The town of Owls Head received recognition from the Maine Municipal Association for the design of its annual town report.

"It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the Town of Owls Head has been awarded the Excellence Award," Stephen Gove, executive director of MMA, said in a letter to Select Board Chairman Tom Von Malder.

Awards were given to the top three reports in five different population categories, and Owls Head placed third in its group.

"The judging panel commends the municipal officials of your community for producing this exemplary municipal report for your citizens," the letter stated.

Von Malder received the award at the 81st Annual Convention's Awards Luncheon in October.