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Commissioners award Flint Riverquarium $200,000

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Despite a tight budget, Albany city commissioners agree to give the Flint Riverquarium $200,000 over the next year.

On Tuesday Executive Director Tommy Gregors talked to commissioners about the expense of maintaining the Flint Riverquarium, and the different animals that live there. 

He says it's an asset to the community that draws about 60,000 people each year.

"I understand the challenges that our elected officials have keeping our tax rate low and increasing our tax base, but we are trying to do is show the value of the riverquarium and how it contributes to the economy of Albany and Dougherty County," says Executive Director Tommy Gregors.

Gregors says the Riverquarium recently raised $300,000 through a campaign called 50 For Albany.

The Civil Rights Institute was also awarded $100,000. 

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