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Forum staff reports , Published June 26 2009

Moorhead Mayor Voxland given League service award

For his efforts in revitalizing his city’s downtown, as well as the many hours he put into the flood fight of 2009, Moorhead Mayor Mark Voxland has received the highest award the League of Minnesota Cities grants elected officials.

The C.C. Ludwig Award is named for a former league executive director and is given annually in celebration of outstanding service.

Voxland will share the 2009 award with Ronald H. Jabs, the former mayor of Jordan, Minn.

Voxland, a former president of the league, received the award for elected officials from cities with populations of 10,000 or more.

He was honored for taking the lead on Moorhead’s downtown revitalization program and for his work during the recent flood.

Jabs received the award for officials from cities with populations of less than 10,000.

He was cited for promoting progress in his city and for playing a major role in the city getting a new wastewater and water treatment plant.

The awards were presented earlier this week at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference in St. Paul.

The league is a nonprofit organization that assists more than 800 members throughout the state with things like advocacy, expert analysis and collective action.