MotorCities National Heritage Area

Shawn and Mike with 2019 Awards of Excellence Winners RESIZED2019 Awards of Excellence Winners: (Left to right) MotorCities Executive Director Shawn Pomaville-Size, Leonard Kata of SAE International, Back to the Bricks Founder Al Hatch, Jill Engel of the Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, and MotorCities Chairman Michael O’Callaghan.

On, Wednesday, October 30, MotorCities presented its 2019 Awards of Excellence at an invitation-only event at the State Capitol Building.  Now in its 6th year, the awards recognize organizations or individuals who have delivered oustanding projects in the areas of auto or labor heritage tourism, education/interpretation and revitalization.

2019 Milestone Award: U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow

The 2019 Awards of Excellence winners by category are the following:


Cherry Hill Veterans Dormitory, restored by the Partnership for the Arts and Humanities of Canton

Interpretation & Education

SAE International's Mobility History Committee of Troy

Heritage Tourism

Back to the Bricks of Flint

The 2019 Michigan Auto Heritage Day event is sponsored by the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau and the UAW.
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