More than ever, regional cooperation is crucial to the success of Metropolitan Detroit. A cooperative spirit among all our communities is key to creating the common vision and commitment needed to improve our region’s economic competitiveness and quality of life.
To nurture this sense of regional community, the Detroit Free Press and Metropolitan Affairs Coalition have partnered to create the Shining Light Regional Cooperation Awards, which honor individuals who are making important contributions to regional cooperation, progress, and understanding in Metropolitan Detroit.
2013 Shining Light Regional Cooperation Award recipients:
Neal Shine Award for Exemplary Regional Leadership
Ismael Ahmed, Associate Provost for Metropolitan Impact, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Eleanor Josaitis Unsung Hero Award
Dan Carmody, President, Eastern Market Corporation
Noreen Keating, Executive Director, Oakland Parks Foundation
Dave Bing Future Leader Award
Alexis Dishman, Vice President and Alternate Group Manager, Business Banking, Comerica Bank
2014 Shining Light Program Sponsors: