COOKEVILLE: The board of directors of CityScape recently presented Jim Shipley with the organizations first “Lifetime Achievement” award at Shipley’s retirement party on May 6. The award was conceived to recognize individuals who have played a pivotal role in the CityScape mission of the revitalization of Cookeville’s downtown area.
“On behalf of CityScape, we couldn’t think of a better way to pay tribute to Jim Shipley for his commitment and support of CityScape” quotes Larry Thomas, CityScape Board Chairman. ‘Since the inception of CityScape twenty years ago, Mr. Shipley has been a pillar of encouragement through the City Manager’s office and offered the support of his entire staff,” adds Thomas.
CityScape is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to revitalizing downtown Cookeville through economic restructuring and historic preservation. In addition, CityScape has helped Cookeville to become one of Tennessee’s 28 certified Tennessee Main Street Communities.