City officials have been informed that Lynwood has been selected as a finalist by the National Civic League for its 1991 All-America City Award.
Lynwood is one of three California cities among 30 nationwide selected as finalists by the Denver-based organization. The other two are Modesto and Duarte. A 16-member screening committee reviewed 97 applications before selecting the finalists.
Lynwood's application addressed how the city dealt with its gang and graffiti problems, including the formation of a Youth Commission and the gang-prevention work of the Sheriff's Athletic League.
The finalists will make oral presentations June 6-8 in San Antonio. Ten winners will be chosen.
The league presented Lynwood with the award in 1961. The league was established in 1894 by Theodore Roosevelt and others to promote citizen involvement in solving community problems.