Albany department wins award for 4th year in a row

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      The City of Albany's Department of Community and Economic Development has officially been named a recipient of the 2014 National Community Development Association John A. Sasso Award. This award recognizes community efforts in showing the Community Development Block Grand Program.

      This department has been a recipient of this aware now for four consecutive years.

      The National Community Development Week activities were a proclamation signing by the mayor, a post card campaign, and a Give Back Day of donations to A Place For Hope. These were all coordinated by Betty Jackson-Burton and April Mahone.

      This year marks the 40th anniversary of the CDBG Program.