A city center is often where a great deal of a community's business is coordinated and where government resides. Having a vibrant center has become an important indicator of the strength of a community. More and more, communities are investing in new infrastructure and making a dedicated effort to make their centers more inviting and successful. In recent years, Decatur's leaders have made the revitalization of ours a high priority goal.
The Decatur–Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur), the Chamber's Quality Education Committee, the Decatur/Morgan County Minority Development Association, The United Way of Morgan County, Community Action Partnership of North Alabama, Decatur and Hartselle City Schools, and Morgan County Schools applaud Gov. Robert Bentley's May 27 announcement about the awarding of five new "First Class" voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program classrooms to communities across Morgan County.