Greenville Recognized For Quality Of Life Improvements

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenville, and Mayor Errick Simmons, received some recognition from their peers this past weekend. The city was one of only five cities of under 100,000 population to receive an Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2017 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach. The award recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in America’s cities, focusing on the leadership, creativity, and innovation demonstrated by the mayors. This year’s winning cities were selected by former mayors from a pool of over 150 applicants. This year’s first place winners were Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for a local program focused on keeping city streets and alleys clean, as well as Hattiesburg, Mississippi Mayor Johnny L. DuPree for a local literacy initiative where young people are able to access free books through library lounges in local restaurants. Greenville was honored for its Worship on the Water program, a nondenominational worship service that takes place at Schelben Park every fifth Sunday. Local members of the clergy preside over the services, which are public events.

 


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