The Hope City Board welcomed Paul Phillips of Crews and Associates at their meeting Tuesday March 8th. Phillips was there to present the city an Honorable Mention Award in Tourism in the Arkansas Business "Cities of Distinction" awards. Crews and Associates is the sponsor of the program. Receiving the award for the city of Hope were City Manager Catherine Cook and Parks Director Paul Henley. Cook and Henley were instrumental in a twenty year effort to bring AMTRAK service to Hope.