The city of Cleveland is being recognized for its environmental efforts.
Mayor Tom Rowland announced that the Tennessee Environmental Health Association has chosen Cleveland to receive its 2016 Community Partnership Award. It's the first year the award has been presented.
According to a letter from Eric Coffey, president-elect of theTennessee Environmental Health Association, the award is given to "an individual or organization that has made significant impact either on the profession of environmental health or on the environmental health of the community."
Cleveland was cited in the letter for its many programs related to community environmental health, including its many parks, public pools, the annual Mouse Creek cleanup, supporting a Shade Tree Board that has resulted in 24 consecutive Tree City USA designations and the new dog park.
"Our city works closely with other organizations, including the Cleveland/Bradley Keep America Beautiful, to create a good quality of life," Mayor Rowland said.
The award is scheduled to be presented September 29.