City of Milton Selected 2020 Community Achievement Award Winner by Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce
On Friday, January 29, 2021, the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce held their 84th Annual Community Awards and Board Installation Luncheon. The event, held at the Santa Rosa County Auditorium, recognized the outgoing Chamber Board of Directors, and installed the new Board. The highlight of the event was the announcement of ten (10) awards to individuals, businesses and organizations serving Santa Rosa County. Categories included “Business of the Year”, “Volunteer of the Year”, and induction into the Chamber “Hall of Fame”.
The City of Milton was selected for the 2020 Community Achievement Award. The Award Citation, read by Board Chairman Terry Miller stated:
“Investing in our youth and our young at heart is always good – investing in their health and emotional well-being is great! It is a known fact that communities who provide a variety of outdoor activities are attractive to families, families that support local businesses and these successful businesses helps provide a healthy and prosperous economy.
Our Community Achievement recipient not only understands this – they have expanded on it. In 2007 with input from area skaters the Steven Morgan Skate Park was constructed and has been a huge success with not only area skaters, but those traveling to check out Northwest Florida’s premier skatepark.
In 2019 Jernigan Landing underwent renovations including brick roadways, beautiful landscaping, electrical outlets, and a grassy area for relaxing, playing and enjoying awesome outdoor concerts, not to mention bouncy toys and water slides. And just recently in 2020 the much-anticipated Splash Pad opened to a very enthusiastic fan base followed by the BMX Track that opened in September, with additional work coming upon a grant approval.
Thank you to our 2020 Community Achievement recipient The City of Milton! We Appreciate All You’re doing for our community.”
Receiving the award on behalf of the City, City Manager Randy Jorgenson thanked the Chamber for recognizing the hard work of the entire organization – from the City Council, to staff, he stressed that it truly is a team effort.
City Manager Randy Jorgenson receives the 2020 Community Achievement Award from Chamber Board Chairman Terry Miller (photo courtesy City of Milton PIO)
The City of Milton contingent at the 84th Annual Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce Community Awards and Installation Luncheon. From L-R: Edward E. Spears, Heidi Sroka, Councilwoman Roxanne Meiss, Randy Jorgenson, Councilman Jeff Snow, Chief Tony Tindell, and Chamber President Terry Miller (photo courtesy City of Milton PIO)
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