2013 Vision Award Recipients Announced

April 12, 2013 10:31 am

Charlotte Center City Partners is proud to announce the 2013 Vision Award recipients. The Vision Awards recognize and celebrate the contributions of individuals, businesses and organizations that have made the Center City more vibrant, memorable place.

2013 Vision Award: Ed Crutchfield, retired President & CEO, First Union National Bank
The vision and civic leadership of Ed Crutchfield had a transformational impact on our Center City. He became President of First Union in 1973 at the age of 32, and immediately realized that in order to develop a top-tier national bank, he needed to help create a top-tier downtown. That realization was the genesis of decades of community focus on the arts, culture, education and philanthropy. Through his innovative leadership, First Union, then Wachovia, shaped the southern part of Tryon Street and set the stage for the Center City we enjoy today.

2013 Special Achievement Awards: The Special Achievement Award winners have had a major impact on Center City’s ongoing transformation.

City of Charlotte & Charlotte in 2012
For leadership in hosting the 2012 Democratic National Convention and showcasing Charlotte on the world stage.

Circle South End – Crescent Communities
For transforming one of South End’s most prominent and environmentally-challenged sites into a contemporary mixed-use project with ground floor retail that enhances the neighborhood’s streets

Thomas “Pop” and Caroline “Marie” Sadler
For decades of work with the youth of the Greenville neighborhood through the Greenville Combined Community Youth Organization and Marching Corps.

2013 Settler’s Award: honor the pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit of Center City businesses, institutions or retailers who have been key contributors to Center City’s quality of life.

Alexander Michael’s Restaurant & Tavern
For providing Charlotte and Fourth Ward with a welcoming and authentic neighborhood gathering place for the past 30 years

During the 2013 Vision Awards, we will celebrate and explore Charlotte’s journey. As always, we will unveil a number of surprises during the course of the evening. It will be a glittering, fun-filled night of vision with surprise guests and unexpected twists.

Program participants include CCCP Board Chairman Harvey Gantt, Mayor Anthony Foxx, Mecklenburg BOCC Chair Pat Cotham, City Council District 2 Representative James Mitchell, Presbyterian Hospital President Harry Smith, Wells Fargo Senior Executive Vice President David M. Carroll and Michael Smith, president and CEO of CCCP.

Join us as we explore the ways we are shaping the urban century in the modern era. For details on table purchases or ticket sales, contact Mark Williams at (704) 332-2227 or mwilliams@charlottecentercity.org for details. Keep up with Vision Awards news and updates at www.charlottecentercity.org/events/vision.

Charlotte’s Center City envisions and implements strategies and actions to drive the economic, social and cultural development of Charlotte’s Center City. Our goal is a viable, livable, memorable, and sustainable, with modern infrastructure, a tapestry of unique neighborhoods, and a diversity of thriving businesses. For complete information about Charlotte Center City Partners, log onto our website: www.charlottecentercity.org

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