Augusta KS

11 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 4, ISSUE 5 especially from local business owners, has meant the city can move forward. “I think our best relationship is to figure out how the city can step back and facilitate them, to make it easier for those champions and business interests,” says Shaw. Another organization the city works with is Augusta Progress Inc (API). API focuses on housing and larger industrial projects. Moving into the future, city planners are excited by all the planning in the pipeline, with some being worked on for over ten years, with arguably one of the most significant quality-of-life projects nearing completion, the Red Bud Rail Trail Project. But at the root of it all, the city’s management team has done all this work to ensure that Augusta is a family-friendly environment that offers the best quality of life and public spaces while preserving what they have. PREFERRED VENDOR/PARTNER n Cox Communications Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve nearly seven million homes and businesses across 18 states. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family- owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox. n Butler Community College n Go! Augusta