Press Release: Charles “CB” Bettisworth Outstanding Citizen of 2014

PRESS RELEASE

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2015

 City of Fairbanks Proclaims Charles “CB” Bettisworth Outstanding Citizen of 2014

Fairbanks, AK: At the Fairbanks City Council meeting on Monday, April 6, Mayor Eberhart read a City of Fairbanks proclamation heralding Charles “CB” Bettisworth as the Outstanding Citizen of 2014.  Mr. Bettisworth was honored for his dedication to the community and economic development.
Mr. Bettisworth spoke about the need to continue to develop our community and strive for both an aesthetically pleasing and sustainable city.  Mr. Bettisworth received a standing round of applause from attendees.

WHEREAS, Charles “CB” Bettisworth has contributed significantly to our community, not only through his work, but through his personal time and efforts; and

             WHEREAS, those who are fortunate enough to know CB find him to be always warm, welcoming, and gracious in his personal demeanor, and committed, forward-thinking and engaged in his professional interactions; and  

             WHEREAS, CB has generously given of his time and talents in community and economic development throughout the state; and

 WHEREAS, the list of landmark projects CB has designed for our community is a legacy of which we are very proud.  They include: the Christ Lutheran Church addition, Raquetball Club, Frontier Savings and Loan, Tanana Valley Community College, The Center, Pioneer Home Improvements, New Denali Center, Lathrop High School Additions & Renovations, Randy Smith Middle School, Monroe Catholic School Chapel, Boys and Girls Club, Lavelle’s Bistro, Mariott Springhill Suites, Rabinowitz State Courthouse, First Presbyterian Church, Bettisworth North Office, Alaska Railroad Station, Riverwest Condominiums, First National Bank of Alaska, Denali Elementary School, Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, Raven Landing Retirement Community, Carlson Center Improvements, Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center, and the Weeks Field Estates; and

             WHEREAS, CB has encouraged communities to embrace solar and other renewables as long-term energy solutions and aspires to always design for sustainability; and

             WHEREAS, CB is a lifelong Fairbanks resident, who has raised a family here and truly appreciates, and is a proponent for, our northern environment, landscapes, people and cultures:

 NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Eberhart, Mayor of the City of Fairbanks, by the authority vested in me, do hereby proclaim

 Charles “CB” Bettisworth as Outstanding Citizen of 2014

 throughout the City of Fairbanks, and congratulate him on his retirement.   

                         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands this 6th of April, 2015.

 Amber Courtney, Communications Director/PIO 907.459.6793 abcourtney@ci.fairbanks.ak.us

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