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Mayor to receive ‘Connect for Community Impact Award’ on March 30

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  The City of Malden is excited to announce that Mayor Gary Christenson will be receiving the 2023 Social Capital, Inc. (SCI) “Connect for Community Impact Award” on behalf of the Malden community. Nonprofit SCI’s mission is to strengthen communities by connecting diverse individuals and organizations through civic engagement initiatives. SCI has historically held an annual Social Capitalist Luncheon at which individuals who are making a difference are recognized. Since 2016, SCI has recognized one gateway city with the “Connect for Community Impact” award sponsored by SCI Corporate Sponsor Eastern Bank.

  This award recognizes a community in which diverse individuals have come together for the common good with inspiring results – effectively collaborating across sectors to create a vibrant and healthy community for all its residents. The award is presented annually by Eastern Bank as part of the SCI’s Connect & Inspire Series. It will be presented to Mayor Christenson at a lunchtime event at noon, followed by a panel discussion, on Thursday, March 30, at District Hall in Boston’s Seaport District.

  Eastern Bank CEO Bob Rivers, working in partnership with CSI, nominated Malden to receive this community award as part of its 2023 series. “Since becoming Mayor in 2012, Gary Christenson has established Malden as a vibrant Gateway City, with a lively downtown, effective cross-sector collaboration and inclusive economic development,” said Rivers. “Mayor Christenson is a true social capitalist, always seeking out opportunities to connect with the increasingly diverse community.”

  The Award presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including Mayor Christenson. More information about SCI and the event may be found on the SCI website (https://socialcapitalinc.org/).

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