The City of Alcoa has received the Rebuild Tennessee Award from the Tennessee Development District Association (TDDA) in recognition of the development of a new water treatment plant facility. The awards were made on March 26 at the TDDA Annual Meeting in Nashville.
The TDDA is an association of Tennessee’s nine development districts, which are regional planning and economic development organizations. These policy boards within each district are made up of the state’s 95 counties and 340 municipalities. Development districts assist with regional issues including planning and economic development coordination, transportation, solid waste, loans and grants for water and sewage systems, housing, tourism, SBA loans, air quality and services to the elderly.
“These awards represent the best in infrastructure: those structures and services that government provides for use by the general pubic. It generally implies large-scale projects and improvements that are vital to the functioning of society and the economy. Also, infrastructure is so expensive that it generally requires government action, and in many cases several governments working together to collect revenues and raise sufficient capital,” said Terry Bobrowski, executive director of the East Tennessee Development District.