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President's Awards to Hudnut and Rousakis.

Two past NLC presidents who leave public office at the end of this month--Mayors William H. Hudnut, III of Indianapolis and John P. Rousakis of Savannah, Ga.--were honored with the President's Award at the Opening General Session of the Congress of Cities.

Hudnut, NLC's 1981 president, is retiring after four four-year terms, a period of enormous growth for Indianapolis. Placing equal emphasis on downtown redevelopment and neighborhood programs, Hutnut has described his vision of his city as one that is both economically competitive and compassionate toward urban and human problems.

"I love local government and I love the chance to serve," he said, calling the decision to leave office a difficult one. Hudnut thanked his fellow local officials for the opportunity to work together to build better communities and applauded the Indianapolis councilmembers for their support over the years.

Rousakis, who steps down after 21 years in office, served as NLC president in 1979. Active in both NLC and the Georgia Municipal League throughout that time, he is considered the force behind a local option sales tax that has brought property tax relief to fellow Georgians.

Rousakis, whose city has also seen dramatic growth during his tenure, thanked NLC for its support. "They made be a better mayor," he said. "That in turn made my city a better city."

Both urged their colleagues to continue working to rebuild the nation.
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Title Annotation:National League of Cities' President's Awards were presented to two retiring mayors and past NLC presidents: John P. Rousakis and William H. Hudnut, III
Author:Turner, Laura
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Dec 16, 1991
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