The Orange County Partnership Announces its 2013 Award Winners

Each year, the Orange County Partnerships presents three award categories at its Annual Event which will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd at 5:00PM at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor.

Maureen Halahan, President and CEO of the Orange County Partnership stated, “I am particularly pleased to announce this year’s recipients as they reflect the diversity of economic growth that Orange County is experiencing.”
The following award recipients will be recognized:
The Spirit of Innovation Award recognizes exceptional initiative that epitomizes the forward-thinking spirit of Orange County. Town of Warwick Supervisor, Michael Sweeton and the Town of Warwick will receive this award for its innovative plan and clear commitment to economic development by transforming a state-owned correctional facility to a valuable commercial real estate industrial park.
The Quality of Life Award recognizes excellence in leadership involving the creation, maintenance or enhancement of life in Orange County. Touro College will receive this award for its vision of converting the shuttered Horton Hospital building into a medical school that will enhance both economic development and quality of life in the county.
The Golden Shovel Award recognizes a vision to further responsible growth that helps strengthen and diversify the economy in Orange County. The Alliance for Balanced Growth, a standing committee of the Orange County Partnership, will recognize United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) as the recipient of this award for the construction of its 505,000 square foot LEED Gold Certified distribution center in the Town of Montgomery.
For more information about this year’s event, please contact Norma Byrne at 845-294-3696 or norma@ocpartnership.org.