Miracle League receives two prestigious awards
At Tuesday’s Monticello City Council meeting, the Miracle League of Southeast Arkansas was recognized for having won the Trendsetter Award from Arkansas Business magazine for cities from 5,000 to 20,000 in polulation—the only organization south of Little Rock to be mentioned.
The Trendsetter City program is designed to honor cities which are leaders in innovative programs and initiatives for improvement and growth. Being a Trendsetter City is an honor that speaks to the commitment by city leadership and its citizens, and creates a great economic development selling point.
The program recognizes city lead programs established to improve the wellness of city employees and/or its citizens. It can include but is not limited to creation of walkable space, community gardens, development of parks, etc.
The competition is divided into three population categories to allow cities to compete with other cities of comparable size. The other population categories are cities less than 5,000 population and more than 20,000.
The Miracle League and the city also took home the Don A. Zimmerman Pinnacle Award from Arkansas Business.