The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced today, at its annual New England Idea Exchange in Boston, Mass., that they are establishing the Thomas M. Menino Alliance Scholarship for professional development in recognition of the Honorable Mayor’s dedication to the City of Boston, his passion for sustainable development and his promotion of public-private partnerships.
“Mayor Menino’s contributions to ICSC, the retail real estate industry and the City of Boston cannot be measured. He has been a staunch supporter of public –private partnerships and sustainable and responsible economic development,” said Michael P. Kercheval, president and CEO of ICSC. “We are grateful for the Mayor’s continued involvement with ICSC over the years, and his advocacy for retail development in Boston. This scholarship is just one way for ICSC to say thank you, and continue his efforts,” he said.
First elected Mayor of Boston in 1993, Mayor Menino attended his first ICSC meeting in 1996 as a featured speaker on ICSC’s first Mayor’s panel. Since then, he has made numerous speaking appearances around the world promoting the City of Boston at ICSC’s annual RECon in Las Vegas, yearly New England Idea Exchanges, Alliance programs and ICSC’s World Summit in Istanbul.
Mayor Menino’s efforts are a reflection of ICSC’s Alliance program, whose mission is to promote public-private partnerships. He has worked closely with the retail development industry in order to increase economic development, as a result, the City of Boston is booming economically, in downtown areas and in neighborhoods with strong business districts. It is with these efforts in mind, that ICSC has established the Thomas M. Menino Alliance Scholarship for professional development, which will enable those public sector and non-profit members of ICSC with limited resources, to enroll in ICSC’s most distinguished professional development programs. This scholarship will allow other public officials to follow in Mayor Menino’s footsteps, learn about the retail real estate industry and the positive impact quality development can bring to their communities. Tax deductible donations are now being accepted to help fund this scholarship and can be made at www.icscfoundation.org/donate. Simply mention the Thomas M. Menino Alliance Scholarship in the comment box.
Founded in 1957, ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 60,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. As the global industry trade association, ICSC links with more than 25 national and regional shopping center councils throughout the world. For more information, visit www.icsc.org.
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