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Main Street Award for Green River
Three Wyoming communities were recognized recently for their dedication, leadership and excellence in revitalizing local downtowns.
Mayor Hank Castillon received the 2012 Wyoming Main Street Leadership Award; and the Evanston and Buffalo, Wyo., Main Street programs received the Wyoming Main Street Innovation Award in the Certified and Affiliate community categories, respectively.
Castillon was selected due to his personal commitment to see success in the Green River Main Street Program. He has committed hours of his own time to attending Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency (URA) workshops, meetings and retreats to show his support. His true commitment to Main Street was shown this year when he provided resources to send as many board and committee members as possible to the 2012 Wyoming Main Street pre-trip and National Main Street Conference in Baltimore, Md. As a result, nine individuals representing Green River attended.
“Mayor Castillon sets the bar for other mayor’s across the state in supporting their Main Street programs,” said Mary Randolph, director of the Wyoming Main Street program. “We are pleased to give this award to such a deserving person this year.”
The Main Street Innovation Award is presented to local programs that demonstrate excellence, originality, and effectiveness.