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.
Nominations for the 2013 Shining Light Awards are now open
(deadline for nominations is June 28th)
2012 Shining Light Regional Cooperation Award recipients:
Neal Shine Award for Exemplary Regional Leadership
Allan Gilmour, President, Wayne State University
Eleanor Josaitis Unsung Hero Award
Larry Alexander, President & CEO, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
Kathleen Hatke Aro, President, Accounting Aid Society
Dave Bing Future Leader Award
Donnell White, Executive Director, Detroit Branch NAACP