|The Colony was presented with
an award by the National
Association of Town Watch on Monday December 18, 2000, for its
participation in the 17th annual National Night Out. This marks the
4th year in a row the City of The Colony was selected as a National Award
Winner, placing 29th in the US for cities less than 30,000 population.
The Honorable Mayor Bill Manning accepted
the award on behalf of The Colony from Chief of Police Joseph T. Clark
and Officer Mark Phillips of The Colony Police Department. The award
cermony was held at 7:00pm in the City Council Chambers of the main Administrative
Offices (City Hall) at 6800 North Main Street.
The Colony began its participation in National
Night out in 1996 with the goal of increasing citizen involvement in their
neighborhoods, and increasing the number of active neighborhood watch groups.
That year The Colony had seven active watch groups with five neighborhood
parties. In 2000, The Colony has grown to include fifty active watch
groups, and had twenty-nine block parties.
It is our citizenís involvement in their
neighborhoods and their city which has earned this recognition.
the official Press Release from The Colony Police Department
the photos from National Night Out 2000