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Town of Albany Wins Livingston Parish Associate of the Year

Left to Right:  April Wehrs, Chamber President | Mayor Eileen Bates McCarrol | Candy Forbes, Chamber Board Chair


The Town of Albany was presented with the Livingston Parish Associate of the Year Award on Wednesday, January 15 at the Livingston Parish Annual Awards Banquet.  The award is one of eight awards presented in the categories of business and non business awards. The Associate of the Year Award is a non business award presented annually to entities that align with goals of serving and enhancing our communities and advancing the economy in Livingston Parish.  Accepting the award on behalf of the Town of Albany was Mayor Eileen Bates McCarrol.  "Presenting this award to the Town of Albany was an easy choice.  Mayor Eileen Bates McCarrol has hit the ground running and is working to advance business opportunities for Albany.   The area was already set for growth and the officials are adjusting in areas that will position the community for smart growth.", states April Wehrs, Chamber President. 

Albany is working to incorporate additional areas with business interest.  In addition, Albany participates in positive promotions including the Love Lp and Litter Free Lp Initiatives.  Crews from Albany have the most people participating showing a willingness to work on a collaborative effort.  The business community of Albany has seen a surge in engagement through business association, chamber. programming that includes Election Forums, Livingston Young Professionals, Leadership Livingston Program, Chamber Cares community service programming and Education Initiatives.  

States Mayor McCarrol, "We are honored to have been chosen for this award.  The chamber puts on programming the makes our parish shine, and we are proud to be a part of it." 

Past recipients of the Associates Award include, Sheriff Jason Ard, Congressman Garrett Graves and the City of Walker.