The City of Natchitoches was selected as one of the recipients of the inaugural Lt. Governor’s Beautification Awards presented at the 79th Annual Louisiana Municipal Association Convention held in Alexandria Friday, July 29. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, Lousiana Garden Club Federation Cleanest City Contest State Chair Jean Gilstrap and Keep Louisiana Beautiful Board Chair Andrew Johnson presented the award.
Ten communities were presented with the award, which recognizes those communities who have made exceptional efforts toward a cleaner and greener Louisiana. The program was put in place to encourage cleanliness and beautification in communities across Louisiana throughout the year. In order to qualify, municipalities must meet the criteria set forth by Keep Louisiana Beautiful and the Louisiana Garden Club Federation’s Cleanest Cities Contest.
“Here in Louisiana we have the best food, music, art, culture, and history in the world,” said Nungesser. “Those who received the beautification award are certainly examples of that. Louisiana is so special because of our people who have such great love and passion for our state.”
Other municipalities that received the Lieutenant Governor’s Beautification Award were Abbeville, Alexandria, Farmerville, Fenton, Gretna, Hammond, Lake Charles, Loreauville and New Orleans.
Accepting the award for the City of Natchitoches were Mayor Lee Posey, City Councilman Eddie Harrington, City Councilwoman Sylvia Morrow and Main Street and Public Relations Manager Samantha Bonnette.