A standing-room-only crowd turned out for the State of the City Address. City Manager Darren Gray recapped the many high points of the city's progress during the past year. He also recognized some of the people in the community who have made news. One of those honored was our own Diane Travis for her national and world championship medals in duathlon.
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Some of the State of the City highlights:
Council Member Diane Travis won gold at the National Duathlon Championships and silver at world.
· East Ridge High School graduate Michaela McLean won Miss Florida and made the top 15 semifinals in Miss America.
· Mari Jones and Kayslin Victoria competed on Season 16 of NBC’s “The Voice;” Jones made the Top 13 on Team Adam Levine, and Victoria made the Top 30 on Team John Legend.
· Rod Price, founder and coach of the Clermont Dragon Boat Club, won three gold medals at the Dragon Boat World Championships.
· Small business owner Allison Fogarty made the “Rachael Ray Show” for starting the dog treat company DOGGY Delights By Allison.
· Swimmer Charles Weatherbee took home five gold medals at the World Police and Fire Games at age 86.
· Lake County Rowing Association recently broke two world records in three days.