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Live, Work, Play City Award
On Jan. 22, the city of Dublin received a 2017 Live, Work, Play City Award presented by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), in conjunction with Georgia Trend Magazine, during GMA’s annual Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta.
The City of Dublin was one of nine cities that received this year's award whereby the winning cities were praised for their success in advancing job creation, housing offerings and recreational amenities. Judges for the 2017 Live, Work, Play Cities Award represented Georgia Power’s office of Community & Economic Impact, the Department of Community Affairs and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government.
The City of Dublin’s application was a group effort with community partners including Dublin-Laurens Tourism Council, the Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Development Authority. Multimedia was encouraged with the application submission. Dublin-Laurens Tourism Council provided a video presentation of photographs showcasing the community including photos of events, tourism product, and recent recognitions such as the International City of the Year.
“These nine cities truly embody well-rounded communities that benefit residents and businesses alike,” said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton. “They also serve as examples for local governments across Georgia. Officials in these cities have demonstrated advanced problem-solving, exceptional management and teamwork to increase the overall quality of life for all residents. GMA is honored to serve all of our member cities and especially proud of these award recipients.”