Receiving recognition at both C.O.L. Council meeting and at the NC Main Street conference in Goldsboro, NC, the Lenoir Main Street Program was elated to select the C.O.L. Building and Maintenance Dept. as the 2016 Lenoir Main Street Champions and here is why:

Creative. Dependable. Supportive. Hard-working. Reliable. Talented. The list of adjectives goes on and on to describe the City of Lenoir Building and Maintenance Division. A group that truly defines what it means to be downtown champions.

In addition to their general duties of maintaining 43 public buildings, these champions never fail to come to the aid of downtown development by taking on such special projects as constructing our downtown stage, Christmas decorations, beer gardens, sandwich boards, light-pole banners, festival electric and water infrastructure, and this is the short list of special downtown projects. Not to mention just on the edge of downtown, they renovated a building into a 16-bed homeless shelter facility, constructed community memorials, and created several community gardens putting Lenoir on the front page of Parade Magazine. Downtown and the City of Lenoir are so fortunate to have champions like JR, Mike, Duke, Tommy, Keith, Danny and Charles!