Jena Mayor Murphy McMillin shows off the plaque Jena received after being named as winner of one of the 2013 Great Places in Louisiana award

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Jena Mayor Murphy McMillin shows off the plaque Jena received after being named as winner of one of the 2013 Great Places in Louisiana award. The award is sponsored each year by AARP’s Livable Communities Council,  the Center for Planning Excellence and the Lt. Governor’s Office. The award recognizes organizations, communities and local governments that are working to make their community livable for people of all ages and abilities.  Judges critiqued affordability, accessibility, community engagement, walkability, and public transit among other measures when judging the entries for the award. Development of the Jena’s Vision plan was cited in the application submitted for the competition
 
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