[April 25, 2014]
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Thursday morning, representatives from Ameren
Illinois and Ameren ActOnEnergy presented the city of Lincoln with
the 2013 Most Progressive City award. The award comes as a result of
the fact that a high percentage of Lincoln businesses have taken
advantage of energy-saving programs through ActOnEnergy. Representatives from
some of those businesses were present along with
representatives from Ameren, the city and the Lincoln/Logan County
Chamber of Commerce.
When the event was called to
order, Agnes Mrozowski of Ameren spoke about the award and the
significance of having a high percentage of local businesses
participate in the ActOnEnergy energy-savings projects.
Daetta Jones of Ameren was
then called up to present the award to the city. The award
consisted of two signs that the city may place at a location of
their choice, showing they are an energy-efficient city. Mayor
Keith Snyder said the city has not yet determined where they will
place the signage, but that it will be in a prominent location. It was also noted that while the gift Thursday was two signs, the
city can have more if they request them.
Also on hand was Andi Hake, who
stood with Snyder as he accepted the reward. Snyder said he
had invited the chamber to be a part of this because they support
local business in Lincoln. Hake commented that she was pleased
to be a part of the recognition and also knew that of all the
businesses that have participated in the energy-saving program, the
vast majority of them are chamber members.
Pictures by Nila Smith