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The Louisiana Municipal Association has presented the LMA President's Award to Winnsboro Mayor Jack Hammons in recognition of his longtime service in municipal government and on its executive board.
"I was very surprised and very honored," said Hammons, who has been a member of LMA for 18 years.
Hammons and members of the city council and city hall staff attended the LMA's 71st annual convention last week in Lafayette.
Hammons was presented the award by outgoing LMA president Clarence R. Fields, mayor of Pineville.
"Mayor Hammons, the longtime mayor of Winnsboro, has served eight consecutive terms as LMA District C vice president on the LMA executive board," Fields said.
In that position Hammons represented the 32 villages, towns and cities of Franklin, Caldwell, East Carroll, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas and West Carroll parishes.
During his tenure with LMA, Hammons has served as a member of the LMA executive committee, community and economic development policy steering committee and as the association's representative to the Louisiana Law Enforcement Executive Management Institute which provides annual training for chiefs of police.
He has also served on the board of Risk Management, Inc., and Louisiana Community Development Authority.
"Just as the stars and stripes of the U.S. flags and the display of community patriotism bring beauty and charm to his city, Mayor Hammons has brought unquestioned charm and a warm charisma to the hearts of those who have worked with him through the years of his association with LMA," Fields added.
The LMA leadership felt it most appropriate and timely to honor Mayor Jack Hammons for his loyalty and dedication to the cause of municipal government, his steadfast support of the association's organization and his many years of service in municipal government and to the Louisiana Municipal Association.
"Mayor Jack Hammons richly deserves this honor for greatly enriching the vocation of public service and his leadership in improving the quality of life in all the municipalities of the state of Louisiana," Field said.