COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus City Council honored organizations throughout the Chattahoochee Valley at their meeting Tuesday.
Hope Harbour was recognized for its work with domestic violence victims in Columbus and in observance of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the Council gave them a proclamation.
"Georgia is ranked number one in teen dating violence and we just want to make everyone aware that it starts with us as adults," says Arianna Smith and Tiarra Sanga with Hope Harbour.
With Arbor Day ahead, Tree City USA received a nod for trying to bring a twist to the holiday.
"This year we're celebrating Columbus's 40th anniversary as Tree City USA and that is a big deal. Columbus was Georgia's first Tree City USA, we're the first city to really make a commitment to our urban forest," says Dorothy McDaniel, the executive director of Tree City Columbus.
Several other organizations and individuals also received awards and proclamations.
See recipients below:
United Way 211- Proclamation
Partners in Education- Proclamation
Micah's Promise- Proclamation
International Girls Scouts- Proclamation
Delta Sigma Theta- awarded for 70 years of service