Harford Award

Joining the presentation of the Harford Award to Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil were Len Parrish, director, Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development; Brigitte Peters, senior business development representative, Maryland Department of Commerce, who represented Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz; Patricia Smith, RN, clinical coordinator, WATCH Program-Cecil County; Lisa Starkey, RN, clinical coordinator, Healthy Harford WATCH Program; Rod Kornrumpf, regional executive director — behavioral health, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health; and Angela Rose, president & CEO, Harford County Chamber of Commerce.

Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil Inc., a collaborative partnership dedicated to the health and wellness of the northern Chesapeake community, received a Harford Award in the nonprofit category from the Harford County Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 17.

The Harford Award recognizes and honors businesses or organizations yearly that manifest a strong commitment to the Harford County business community. Recipients are chosen through a nomination process focused on business growth, increased employment, service to the community, unique and creative business strategies, technology innovation, support of public and private education, and a drive to enhance Harford County’s business climate.

Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil was one of seven businesses presented with a Harford Award in 2019.

“We are so honored to receive a Harford Award,” said Bari Klein, executive director of Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil. “Every day, our partners work toward improving the health of our community by promoting healthy lifestyles for an enhanced quality of life. We are grateful for the recognition of our work by the Harford County Chamber of Commerce.”

Founded in 1993 by community leaders from University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, Harford County Health Department and Harford County Government, Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil works to improve health and wellness in Harford and Cecil counties by promoting healthy lifestyles and building community partnerships.

To learn more about the program, visit www.healthyharford.org or www.healthycecil.org.

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