Community Development Awards

 


2018 Award Winners

THE RICANNE HADRIAN AWARD:

Spencer Buchholz, Lawrence CommunityWorks - 

Spencer Buchholz literally rose up from the grassroots. His first interaction with Lawrence CommunityWorks (LCW) was as a NeighborCircle participant in 2006, gathering with other neighbors to network and discuss local concerns and priorities. He then became a volunteer, advanced to a “Reviviendo Fellow,” and was hired as an Organizer in 2007.

In 2011, Spencer left LCW to help run a local business, the first community-oriented café in the city, and remained connected to LCW as a volunteer. In 2012, Spencer returned to LCW to tackle the Director of Network Organizing role, a position he excelled at for six years. As Director of Network Organizing, Spencer was a mentor to new organizers, a strong, consistent, and effective voice for the importance and practice of the Network Organizing approach across the organization, and a champion of resident voice and input at every level.

One of Spencer’s key achievements is his leadership of partnership work with Lawrence Public Schools. Under Spencer’s guidance, the collaboration has grown, laying the foundation for a paradigm shift in school-parent engagement.

Just this fall, Spencer transitioned into the Real Estate Department as a Project Manager, as part of his dedication to learning all aspects of the field and to building deep synergies between different aspects of community development work.

Spencer is loved and respected by everyone in the LCW Network: staff, board, and community residents. Spencer is bi-lingual in English and Spanish and loves to spend time at his Lawrence home with his wife, two sons, one daughter, and dog.

 


MEMBER AWARDS

The Ricanne Hadrian Award:

This award is for a CDC project manager or organizer who meaningfully engages local residents in building economically and racially just communities.

Ricanne Hadrian was MACDC's Deputy Director for housing and community reinvestment until her death in October 1996. She also designed the community organizing initiative, RHICO, name in her honor.

2017

Manlio Mendez

Neighborhood of Affordable Housing

2016

Richard Giordano

Fenway CDC

2015

Katie Provencher

Urban Edge

2014 Marcia Thornhill Nuestra Comunidad
2013 Angela Kelly Madison Park DC
2012 Sarah Horsley Fenway CDC
2011 Kyle Robidoux JPNDC
2010 Dan Gelbtuch DBEDC
2009 Nelson Butten LCW
2008 Paul Hernandez Oak Hill CDC
2007 Juan Gonzalez ABCDC
2006 Lindolfo Carballo CBA
2005 Allison Moronta JPNDC
2004 Meridith Levy Somerville CC
2003 Elizabeth Palma Diaz ABCDC
2002 Alma Couverthie
Liz Gutierrez
LCW
LCW
2001 Jethro Heiko Fenway CDC
2000 Donald Bianchi Hilltown CDC
1999 Teodora Duarte DBEDC
1998 Lizbeth Heyer JPNDC
1997 Stacey Chacker
Sothea Chiemruom
NOAH
CBA

The Richard Smith Award:

MACDC presents this award to a CDC staff person or board member who exemplifies outstanding commitment, leadership and achievement on behalf of the statewide movement.

Richard Smith was the Executive Director of the Fitchburg CDC. He worked tirelessly on behalf of his organization and his community. MACDC has presented this award in his memory since 1992.

2015 Jeanne Pinado Madison Park Development Corporation
2014 Amy Shapiro Franklin County CDC
2013 Steve Teasdale Main South CDC
2012 Gordon Gottsche Just-A-Start
2011 Gail Latimore Codman Square NDC
2010 Mossik Hacobian Urban Edge
2009 Danny LeBlanc Somerville CC
2008 Susan Rutherford Quaboag Valley CDC
2007 David Kielson Hilltown CDC
2006 Richard Thal
Fran Volkmann
JPNDC
Valley CDC
2005 John Waite Franklin County CDC
2004 James Hoffman Mission Hill NHS
2003 Jeanne DuBois
Suzanne Buglione
DBEDC
Oak Hill CDC
2002 Gwen Pelletier Lower Cape Cod CDC
2001 Joanne Campbell Valley CDC
2000 Louann Harvey CDC of So. Berkshire
1999 Robert Van Meter
Mary Lou Petit
ABCDC
Lower Cape Cod CDC
1998 James Holderby Twin Cities CDC
1997 Barbara Burnham
Angel Bermudez
Fenway CDC
CBA

The Rising Star Award:

This award is presented to Executive Directors, staff or board members that are 40 years old or younger who have demonstrated their potential, outstanding innovation, leadership and achievement in community development.

