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 February 1, 2007

 Valdosta -- The City of Valdosta has received an award for their work to eliminate substandard housing. Valdosta was one of 11 cities nation wide to receive the Audrey Nelson Award from the National Community Development Association. 

The city received the award for their part in hosting the 2006 Southern Hospitality Workcamp, where 350 teens from all over the country traveled to Valdosta to repair 46 homes.

"It says much about our government, we're a good host, a great city and we embody what the program meant in it's initial spirit and intent," says mayor John Fretti.

The City hopes to eliminate substandard housing by the year 2020.

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