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2011 MEDA Award Winners

Back row: Gordon Knox, Miles & Stockbridge; Bob Hannon, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation; Bob Brennan, MEDA Hall of Fame; Richard Story, FM, CEcD, MEDA Life Member; Mike Livingston, MEDA Volunteer of the Year; Kim Clark, Baltimore Development Corporation; Tim Troxell, CEcD, Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission; Brian Garrett, Delmarva Discovery Center; Front row: Ronnie Gist, MIPS/University of Maryland; Sarah Husain, Baltimore City Department of Transportation; Melissa Lentz, MJach Designs; Laura Newman, Howard County Economic Development Authority; Matt Erskin, Greater Washington Initiative; Michael Day, Town of Berlin; Laurie Boyer, CEcD, MEDA President

About the 2011 MEDA Project & Program Winners

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Economic Development Project/Program
The self-nominated Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission invigorates the local economy using $19.45 million in Federal Recovery Zone Facility Bonds.

Economic Development Redevelopment Project / Program
The Delmarva Discovery Center, nominated by the Town of Berlin, stimulates tourism, retail, and community renewal.

Judges’ Redevelopment Award
The Annapolis Towne Centre at Parole, nominated by the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, fuses shopping, working, and easy living with smart design.

Economic Development Marketing Award
The self-nominated Greater Washington Initiative draws domestic and international business to the region through dynamic, targeted outreach.

Honorable Mention Marketing Award
The Charm City Circulator, nominated by Mjach Designs, drives a magnetic marketing campaign.

50th Anniversary Economic Impact Program Award
The University of Maryland nominated its Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program, which helps companies create life-changing technologies for the global market.

50th Anniversary Economic Impact Development Award
Columbia, Maryland, nominated by the Howard County Economic Development Authority, harmoniously blends community life and environmental sustainability with commercial success.

50th Anniversary Economic Impact Redevelopment Award
The Inner Harbor, nominated by the City of Baltimore Development Corporation, yields a $4 billion dollar tourism industry and inspires waterfront development worldwide.


About the 2011 MEDA Individual Winners

Volunteer of the Year
Michael G. Livingston, honored for his investment in the people and prosperity of Anne Arundel County.

Hall of Fame
Robert (Bob) C. Brennan, celebrated for his 30-year commitment to strong jobs and a dynamic state economy.

Life Member
Richard (Dick) W. Story, CEcD, FM, lauded for his lifetime commitment to vibrant communities and service to the economic development profession.