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Courthouse recognized for maintenance, community involvement

March 01, 2010
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DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA — The Douglas County Courthouse has been awarded as Government Building of the Year by the Atlanta chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), according to the Times-Georgian.

According to the story, the courthouse was also the first to receive ENERGY STAR certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Facilities Manager Mark Price has been working towards this award for a long time.

Price said: "I''ve wanted to enter the courthouse in competition since I came here nine years ago, but the time didn''t seem right until this year. We just made it happen. It was a lot of work for my staff and me, but it was worth it."

In addition to extensive maintenance and cleaning, Price also developed and presented building emergency procedures and demonstrated its commitment to the community, the story stated.

Price said: "We''re probably one of the most community involved courthouses in the country. This courthouse was a big investment for Douglas County taxpayers, and in pursing and winning this award, I hope the county sees that we''re protecting their investment and we''re very proud of it."
This recognition, presented at BOMA''s annual banquet in Atlanta, qualifies the courthouse to participate in regional awards, the story added.
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