2017 Gregg Desmarais
Sharon Fosbury
Lorena Salazar
Revitalize CDC
The Neighborhood Developers
Lawrence CommunityWorks
2016 Dariela Maga
Rafael Medina
Robert Torres
David Valecillos
Allston Brighton CDC
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Urban Edge
North Shore CDC
2015 Andrea Aldana
Charise Canales
Rachana Crowley
Jason Desrosier
Lisette Le
Community Development Partnership
Worcester Common Ground
Valley CDC
Allston-Brighton CDC
Viet-AID
2014 Alia Abubakar
Shannon Erb
Sigute "Siggy" Meilus
Madeline Mendoza
Rosario Ubiera-Minaya
Urban Edge
Somerville CC
Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern MA
Twin Cities CDC
North Shore CDC
2013 Janelle Chan
Mashael Majid
Mark Matel
My Nguyen
Melinda Vega
Aspasia Xypolia
Asian CDC
Somerville CC
Nuestra CDC
Valley CDC
Jamaica Plain CDC
Viet-AID
2012 Jackie Giordano
Timothy Doherty
Iola Key
Michelle Miser
Robert Corley
Spencer Bucholz
North Shore CDC
Asian CDC
Fenway CDC
Allston Brighton CDC
South Shore NHS
Lawrence CommunityWorks
2011 Kristin Anderson
Thais DeMarco
Jackie Flores
My Lam
Patricia Mallios
Anne Schweitzer
North Shore CDC
Somerville CC
JPNDC
Viet-Aid
Oak Hill CDC
WATCH CDC
2010 Mickey Northcutt
Courtney Koslow
Maddie Ribble
Kevin Johnson
Quynh Dang
Melissa "Casey" Starr
Northshore CDC
Somerville CC
JPNDC
Madison Park DC
Viet-Aid
Main South CDC
2009 Erica Schwartz
Karla Torrez
Katie Provencher
David Thibault-Munoz
Jennica Huff
WATCH CDC
JPNDC
Urban Edge
Twin Cities CDC
Valley CDC
2008 Emily Loomis
JoAnna Ain
Luz Colon
Alex Zhang
Evelyn Hilaire
Chelsea NDC
Housing Corp. of Arlington
Madison Park DC
Asian CDC
ACT
2007 Dychell Reeves
Anabelle Rondon
Katie Anthony
Marissa Guananja
Jeremy Liu
Dorchester Bay CDC
ACT
Somerville CDC
Chelsea CDC
Asian CDC
2006 Heather Knopsnyder
Franklin Miller
Tamar Kotelchuck
Moira Noonan
Ana Luna
Allston Brighton CDC
Dorchester Bay EDC
Lawrence CommunityWorks
Lower Cape Cod CDC
ACT

PUBLIC & PRIVATE SECTOR AWARDS

Excellence in Community Development:

MACDC presents the Excellence in Community Development Award to an individual or agency from the public sector that has provided exceptional support and leadership for the community development movement in Massachusetts.

2017 Chrystal Kornegay
Baystate Health
MA Dept. of Housing and Community Development
 
2015 State Representative Sarah Peake & State Representative Stephen Kulik  
2014 Aaron Gornstein Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development,
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
2013 Mayor Kimberly Driscoll
Mayor Lisa Wong
City of Salem
City of Fitchburg
2012 Governor Deval Patrick  
2011 Mayor Thomas M. Menino
Attorney General Martha Coakley
 
2010 Senator Sue Tucker
City Counselor Barbara G. Haller
 
2009 Massachusetts Housing Partnership  
2008 Tina Brooks Massachusett's Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development
2007 Kenneth Wade NeighborWorks America
2006 State Rep. Torrisi  
2005 State Rep. Bosley  
2004 State Senator Jack Hart
State Rep. Michael Rodrigues
2003 State Senator Harriett Chandler
State Rep. Kevin Honan
 
2002 Mayor Mary Clare Higgins City of Northampton
2001 State Rep. Kevin Fitzgerald  
2000 U.S. Congressman Barney Frank  
1999 State Senator Diane Wilkerson  
1998 U.S. Congressman John Olver
State Senator Stanley Rosenberg
 
1997 U.S. Senator John Kerry
Patricia Canavan
 
City of Boston

The Jeffrey Graham Award:

This award is presented to a person or organization from the private sector that has provided exceptional support and leadership for the community development movement in Massachusetts.

Jeffrey Graham was a community reinvestment officer who demonstrated a genuine commitment to supporting CDCs and their communities. In 2002, MACDC named this award in Jeffrey's memory.

2015 Clark University  
2014 Ezra Glenn MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
2013 Michael Durkin The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
2012 Paul Grogan The Boston Foundation
2011 The Home Funders  
2010 Harbor One Credit Union  
2009 Ann Lisi Greater Worcester Community Foundation
2008 Mazonson Insurance  
2007 Margaret Harrison Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
2006 Joe Flatley Mass Housing Investment Corp.
2005 Pam Jones LISC
2004 Cambridge Savings Bank  
2003 Mathew Thal LISC
2002 Gene Clerkin Mass Housing Investment Corp.
2001 Greenfield Savings Bank
The Life Initiative
2000 Surdna Foundation
Felicity Hardee Esq.,
 
Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP
1999 CEDAC
Citizens Bank
 
1998 Boston Community Capital  
1997 Sister Annette McDermott, SSJ Springfield Catholic Archdiocese