The East Tennessee Development District (ETDD) held its Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday evening, July 12, at the Venue in Lenoir City.
The Banquet was attended by more than 130 local elected officials and staff members from ETDD. Each year at the Awards Banquet, the East Tennessee Development District recognizes local governments and other agencies for the completion of projects that have special local or regional significance.
During the award ceremony, ETDD recognized the City of Clinton being approved as a Tennessee Downtown Community.
Clinton’s commitment to a comprehensive revitalization effort for their downtown led to this recognition.
The City of Clinton joins a select group of Tennessee Downtown recipients that now stands at 46.
The downtown district includes a thriving commercial district and also features a focus on antiques.
With more than 20-plus shops that feature quality antiques, collectibles and gifts, the historic downtown was voted the small town with the most antique stores in the South by Tennessee AntiqueTrail.com. Mixed residential/commercial use is the next step that Clinton is looking into to provide future growth in their historic downtown district. The award was accepted by E.T. Stamey, Clinton Councilman.