Communities of Excellence

About Communities of Excellence 2026                                                              

Communities of Excellence 2026 (COE 2026) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that hosts a national learning collaborative of communities across the country, trains communities in the Baldrige-based Communities of Excellence Framework, and provides opportunities for communities to work together, share successes, challenges, ideas and best practices, and learn from each other on their performance excellence journey. 
Visit https://communitiesofexcellence2026.org to learn more about the National Learning Collaborative: A Systematic Approach to Excellence in Communities: Using a Baldrige-based Framework to Lead Transformation.

COE 2026- McCook, NE 

Mission: To enhance the quality of life in McCook, Nebraska by creating a collaborative community that focuses on:

  • Education
  • Family
  • Economic Vitality
  • Health

Vision: To champion the collaboration of organizations in McCook in order to consistently evaluate and improve the quality of life in our community.

Community Highlights:

Pickleball Courts:

Story Walk: