Another area entity has been nominated for a prestigious award from Ball State University.

Perry County’s Quality of Life Committee has been nominated for the 2014 Primacy of Place Community Awards Program. The program is designed to honor Indiana communities or entities that are finding innovative ways to improve the quality of life for residents, visitors, and businesses.

The Perry County committee has boasted several achievements in recent months. These range from new walking and biking trails to a new organization for young professionals.

Perry County is 1 of 9 finalists this year and is not the only one from our area. Jasper is also among this year’s finalist group. Ball State applauded the city’s efforts on its downtown and riverfront development plans. Other finalists include Madison, Jeffersonville, Rushville, eastern Hamilton and southern Tipton counties, and the greater Lafayette/Tippecanoe County area.

This year’s award will be presented during a luncheon to be held next Thursday, August 7th in Muncie.