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Nasby receives Excellence in Service Award from CGMC

Windom City Administrator Steve Nasby receives the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities’ Excellence in Service award from CGMC President and Glencoe Mayor Randy Wilson during the CGMC’s annual legislative awards dinner Aug. 21 in Rochester. Submitted photo

ST. PAUL — Windom City Administrator Steve Nasby was recognized by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) on Thursday during the coalition’s three-day summer conference in Rochester for his excellence in service to Greater Minnesota.

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The Excellence in Service Award is given annually to a city leader who demonstrates knowledge, leadership and active participation in CGMC program areas over the past year.

Nasby played a key role in advancing two of the CGMC’s top priorities during the 2014 legislative session — broadband expansion and the Greater Minnesota Business Development Public Infrastructure (BDPI) grant program. The BDPI program provides money for cities to improve public infrastructure to help promote private business growth). He testified in front of separate legislative committees on both issues and helped legislators to understand how important they are to economic development in Greater Minnesota.

“Steve proved to be the CGMC’s go-to guy this session,” said Randy Wilson, president of the CGMC and mayor of Glencoe. “His testimony on the ways in which high-quality broadband and the BDPI program have positively impacted his community showed lawmakers why these initiatives are important to our entire state.”

CGMC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization representing 85 cities outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The coalition educates legislators about issues important to Greater Minnesota.