Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Duluth Mayor Don Ness has been honored with the Minnesota Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Recovery by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The award is presented to a private-citizen volunteer and a public official who have each made an outstanding contribution to a community's recovery following a natural disaster.
The Small business Administration says that Ness showed his leadership and took immediate charge following the historic flooding in June 2012.
Mayor Ness has raised millions of dollars to help Duluth and the surrounding communities rebuild and said that his focus for 2013 is flood recovery.
Ness will be honored at the Minnesota Small Business Week Awards program on May 6 at the Depot in Minneapolis.
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