Sunday October 4th, 2015 1:08AM

Cornelia, Suwanee singled out for outstanding achievement

By Staff
ATLANTA - Thirteen Georgia cities were recently recognized for outstanding achievement in urban design, economic development, organizational projects and downtown promotions. <br /> <br /> The recognition was part of the annual Georgia Downtown Conference Awards of Excellence ceremony held recently in Decatur and was the culmination of a week-long conference for the state's downtown developers.<br /> <br /> The Georgia Downtown Conference promotes downtown and economic development through public awareness, governmental relations and education. Co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs' Office of Downtown Development and the Georgia Downtown Association, the awards and the conference provide recognition for downtown and community development professionals, and an opportunity to showcase the best of Georgia's unique downtowns each year.<br /> <br /> More than 50 communities across Georgia garnered nominations this year, with 13 selected for gold, silver or bronze awards in each of the four categories. The city of Cartersville won the prestigious Downtown Development Program of the Year award for its significant work in all four categories.<br /> <br /> A list of the categories and the award winners:<br /> <br /> Design:<br /> <br /> Gold - Dalton<br /> Silver - Milledgeville<br /> Bronze - Monroe Downtown Development Authority<br /> <br /> Organization:<br /> <br /> Gold
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