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ELMORE CO., AL (WSFA) -
A $30,000 grant announced by Gov.
Robert Bentley will enable Elmore County to make better use of its trails,
parks and outdoor recreation areas and in the process boost tourism and
The Elmore County
Commission will use the Appalachian Regional Commission grant to develop a
recreation plan to improve and promote its parks, trails, rivers and lakes.
recreation venues and facilities contribute to our economy and support jobs and
quality of life," Gov. Bentley said. "Providing quality recreation draws
tourism dollars and can also help attract new industry and new residents to a
A steering committee will
create an inventory of existing parks and recreation areas, examine the
potential for new or expanded areas and develop an overall blueprint for
recreation in the county. The committee also will develop marketing plans to
promote recreational events and will consider organizing future events as a way
to promote tourism.
The county administrator,
county engineer and a representative of the Central Alabama Regional Planning
and Development Commission will serve on the committee. The effort also will
include representation from the county's municipalities, unincorporated
communities, Tallassee and Elmore County school systems, non-profit organizations
and groups that have an interest in promoting recreation in the county.
Commission Chairman Joe Faulk that the grant had been approved.
The Alabama Department of
Economic and Community Affairs administers the ARC program in Alabama along
with a wide range of programs that support law enforcement, economic
development, workforce development, recreation, energy conservation and water
Congress established the
ARC in 1965 as a supplemental grant program to raise the standard of living,
improve the quality of life and promote economic development in portions of the
13 Appalachian mountain states. Thirty-seven Alabama counties, including Elmore
County, are part of the ARC area.
INFORMATION SOURCE: ADECA News Release
12 East Delano Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36105