(Dalton, GA, December 18, 2015) – Code Enforcement Officer Chris Cochran from the Dalton Police Department was honored as the 2015 Code Enforcement Official of the year by Keep Georgia Beautiful. Cochran established the code enforcement program in 2013 and has been responsible for enforcing environmental, housing, and land use codes in the city.
Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful, the local Keep America Beautiful and Keep Georgia Beautiful affiliate, and the City of Dalton nominated Cochran for his extensive work in the area of code enforcement. Throughout the year he’s been involved in activities ranging from removing illegally dumped tires to informing residents about building code violations.
Almost 250 Georgians attended the 37th Annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, December 16 at the Marriott Century Center. The annual program honors individuals and organizations working to improve Georgia’s environment.
“Today’s program celebrates and recognizes 37 years of collaboration by individuals, schools, corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies to keep Georgia’s environment beautiful,” said Kevin Perry, President of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation.
The annual awards ceremony recognizes outstanding efforts in the areas of Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction & Recycling and Community Improvement. Individual wards are presented to a public works official, code enforcement official, elected official, student, male volunteer, female volunteer, and executive director of the year.
The program also honors Georgia’s Keep America Beautiful Affiliates for their comprehensive environmental impact on the local community. Since its inception in 1978, Georgia’s affiliate network has grown to be the nation’s largest, with 78 local affiliates serving 76% of the state’s population.
Additional article also posted on the Dalton Police Department Blog: http://daltonpd.com/2015/12/dalton-officer-named-code-enforcement-official-of-the-year/
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