The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) recently recognized the Lacey Veterans Services Hub with a 2020 Municipal Excellence Award.

Lacey was one of five cities to receive the award honoring creative approaches in municipal projects and programs that significantly improve the quality of life in communities.

“This year’s projects demonstrate some of the ways that Washington’s city leaders are applying innovative solutions to their diverse needs,” Peter B. King, AWC CEO, said in a press release. “I hope these will be a source of ideas and inspiration throughout the state.”

The Lacey Veterans Services Hub provides essential veteran services and has expanded to include nearly 70 partners and providers. The range of supportive services includes assistance with VA benefits, housing, employment, nutrition, education, healthcare, mental health, and legal aid.

“This recognition means a great deal to the city and the scores of dedicated volunteers and service providers that make the Lacey Veterans Services Hub the outstanding community success that it is,” Lacey Mayor, Andy Ryder, said in the release. “We in the greater South Puget Sound owe so much to the outstanding veterans and veteran family members who choose to remain here following service to our country.”

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