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Mayor Honored With Award in Washington, D.C.

Monday December 6, 2010

Partners for Livable Communities recognize Abramson’s visionary leadership

Mayor Jerry Abramson will be honored Tuesday evening in Washington, D.C. by the Partners for Livable Communities for what the non-profit organization calls “his 21 years of visionary leadership and devotion to the social and economic well-being of Louisville.”

Abramson will be presented with the Entrepreneurial American Leadership Award during the group’s Celebration of Vision and Community Spirit formal dinner and awards ceremony, at The Willard Hotel in Washington. Along with Abramson, eight individuals, organizations and communities will be honored for their stewardship and innovation in the improvement of communities worldwide.

“It is a privilege to receive this award from a group that values cultivating the same I ideals I do, the ones that contribute to our community’s quality of life,” Abramson said. “From our City of Parks, the Healthy Hometown Movement and projects like our new downtown arena, I’m proud to be honored for my role in developing Louisville into a great place to call home.”

“Jerry Abramson represents the best of leadership of great cities today,” Bob McNulty, President, Partners for Livable Communities said. “He has had a continuity of public service; intrepid leadership style, a vision of regional cooperation, and a full commitment to quality of life for all citizens. Louisville has become one of America’s most livable cities under his watch.”

About the Celebration of Vision and Community Spirit awards

The “Celebration of Vision and Community Spirit” awards honor both innovative projects in communities and lifetimes of achievement for individuals that have made a true difference in their respective fields of activity. The honorees represent lifetimes of cultivating the arts, historic preservation, regionalism, smart planning practices and neighborhood development that bring life to struggling communities. All of the honorees have sought to build on their assets and improve the communities around them.

About the Partners for Livable Communities:

Partners for Livable Communities is a national non-profit organization working to restore and renew the communities we work and live in. Partners has over thirty years of experience in solving community problems by providing information, leadership and guidance that help communities help themselves. For more information, please visit: www.livable.org