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Mayor Randall Phelps represents the town of Warsaw by expressing gratitude to the Northern Neck Planning Commission at recent meeting.

Mayor Randall Phelps presented the Northern Neck Planning District Commission with a key to the town of Warsaw, noting that he is “humbled” to have such a partner.

“For so many years we’ve talked about growing the economy, revitalizing the town. And we’ve all had some great ideas and we put a lot of those ideas to work. They hit the ground and took traction and we had some fruit from our labor.

“But so many times we would hit a hurdle, a brick wall where we needed an extra hand. And that extra hand, [the NNPDC] has just been absolutely invaluable,” Phelps explained.

“I cannot stress the importance of this organization and these individuals, and the value that they have given the citizens of Warsaw,” Phelps told those in attendance. 

“They’ve brought us resources. They’ve brought us avenues, channels. They’ve taken us through the integral part of state government and federal government. They’ve brought us different opportunities that otherwise we were not quite able to handle ourselves.”

“When I travel around through the area, whether it be business or for the town, I hear all of the time about things Warsaw, Virginia is accomplishing and things that Warsaw, Virginia is doing,” Phelps continued. “We have citizens that are happy to live here, that are spending money here. They’re moving here. They’re building houses. And in no short fall, you all have been an outstanding partner,” he added.

The golden key bears the Warsaw logo and has the name of the town engraved on it. The plaque below the key reads: “The Warsaw Town Council is pleased to present you with this key to the Town of Warsaw in recognition of your dedication and assistance in making our town a more vibrant, healthier and stronger community through your many tireless efforts and collaborative projects. We thank you for your service and for making Warsaw a great place to live, work and play.”

The key was accepted by Lisa Hull, economic development coordinator, Alex Eguiguren, project manager and Jerry Davis executive director.