.