Eastgate Receives Medium Metro Achievement Award from the National Association of Regional Councils

Jun 18, 2019
The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) presented its 2019 Achievement and Leadership Awards at its 53rd Annual Conference and Exhibition in Omaha, this Tuesday evening.

“It is such a great honor to be able to recognize the valuable contributions of my colleagues …We know that this work can be slow, frustrating and challenging at times, but we also know how valuable it is to our communities and how rewarding it can be.” said NARC President ¬≠Geof Benson during his remarks at the dinner.

MEDIUM METRO ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
 
Eastgate Regional Council of Governments
Youngstown SMART Squared Network
 
Eastgate Regional Council of Governments’ Youngstown SMART Squared Network will connect Strategic & Sustainable, Medical & Manufacturing, Academic & Arts, Residential & Recreational, and Technology & Training centers in the heart of Eastern Ohio Appalachia’s largest metropolitan area – the City of Youngstown. The network will enhance mobility, improve safety, and integrate technology into a modern and efficient multimodal transportation system in Downtown Youngstown that is responsive and adaptive to the needs of current and future users. Eastgate is the proud recipient of a recent $10.8 million BUILD grant to fill the funding gap to complete this comprehensive effort. The SMART Squared Network project is a clear demonstration of the collaboration and trust amongst the community anchor institutions, city residents, and local and state governments.

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