Thanks in large part to a popular 2015 TED talk by Roman Mars (and Ted Kaye) on the shortcomings of many city flag designs, there are efforts in many US (and two Canadian) cities, towns, or other municipalities to improve their flag designs — or to adopt flags for the first time.
Here are the 60 efforts we know about so far: Aberdeen, WA; Albany, OR; Albuquerque, NM; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Bath, ME; Barrington, RI; Bellingham, WA; Billings, MT; Birmingham, AL; Bloomington, IN; Boston, MA; Bowling Green, KY; Bryan, TX; Cedar Park, TX; Cleveland, OH; Clovis, NM; Columbia, MO; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; El Paso, TX; Fargo, ND; Golden, CO; Grand Rapids, MI; Harrison, OH; Hunstville, AL; Janesville, WI; Joplin, MO; Kingston, NY; Laconia, NH; Lancaster, PA; Liberty, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Lowell, MA; Manchester, NH; Manlius, NY; Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Naperville, IL; Oklahoma City, OK; Philadelphia, PA; Pocatello, ID; Portland, ME; Provo, UT; Raleigh, NC; Republic, MO; Rochester, MN; Salem, OR; San Francisco, CA; San Marcos, TX; Sault Ste. Marie, ON; Sioux Falls, SD; South Bend, IN; Springfield, MO; Sunnyvale, TX; Syracuse, NY; Tampa, FL; Vancouver, WA; and Victoria, BC. Forty-eight of these efforts are ongoing. For the 12 cities of Aberdeen, Albany, Bath, Columbia, Golden, Harrison, Janesville, Liberty, Provo, Sault Ste. Marie, South Bend, and Sunnyvale efforts have succeeded in new flags being adopted. Click click here for a map of all these efforts.
The following are the current flags (if any) for each municipality. If the design effort is centered around a single proposal, it is also shown. Click the city name to learn more about the redesign effort, including multiple proposals that may be under consideration.