June 23, 2008 - The City of Tampa was the only Florida city presented with a 2008 Outstanding Achievement City Livability Award by the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) on Saturday morning, June 21, during the organization’s 76th Annual Meeting in Miami.
City Livability Awards, a program of the USCM and sponsored by Waste Management Inc., recognize cities and mayors that have initiated programs that improve the quality of life in their communities. Tampa was recognized by an independent panel of judges in the large cities category along with Chicago, Honolulu, and Seattle. Louisville took home the first place award and four other cities including Orlando received honorable mention citations. Ten smaller U.S. cities were also recognized for their efforts.
Tampa’s nomination focused on its youth programs including the Mayor’s Youth Corps, Mayor’s Mentoring Program, and the city’s newest youth based initiative, the “Mayor’s Book Talk” program on City of Tampa Television, CTTV.
For more information, contact Neighborhood Services Administrator Santiago Corrada at (813) 274-7938. To learn more about the City of Tampa and its services visit www.tampagov.net.
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