Fort Mitchell named city government of the year

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The Kentucky League of Cities named Fort Mitchell the city government of the year, according to a press release the agency sent out Friday.

“Among the city’s community improvements is a $150 million development at the site of the former Drawbridge Inn,” communications and marketing director Michele Hill said in the release. “It will include a continuing care retirement community, medical offices, retail locations, restaurants, and a hotel. The project will revitalize a blighted area and bring new jobs.”

An independent panel of judges selected the city out of several nominations, according to the press release. Fort Mitchell was chosen, in part, because of a prioritization of growth and community service over the last year, in addition to investing in neighborhood improvements, attracting new business, and seeking federal grants, Hill wrote in the release.

“I am deeply humbled and honored by this recognition,” Fort Mitchell Mayor Jude Hehman said. “This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire community, from our city council and staff to our residents and local businesses. Together, we achieve great strides in making our city a better place to live, work, and thrive.”

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