The All-America City award could be given to Yakima in June.

Joe Mann, chair of the All-America City Committee, says the group has kicked off fundraising efforts for a trip to Denver for the final presentation in which 10 cities will be awarded the All-America City designation.

Mann thinks Yakima has a very good chance of winning the award.

We wrote a terrific application about 10 pages long. We really felt good about it

The awards will be held June 12-15.

Anyone who would like to help with the fundraising effort is asked to contact the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce, 248-2021.