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Each year, the Community Development Partnership presents two awards to distinguished members of our community — the Gwen Pelletier Award for Excellence in Community Service and the Norm Edinberg Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship. The honorees are selected from nominations by the community. The awards are presented at our Annual Meeting in April.

Gwen Pelletier Award for Excellence in Community Service

The Gwen Pelletier Award for Excellence in Community Service was created to honor former longtime Executive Director, Gwen Pelletier for her years of service to the Lower Cape Community. It recognizes individuals, businesses or organizations for their involvement and support for maintaining the economic diversity of the Lower Cape.

2017 Recipient

Wellfleet Preservation Hall

An organization celebrating arts, culture & community

Prior Award Recipients Include
2016 –Florence Seldin
CDP Board Member, Retired School Superintendent, Chatham
2015 –Paul Ruchinskas
Retired affordable housing advocate, Brewster
2014 –Jari Rapaport
Long-time CDP Board Member, Eastham
2013 –Bob Murray
Falmouth Housing Authority
2012 –Susan Lindquist
Host of This Place Matters, Brewster
2011 –Lisa Brown
The Haiti Project, Wellfleet
2010 –Senator Robert O’Leary
Former State Senator
2009 –Mary Lou Petitt
CDP Founder and Long-time Board Member, Eastham
2008 –Christine Austin
Homeless Prevention Council (former Director), Eastham
2007 –Ted Malone
President, Community Housing Resource, Inc., Provincetown
2006 –David Willard
Vice President, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
2005 –Gwen Pelletier
Award was established to honor the CDP's long-time, former Executive Director

Norm Edinberg Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship

The Norm Edinberg Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship was created to honor former longtime CDP Board Member, Norm Edinberg for his years of service to the CDP and supporting small business development on the Lower Cape. The Award recognizes an established Lower Cape business owner who has utilized CDP business and credit services, and who has an established community connection through social responsibility, environmental sustainability, volunteer time or financial contributions.

2017 Recipient

Laura Davis

Cosmos Catering, Provincetown

Prior Award Recipients Include
2016 –Judy Tarr
Ben & Jerry’s in North Eastham
2015 –Tom Boland and Jim Farley
Far Land Provisions in Provincetown
2014 –Sanette Groenewald
Karoo Restaurant in Eastham
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