The City of Enterprise was honored to be nationally recognized and awarded first place with the Cultural Diversity Award.
Each year, this Award recognizes a city program which encourages citizen involvement and shows an appreciation of cultural diversity.
The awards are sponsored by the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO), a constituency group of the National League of Cities (NLC).
Enterprise surpassed both Colorado Springs, Colorado and Gainesville, Florida with the first 2009 Enterprise Aviation Expo.
The Expo was recognized for highlighting American, German and Russian military history, culture and traditions, including aircraft and equipment from different cultures, and reenactment groups from World War II.
The event drew more than 5,000 people, including international flight students from South America and the Middle East stationed at Fort Rucker. These students were sponsored attendees by the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs.
According to Mayor Kenneth Boswell, “This award highlighted the diversity and community support within Enterprise. This Expo was a success because of our local businesses and hard working City employees. I am pleased that Enterprise was recognized on a national level and it just shows those bigger cities that grand things do come in small packages."
Planning for the 2010 Enterprise Aviation Expo is underway and scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2010.