Published On: Fri, Aug 29th, 2014

Mayor shares news of town’s award winning efforts

The City of Lewisburg has received recognition of its efforts in community redevelopment in regards to the Montwell Park project.

As reported in the West Virginia Daily News, Mayor John Manchester ended his term as West Virginia Municipal League president on Aug. 15 at the annual conference in Bridgeport. Manchester says the city had applied for the All Star Community Enrichment Award based on the city’s involvement with transforming the blighted area entering downtown on Route 219 South known as Fort Savannah. Lewisburg was presented the award for the ninth year in a row at the conference. Only three cities in the state received this award this year.

Manchester says the second award, The Vision of Tomorrow Award, came as a surprise. It was presented to the city from Thrasher Engineering in only the second year of giving out the award.

Manchester said, “We are extremely pleased to have been selected by both the Municipal League and Thrasher Engineering based on our community efforts now taking place at Montwell Park. They recognize what a significant difference that redevelopment is making to the entrance to our city.”