Winners in the 2016 Great Places in North Carolina awards program were recognized at a press event during Town Hall activities on June 8th in Raleigh.
Eleven legislators attended the event in a packed press room at the Legislative Building where APA-NC Chapter President John Morck recognized winning communities for the dynamic and collaborative partnerships that facilitated great main streets, great main streets in-the-making, great places for healthy living, and great historic rehabilitations. Representatives from Waynesville, Matthews, Statesville, Rocky Mount, Pitt County, and Greensboro shared with those attendance “nuggets of wisdom” from their respective communities.
Over the summer and early fall, each of the communities will host a local recognition event where they will be presented with a framed award certificate. Additionally, the APA-NC Annual Planning Conference in Asheville will include a Great Places in NC session where winning communities will describe best practices and lessons learned.