The Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) Program is a comprehensive three-phase approach to economic and community development for cities with populations between 2,000 and 12,000. With the mission of helping Alabama’s smaller communities to plan, grow and prosper, ACE partners from the private sector, governmental agencies, and universities work with each community to successfully achieve the vision and goals created during the ACE program. The ACE Program will hold its 2008 Graduation Ceremony on Monday, May 19 during the Alabama League of Municipalities Annual Convention in Birmingham, Alabama. The ceremony will announce the 2008 communities that have completed the ACE Program’s three phase approach to obtain the prestigious title as an Alabama Community of Excellence. For more information regarding the ACE Program, visit www.alabamacommunitiesofexcellence.org.