SBA to Honor Enterprise Mayor for Disaster Recovery Effort

WASHINGTON (AP) - Enterprise Mayor Kenneth Boswell will be honored next month in Washington, D.C.

The Small Business Administration announced Monday it will present Boswell with its 2008 Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery by a Public Official.

The SBA said in a statement Boswell took command after a massive tornado struck his city on March 1, 2007. The agency said the mayor's quick-thinking, leadership and communications skill guided the city through a tragedy.

The high school and neighboring Hillcrest Elementary School were severely damaged by a massive EF-4 twister that killed eight students.

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