CITY OF LEBANON COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
POINT OF CONTACT: Derek Gean
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lebanon receives MML Innovation Award
The Missouri Municipal League announced April 16 that the City of Lebanon has received the 2019 Innovation Award for a medium-sized city.
The City received the award for the Lebanon Fire Department's Smoke Detector Program, which was resurrected following a tragic fire last year resulting in loss of life. The program provides the means for Lebanon firefighters to install smoke detectors free of charge to residences in the City of Lebanon.
The primary intent is to ensure there are working smoke detectors in every home within the City. The project expanded to include providing carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers and bailout ladders.
Community donations for the smoke detectors are facilitated through the Lebanon Area Foundation, and the Lebanon City Council has also committed to providing matching funds for the effort.
The MML chose Local Government Week to announce the winning cities. Awards are based on population size. Other winning municipalities include the City of Springfield, the City of Nixa, and the City of Fair Grove.
The official award will be presented at the MML Conference scheduled for September in St. Charles.