Awards and Accolades
Over the years, our approach to community-based economic development and leadership in the field has been recognized by members and organizations in the DC area.
- May 2016 - Marla Bilonick was named one of the 300 Aspen Ideas Festival 2016 Scholars
- May 2016 - LEDC Selected By Citi Foundation's Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program
- April 2016 - The National Mitigation Counseling Program recognizes LEDC for assisting more than 2 million homeowners facing foreclosures in MD
- March 2016 - Director of Housing, Walda Yon, awarded 2016 Colegio Fellow
- February 2016 - PNC supports PBS Video "Visionaries" highlighting LEDC's economic development work in the city of Baltimore with $12.500
- January 2016 - LEDC Rewarded $3,000 grant from the Yelp Foundation
- January 2014 - Small Business Development Director Marla Bilonick selected for the ELM², Emerging Leaders in Microbusiness Squared Program.
- October 2013 - Co-Director of Affordable Housing Preservation Program Farah Fosse Named 2013 Rising Leader by the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development
- March 2013 - Senior Small Business Lending Officer Christina Stockamore selected for the ELM², Emerging Leaders in Microbusiness Squared Program.
- February 2013 - Director of Small Business Development, Marla Bilonick, appointed to DC Business Regulatory Reform Task Force
- February 2012 - Director of Affordable Housing Preservation, Farah Fosse, appointed to DC Comprehensive Housing Strategy Task Force
- November 2011 – LEDC’s Executive Director Manny Hidalgo Awarded 2011 Meyer Exponent Award
- September 2011 – Small Business Advocate Award, 10th Annual Maryland Hispanic Business Conference
- January 2011 – LEDC Executive Director Manny Hidalgo Receives Appointment to Maryland Governor’s Commission on Small Business
- April 2010 – Chuck Levin Economic Development Award, Wheaton Kensington Chamber of Commerce
- October 2009 – 2009 Excel Award Recipient, Manny Hidalgo, Center for Nonprofit Advancement
- September 2009 – 2009 Hispanic Heritage Award, Erick Gutierrez, Maryland Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs
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