Mayor Pugh Honored with the 2018 Marcia Lamb Inner City Innovation Award

BALTIMORE, MD.  — The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) announced today that Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is this year’s recipient of the Marcia Lamb Inner City Innovation Award, which recognizes visionaries who are leading change in urban development.  ICIC, a 25-year-old national nonprofit founded by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, will be presenting Mayor Pugh with the award at its annual Inner City 100 (IC 100) conference and awards ceremony today. The award is named in honor of ICIC’s late co-executive director, Marcia Lamb.

“We are delighted to add Mayor Pugh to the esteemed list of Marcia Lamb award recipients,” said ICIC CEO Steve Grossman.  “Mayor Pugh embodies the spirit of the award with her exemplary record in public service, outstanding contributions in the private sector, and the powerful impact she has made on the city of Baltimore.”

“I am very honored to be recognized by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, however, the credit also belongs to so many others who are helping us drive forward Baltimore's tradition of entrepreneurship and innovation. Baltimore has a long history of entrepreneurship and innovative firsts. It is more critical than ever that we pursue an entrepreneurial approach across the functions of government to ensure that we're meeting the needs of City residents in new and innovative ways, while also building a strong and sustainable business ecosystem,” said Mayor Pugh.

Mayor Pugh is the keynote speaker at the ICIC event being held in Boston today, where the organization is unveiling its annual Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses. The Inner City 100 list will be available on Fortune’s website tomorrow, October 3.


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