Newport, KY—Representative Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) received the “Marvin” award by the Newport Business Association at their annual meeting on Thursday, February 25th. Keene was honored for his collaborative efforts in getting things done for Newport and the Northern Kentucky river cities.
The “Marvin” Award symbolizes a long-standing, non-wavering commitment to the City of Newport and the Greater Northern Kentucky region as evidenced by retired Newport business owner, Marvin Polinsky. The award was given to Representative Keene for his ability to “get things done”, and his ability to securing funding for critical projects for the river cities and specifically for Newport such as: Route 9 connector, city road paving, Newport on the Levee Aquarium, New Riff Distillery, Riverfront Commons and the Newport Pavilion.
“I am honored to receive this award from the business community in Newport,” said Representative Keene. “It takes a village to build a strong community and I look forward to continuing to work with the great business leaders in Newport to continue our progress forward.”
Representative Dennis Keene has served the citizens of the 67th District since 2005 and is the chairman of the House Licensing and Occupations Committee, Vice Chairman of Economic Development, Vice Chairman on the Budget Subcommittee on Transportation and a member of the Banking & Insurance Committee. Keene is a small business owner and an economic development advisor for EGC Construction. For more information, visit: www.DennisKeene.com.