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Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Announces “Award of Excellence” Honorees

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Announces “Award of Excellence” Honorees

On behalf of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Katie Parks accepts the Award of Excellence from Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth Holt.

On behalf of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, Katie Parks accepts the Award of Excellence from Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Kenneth Holt.

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development recently announced the recipients of the Department’s Award of Excellence. Organizations and their leadership teams are honored for partnering with the state to create and preserve affordable housing and revitalize communities.

“These award winners are true leaders who demonstrate what successfully executed public-private partnerships can achieve,” said Secretary Kenneth C. Holt.

The Award of Excellence honorees are:

  • Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (Michael Braverman and Jason Hessler) – Recognized for ongoing support of Governor Larry Hogan’s Project C.O.R.E. (Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise) initiative to remove blight and rapidly transform communities.
  • City Life Historic Builders, Cross Street Partners, and Strong City Baltimore (Anne Riggle) – Recognized for restoration of the historic Hoen Lithograph Building in East Baltimore to create a commercial center to support businesses and the community.
  • Eastern Shore Land Conservancy (Katie Parks) – Recognized for creative leadership in restoring the historic Phillips Packing Company, Factory F in Cambridge, Maryland for tourism connected to food, entertainment, and job creation.
  • Enterprise Homes (Chickie Grayson) – Recognized for partnership, advocacy, and unwavering commitment to create and preserve high-quality affordable housing throughout Maryland.
  • ReBUILD Metro (Sean Closkey) – Recognized for preserving affordable housing in the Greenmount West and Johnston Square neighborhoods of Baltimore.
  • Seawall Development (Thibault Manekin) – Recognized for extensive redevelopment efforts in central Baltimore including Miller’s Court, R. House, Union Collective, and Lexington Market.
  • Southwest Partnership  (Michael Seipp) – Recognized for leadership in organizing the Southwest Partnership and uniting a broad and disengaged community to acquire and rehabilitate important commercial and residential structures.

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