Georgetown lands awards at Downtown Delaware ‘Revitalize!’ Conference

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Georgetown Town Manager Gene Dvornick, third from left, is presented the “Excellence in Town Management” award from Diane Laird, left, from the Delaware Economic Development Office. Also pictured are David Hugg from the Town of Smyrna and Bernice Whaley from the Delaware Economic Development Office.

GEORGETOWN – The town of Georgetown was recognized with two awards from the Delaware Economic Development Office during the 2016 Downtown ‘Revitalize!’ Conference held in Wilmington on March 16, 2016.

DEDO presented the Town of Georgetown awards in the categories of “Outstanding Downtown Community Partner” and “Excellence in Town Management.”

The “Outstanding Downtown Community Partner for the Town of Georgetown” was awarded to Georgetown Arts & Flowers for their “continued efforts in support of the beautification of Downtown Georgetown, specifically, the colorful hanging baskets that enhance our downtown corridor; decoration of East Market Street, in cooperation with local businesses, with scarecrows; decoration of the Circle with evergreens and bows during Christmas; the planting of Spring bulbs, and coordination of the Annual Children’s Art Show.”

The award was received by councilwoman Chris Lecates, who also serves as president for Georgetown Arts & Flowers.

Town Manager Gene Dvornick was recognized with the “Excellence in Town Management” award for his exceptional leadership in his capacity as town manager.

Diane Laird, State Coordinator for Downtown Delaware, remarked, “Gene’s strong historic preservation ethic is evident in his leading the creation of comprehensive downtown Design Guidelines to protect the historic fabric of the community and creation of a new community brand, the adoption of which took place just hours after its presentation, and implementation, on letterhead the very next morning!”

Mr. Dvornick is responsible for the day-to-day administration and operations management of the town staff.

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