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Mannie J. Laughlin receives a plaque of appreciation from CODE, Inc. for his many years of service and dedication to CODE. Neil Robinson made the presentation to Mr. Laughlin.
Mr. Laughlin was on CODE’s board while CODE undertook many of its major community development efforts to help make Jamestown a better place to live and work. This includes the Chadakoin Centre, the Appleyard developments, the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena, and Justice Robert H. Jackson Center. CODE’s activities while Mr. Laughlin was a director resulted in an investment of over $45,000,000 in the city.
In appreciation for this service, Mr. Laughlin was named CODE’s first Director Emeritus so he can continue to help set CODE’s direction as it works to transform the city. Although retired, Mr. Laughlin remains a strong advocate for the city.