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City of Watkinsville wins national award for infrastructure investment to connect residents

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The City of Watkinsville has won a national award for infrastructure investment strategies that help connect residents to one another. During the 75th annual All-America City event over the weekend in Denver, the National Civic League recognized the seat of Oconee County as one of 10 communities nationwide for “transformative, community-driven efforts to strengthen democracy through local action and innovation.”

Watkinsville Mayor Brian Brodrick was among a delegation of roughly 20 people who attended the event. Finalists for the award pitched stories and initiatives to a panel of judges comprising nationally recognized civic leaders. Other All-America City winners included Danville, Newport News and Roanoke, Virginia; Edinburg, Texas; High Point, North Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; Monrovia, California; La Marque, Texas, and Seattle, Washington.

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