Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

West Virginia League Presents All-Star Awards: Five Cities Honored for Their Innovative Government and Public Service Ideas in the State

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

West Virginia League Presents All-Star Awards: Five Cities Honored for Their Innovative Government and Public Service Ideas in the State

Article excerpt

The West Virginia Municipal League recognized the winners of its All-Star City Awards during its 37th Annual Conference in Chester, W.Va., Aug. 10-12.

The awards program encourages innovation in local government and shares the best public service ideas in the state. It also illustrates the commitment and competence of local government public servants.

Under the enrichment category, this year's All-Star City Awards were given to five West Virginia municipalities: Clarksburg, Fayetteville, Point Pleasant, Morgantown and Lewisburg.

The City of Clarksburg partnered with the Urban Renewal Authority in 2003 to create the Downtown Facade Improvement Grant Program to repair and revitalize the facades of many of the buildings in the city's central business district. Over the past three years, 50 grants have been awarded for more than $94,000. With the additional 14 pending projects for more than $19,000, the total amount of money awarded is nearly $114,000.

The Town of Fayetteville developed the Fayette Town Center Project to maintain economic vitality in the community while also preserving the historic parts of the town. The project complex houses a Wal-Mart Supercenter and a Lowe's as anchor stores, with 12 smaller shops and restaurants. The project cost was more than $34 million, and 493 jobs have been created from the anchor stores alone, and estimates of total jobs that will be created are between 600 and 700.

The City of Point Pleasant worked with a committee of veterans to create a park on unused city land to honor residents who are recipients of the Medal of Honor. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.