EASTLAND RECEIVES TMCN COMMUNITY OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
10/26/2011 - Eastland was named a "Community of Achievement" at the 18th Annual Texas Midwest Conference, Oct. 19, at the Abilene Civic Center. The award was presented to Mayor Mark Pipkin, City Manager Ron Holliday and Chamber of Commerce Vice President Angela Robinson. A large delegation of Eastland citizens was present for the presentation.
According to TMCN President Jimi Coplen, Knox County Visioning Group, "the awards program sponsored by TMCN encourages communities in our region to be better prepared for the future." More than 400 community representatives from 45 cities in the region were present for the luncheon and awards presentation.
An application for the award was submitted in July which detailed Eastland's community-wide plan (vision), beautification efforts (pride), student participation on local projects (youth involvement) and website (connectivity). When applications are received by the TMCN office, individuals from neighboring communities in the region are assigned to visit the city to conduct a windshield tour of what a visitor sees and experiences when they come to town (assessment). Information from the windshield tour is then provided to local leaders.
Other recipients of this year's Community of Achievement Award included Ballinger, Colorado City, Eden, Miles, Haskell and Winters.
TMCN member cities are Abilene, Albany, Anson, Aspermont, Baird, Ballinger, Brady, Breckenridge, Bronte, Brownwood, Buffalo Gap, Cisco, Clyde, Coleman, Colorado City, Comanche, Cross Plains, De Leon, Dublin, Early, Eastland, Eden, Goldthwaite, Gorman, Hamilton, Hamlin, Haskell, Hico, Knox City, Menard, Merkel, Miles, Munday, Ranger, Rising Star, Robert Lee , Roscoe, Rotan, San Angelo, San Saba, Santa Anna, Snyder, Stamford, Sweetwater, Throckmorton, Tye, and Winters.
The mission of Texas Midwest Community Network is to promote a regional approach to provide the resources and awareness for its members to achieve economic and community growth. The organization provides a means by which communities can work together to accomplish what one community cannot do alone.
For more information about Texas Midwest Community Network visit www.texasmidwest.org.
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