Quality of life in Brewton earns city SARPC award

Published 11:19 am Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The City of Brewton has been awarded the Norman J. Walton, Sr. Regional Award.

The award, which was awarded at the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission’s annual meeting, recognizes county and municipal governments the three-county SARPC region.

“We have made quality of life a priority with the goal of aggressive industry recruitment,” said Mayor Yank Lovelace. “This past year is proof positive that our city’s investment in its people and programs that make our city’s heritage shine was exactly the right decision.”

Brewton triumphed over 29 other municipalities in Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia Counties to secure the award in areas of problem-solving, intergovernmental coordination, innovation, benefit to regional quality of life and cost effectiveness.

“I was honored to present this prestigious award to the City of Brewton,” said SARPC Director Rickey Rhodes. “Great things are happening in Brewton and SARPC appreciates the hard work of Mayor Yank Lovelace and the city council and others as we all work hard to enhance the quality of life in south Alabama.”

The city cited park expansions, the addition of Provalus to its business community and a new theater among reasons to receive the award.

“I am proud of all the work our city has done,” Lovelace said, “and I am looking for even greater successes in the year to come. I want to cordially invite you all to Brewton. We have something to show you.”