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Wetumpka awarded Alabama’s ‘Small Town of the Year’

The city of Wetumpka has reason to celebrate after being awarded “Small Town of the Year.”
The city of Wetumpka has reason to celebrate after being awarded “Small Town of the Year.”(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 12:42 PM CST
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WETUMPKA, Ala. (WSFA) - The city of Wetumpka has reason to celebrate after being awarded “Small Town of the Year.”

According to a Facebook post from the city, the award was presented during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

“It was an honor to receive this award as we continue moving Wetumpka forward,” the Facebook post read.

Last week, the City of Wetumpka was excited to receive the "Small Town of the Year Award" at the Governor's Conference...

Posted by City of Wetumpka, AL Government on Monday, January 10, 2022

Wetumpka came into the small-town spotlight after being chosen for HGTV’s “Home Town Takeover” series. The series kick-started renovation projects across the downtown area.

When asked about the outlook for 2022, Mayor Jerry Willis said he is very optimistic.

“Even with the success that we’ve had this past year, and we enjoyed that, but we have to learn how to manage that success and keep it moving, and it’ll move us into new projects as we continue to make Wetumpka best it can possibly be,” said Willis.

In addition to the renovations, the city has seen increased tourism numbers and has shared its renovation plan with other cities.

The city also developed a state-of-the-art sports complex and a new football stadium.

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