PHOTOS: Town Hall Day for the 2017 Winners of the Great Places in North Carolina

On March 29th, APA-NC celebrated Town Hall Day in Raleigh by joining with legislators to recognize the 2017 winners of the Great Places in North Carolina initiative. Representatives Stephen Ross and David Rogers welcomed all to the Legislative Building to celebrate the dynamic partnerships that bring together local and state governments.

Program Chair Kelly Bennett provided an overview of the Great Places in North Carolina program, describing this year’s categories, including the new Great Transformation category. APA-NC Chapter President Ken Bowers introduced all of the winning communities—Morehead City, Mebane, Lewisville, Winston-Salem, and Mooresville. Representatives from each community shared with those attendance a few words about what makes their respective place great. Behind every great place is North Carolinians working together to improve their community.

APA-NC was pleased to join with legislators to celebrate these collaborative planning efforts. Legislators in attendance included Senator Paul Lowe, Jr, Senator Joyce Krawiec, and Senator David Curtis.

Rep. Stephen Ross, of Alamance County, and Rep. David Rogers, of Burke and Rutherford Counties, welcomes Great Places in NC award recipients at the Town Hall Day event at the NC General Assembly.


Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins speaks about the Mooresville Mill, which won the Great Transformation award.


Mebane Mayor Pro Tem Ed Hooks speaks about Clay Street in Mebane, which won the Great Main Street in the Making award.


Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines speaks about the R.J. Reynolds Building in the city’s downtown, which won the People’s Choice Award for Great Historic Rehabilitation.


Lewisville Mayor Mike Horn speaks about Shallowford Square, which won the People’s Choice Award for Great Public Space.


APA-NC President Ken Bowers speaks about the state’s great places.

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