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 North American cities, towns, or other municipalities to improve their flag designs — or to adopt flags for the first time.
Here are the 77 efforts we know about so far: Aberdeen, WA; Akron, OH; Albany, OR; Albuquerque, NM; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Barrington, RI; Bath, ME; Bellingham, WA; Billings, MT; Birmingham, AL; Bloomington, IN; Boston, MA; Bowling Green, KY; Boulder, CO; Bryan, TX; Burlington, VT; Calgary, AB; Cedar Park, TX; Cleveland, OH; Clovis, NM; Columbia, MO; Columbia, SC; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Davis, CA; Edmonton, AB; Elk Ridge, UT; El Paso, TX; Fargo, ND; Golden, CO; Grand Rapids, MI; Harrison, OH; Hunstville, AL; Janesville, WI; Joplin, MO; Kansas City, MO; Kansas City, KS/MO; Kingston, NY; Laconia, NH; Lancaster, PA; Liberty, TX; Liberty Lake, WA; Los Angeles, CA; Lowell, MA; Manchester, NH; Manlius, NY; Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Montreal, QC; Naperville, IL; Oklahoma City, OK; Orlando, FL; Peoria, AZ; Philadelphia, PA; Pocatello, ID; Portland, ME; Provo, UT; Raleigh, NC; Republic, MO; Rochester, MN; San Francisco, CA; San Marcos, TX; Santa Clarita, CA; Sault Ste. Marie, ON; Sioux Falls, SD; South Bend, IN; Springfield, MO; Sunnyvale, TX; Syracuse, NY; Tacoma, WA; Tampa, FL; Tulsa, OK; Victoria, BC; West Hollywood, CA; and Winston-Salem, NC. 61 of these efforts are ongoing. For the 16 cities of Aberdeen, Albany, Bath, Bellingham, Columbia (MO), Elk Ridge, Golden, Harrison, Janesville, Liberty, Peoria, Provo, Sault Ste. Marie, South Bend, Sunnyvale, and West Hollywood 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.