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City of Excellence

City of ExcellenceThe City of Fort Valley has been honored one of 10 Georgia “Cities of Excellence,” recognized as one of the state’s “best managed and most livable cities.”

“The 10 chosen cities demonstrate how cities make a difference in our quality of life. They maximize the ir resources to create communities where people can live, work, play and raise families,” said GMA executive director Jim Higdon.

“Georgia’s city leaders provide good government and build strong, dynamic communities,” added Georgia Trend Publisher Neely Young. Georgia Trend is a partner in the 'Cities of Excellence" program.

“Good Management, new ideas, old-fashioned values, job creation, putting business practices in government, a better quality of life, all of these were taken into consideration by the Georgia Municipal Association and Georgia Trend Cities of Excellence panelists.”

Fort Valley was judged by a 12 member panel on issues such as administration, citizen participation, community and economic development, cultural arts, education, fiscal management, infrastructure, intergovernmental cooperation, planning, public safety, recreation and leisure services, social services and technology.