The program recognized municipalities committed to professional development, prudent fiscal management, transparency, accountability, and proactive communications to engage community stakeholders.
The Township of Hampton was one of sixteen municipalities recognized for being part of the Banner Community Program since its inception in 2012.
“We are delighted to see this tremendous program continue to grow and to recognize so many of our great municipalities this year,” said Fitzgerald. “Local government officials are critical to the success of this region. They are more likely to know what issues matter most to local residents and how resources can be used most effectively in their area. Congratulations to the officials in our Banner Communities who represent their constituents so well, and thank you for all of your hard work in making this county a better place to live and work.”
The announcement was made during a press event and ceremony at the Rivers Club on Friday, March 23. Michael L. Peters, Council President, and W. Christopher Lochner, Municipal Manager, attended the event and accepted a certificate from the County Executive for the recognition.
“The growth of the Banner Community Program throughout the last six years is a testament to the fine work being conducted in local government throughout our region,” said ALOM Chairman Dennis Watson. “The record participation in the program for 2018 clearly demonstrates a commitment to best practices in governance by our municipal stakeholders. I look forward to the continued success and future enhancements of the Banner Community Program in the years to come.”