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Posted on: May 5, 2018

[ARCHIVED] County Executive Honored as “County Executive of the Year”

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III Honored by the National Organization of Black County Officials, Inc. (NOBCO) as “County Executive of the Year”

Largo, MD – The National Organization of Black County Officials, Inc. (NOBCO) honored Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III with their prestigious “County Executive of the Year” award during their 24th Annual Economic Development Conference (EDC) held this week at the Greenbelt Marriott in Prince George’s County. The EDC is a forum for learning more about innovative ideas and progressive programs to enrich the impact of county officials and leaders. NOBCO’s annual conference is a time to network with other county officials, business leaders, government officials, and community service providers.

"I am honored to receive the ‘County Executive of the Year’ from the National Organization of Black County Officials,” said County Executive Baker. “As I finish my second term as Prince George’s County Executive, I am very proud of what my administration has accomplished for all our residents, and specifically, the progress we have achieved for the County’s majority African-American community. For many years, Prince George’s County has been known as the ‘wealthiest majority black jurisdiction’ in this nation. Today, we are leading nearly every county and city throughout this nation in job growth, crime reduction, health care coverage, and economic development and opportunity. Prince George’s County is the physical manifestation of the progress of the civil rights movement and I look forward to watching my successor continue the successes we have achieved.”

Previously, Mr. Baker has received many awards and honors including the National Forum for Black Public Administrators’ National Leadership Award for Public Service and the Most Innovative Executive of the Year for Minority Business from the Maryland/Washington Minority Contractors Association. He has also been named a Governing Magazine “Public Official of the Year” and Washingtonian Magazine’s “Washingtonian of the Year.”

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