City of Clarksburg Named Small City of the Year by the National League of Cities

For Immediate Release
November 18, 2011
 
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City of Clarksburg Named Small City of the Year by the National League of Cities
Washington, D.C. – The City of Clarksburg, W.Va., was honored as Small City of the Year by the President of the National League of Cities (NLC).  The city’s name will be placed on a Wall of Fame at the National League of Cities headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Clarksburg was chosen for its contributions to NLC throughout the year including support for membership development and implementation of NLC’s Enterprise Programs such as the NLC Prescription Discount Card and the NLC Service Line Warranty Program.
Clarksburg was recognized during NLC’s Congress of Cities and Exposition held in Phoenix, Ariz., November 9-12. Clarksburg Mayor Patsy Trecost and City Manager Martin Howe accepted the award on behalf of the city.
Mayor Trecost stated “it is an incredible honor for the entire city, as we are service oriented and we have many dedicated employees that have made the city what it is today”.  While City Manager Howe added, “The City of Clarksburg is very honored to have received this award as it exemplifies our dedication to the citizens of Clarksburg and our commitment with the NLC to maximize our investment bringing home solutions and cost savings programs.”
“Clarksburg has demonstrated outstanding commitment, leadership, vision and support for NLC,” said James E. Mitchell, Jr., Council Member, Charlotte, N.C. and NLC President.  “Our thanks to the city for its devotion to this great organization.”
Clarksburg is joined by other Wall of Fame honorees: the Arkansas Municipal League as State League of the Year; Rap Hankins, Council Member, Trotwood, Ohio as Board Member of the Year; Ed Reyes, Councilmember, Los Angeles, Calif., as Member of the Year and East Orange, N.J. as City of the Year.
The awards were sponsored by Black and Veatch, an NLC corporate partner.
The National League of Cities is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
City of Clarksburg
Pictured from Left to Right: Clinton O. Robinson, Associate Vice President, Black and Veatch;Frank Ferrari, Finance Directo;, Martin Howe, City Manager; Cathy Goings, Vice Mayor; Patsy Trecost, Mayor; James Mitchell, Jr., President NLC, Jim Hunt, Councilmember; Gary Bowden, Councilmember.
Photograph taken by: Steve Schneider for the National League of Cities
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