City officials recognize business achievementsWoodbury city officials recognized local business community leaders last week at an event where Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens gave a run-down of accomplishments in commerce.
By: Mike Longaecker, Woodbury Bulletin
Woodbury city officials recognized local business community leaders last week at an event where Mayor Mary Giuliani Stephens gave a run-down of accomplishments in commerce.
Jobs in Woodbury’s education and health service sectors are on the uptick, Stephens told a gathering of local business owners Thursday at the city’s Business Town Meeting, held at Central Park.
The city, which Stephens noted holds one-quarter of all jobs in Washington County, will continue reaching out through a strategy relying heavily on promotion of the city as an attractive place to do business.
“We want to continue to be proactive,” she said.
Stephens also noted that a survey of residents revealed low marks for the condition of city streets, which prompted the city’s largest-ever street rehabilitation project, which ramps up this year. Street rehabilitation projects in Woodbury’s Colby Lake and Windwood neighborhoods represent efforts to improve on those survey results, Stephens said.
She presented Summit Mortgage with a special recognition award for the most home closings.
The city also honored efforts surrounding the environment. Great River Greening & South Washington Watershed District was honored for innovative storm water management practices.
Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co. was awarded for its sustainable business practices.
New Life Academy students Rachel Breiholz and Sierra Ross received an award for their efforts to improve waste reduction and recycling at the school.
Meanwhile, residnets Bob and Catherine Glunz were recognized for their innovative storm water management practices.