NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk has been chosen as one of 15 finalists for the U.S. Conference of Mayors City Livability Awards in the national division of cities with populations under 100,000, Mayor Harry Rilling announced.
An initiative of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and environmental solutions provider Waste Management, the program is characterized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors as “the most competitive award program” sponsored by the organization. It honors mayors and city governments for developing innovations that enhance the quality of life in urban areas.
In its application, the city of Norwalk recognized the work of the Mayor’s Energy and Environment Task Force, chaired by council member John Kydes. Rilling created the task force in February 2014 to promote environmentally responsible use of energy and natural resources among citizens and businesses in Norwalk and to offer them green energy alternatives. As a finalist, Norwalk has been invited to submit a second application to the judges for the final round of decisions, which will take place in late spring.
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