Receives 2014 Enterprise Cities Award
LOUISVILLE, Ky - The cities of Frankfort, Manchester, Paducah, Raceland and Simpsonville, were recognized with Enterprise Cities Awards by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) during its annual Conference & Expo on Friday, October 10 in Louisville.
The Enterprise Cities Awards, given since 1999, go to municipalities that have demonstrated entrepreneurship, innovation and excellence in local governance. Entries are judged in seven key areas: innovativeness or creativity of the project, long-term value to the community, adaptability to other cities, and use of public/private partnerships, ability to achieve project benchmarks, community-citizen participation and program efficiency. This year, there were nearly 70 submissions for the KLC Awards program.
"Cities learn from each other," said Jon Steiner, KLC executive director/CEO. "In these challenging times, it is a priority that communities are innovative and resourceful to serve citizens and promote their local uniqueness. These cities have demonstrated the kind of initiative that can serve as examples for all Kentucky cities."
Sponsorship from Collins & Company, Inc., allowed KLC to make a $1,000 donation to all winners in ongoing support of their projects.