Heartwoood Reels in award

Heartwoood Reels in award

Center recognized for positive community impact



Susie Kubiak and husband, Mark, on right, stand with architect Bruce Millard as they display the 2014 Grow Smart Award they recently received from Idaho Smart Growth in the small community category for their work at the Heartwood Center in Sandpoint. (Photo by DAVID GUNTER)



Posted: Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:00 am

By DAVID GUNTER Feature correspondent |

SANDPOINT — Since 2005, the non-profit organization Idaho Smart Growth has presented its Grow Smart Award to municipalities and individual projects, recognizing them for the part they play in creating vibrant communities.

This year, the Heartwood Center was presented with the award in the small community category. The volunteer jury of planners, architects and finance professionals that waded through the applicants apparently was taken with what the center has accomplished, since it splashed its picture across the cover and gave it a two-page spread squarely in the very middle of the program.

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