The East Tennessee Development District (ETDD) held its Annual Awards Banquet on July 14 at the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton. The banquet was attended by over 130 local elected officials and staff members from ETDD. The Honorable Robert Martineau Jr., Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, provided keynote comments at the banquet.
Each year at the Awards Banquet, the East Tennessee Development District recognizes local governments and other agencies for the completion of projects that have special local or regional significance. During the award ceremony, ETDD recognized Claiborne County for the completion of the Midway Area Water Line Extension. Claiborne County recently completed the installation of a public water line into an area that was plagued by poor well water quality. The $506,000 project was funded by a Community Development Block Grant for $465,000 and a local share contribution of $41,000. Over 21,000 ft. of water lines were installed to serve approximately 100 residents. The award was accepted by Claiborne County ECD Director Robin Mason.