New this morning... Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner will announce Toledo has been named one of six finalists for the most liveable community award sponsored by the United Nations.
Mayor Finkbeiner and other community leaders will discuss plans to send a delegation to London to compete for the overall victory next month.
The LivCom Awards were launched in 1997 and are endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme. LivCom is the world's only Awards Competition focussing on Best Practice regarding the management of the local environment. The objective of LivCom is to improve the quality of life of individual citizens through the creation of 'liveable communities'.
LivCom is non-political, embracing all nations and cultures, and over 50 countries are represented within the Awards.
Each year communities that have met at the Finals of The LivCom Awards have exchanged Best Practice and practical experience and have joined forces to address mutual challenges. The partnerships have inevitably lead to mutual technical advances and more effective use of resources, including finance.