Daniel Mamula, the former mayor of the city of Struthers, is now devoting his energies to revitalizing a long stretch along the Mahoning River that was once home to thriving steel plants. Bringing life back into long vacant property takes a lot of energy and a lot of help. Dan received a boost of both through the EfficientGovNow government collaboration competition sponsored by the Fund.
“We can’t put a price on the momentum that EfficientGovNow created to engage the citizenry of the region,” said Dan. “Involvement in EfficientGovNow elevated the awareness and understanding of our project among members of the community and they rose to the occasion to support it.”
While winning one of the inaugural EfficientGovNow grants was fantastic, Dan says the real benefits are in the influx of exceptional new talent, including engineers who see the value in the project and want to contribute. “EfficientGovNow elevated this project to where people are not only excited about it, but willing to volunteer their time and talents.”
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