Norton presents Sedgwick County chairman’s award to Regional Economic Area Partnership

Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Tim Norton has honored the Regional Economic Area Partnership with an annual award.

Norton presented the chairman’s award to the group, which formed in 1997, at the commission’s meeting Wednesday morning.

The group is made up of cities and counties in the region and works to collaborate on issues affecting the area.

“We’re not strangers to each other. We’re neighbors, and we’re friends," former Wichita Mayor Bob Knight said.

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