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Tahoe Prosperity Center earns award from Placer County

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From left, Tahoe Prosperity Center Board member and Placer County Deputy CEO Jennifer Merchant; Tahoe Prosperity Center Executive Director Heidi Hill Drum; Tahoe Prosperity Center Board member and North Lake Tahoe Resort Association/CVB/Chamber CEO Sandy Evans Hall; and Placer County Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery.
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TAHOE CITY, Calif — On Thursday, March 31, the Tahoe Prosperity Center received an award from the Placer County Economic Development Board for “Best Collaboration to Encourage a Prosperous, Sustainable and Healthy Lake Tahoe Basin.”

Certificates of recognition were also presented to the Tahoe Prosperity Center from Assemblywoman Beth Gaines and Sen. Ted Gaines, 1st District, California State Senate; Sen. Jim Nelson, 4th District, California State Senate; Tom McClintock, 4th District California, U.S. Congress; and Douglas LaMalfa, 1st District California, U.S. Congress.

Heidi Hill Drum, executive director of the Tahoe Prosperity Center, was on hand at the event to receive the award during the event held at William Jessup University in Rocklin.

She thanked Placer County for recognizing the center and its efforts in uniting Tahoe’s communities to strengthen regional prosperity.

“We appreciate the recognition and partnership of Placer County in forwarding the mission of the Tahoe Prosperity Center,” said TPC Board Chair Ken Riley, Kiewit Infrastructure Group (retired). “It’s collaborations like this that are at the heart of all of our projects.”

The Tahoe Prosperity Center is a nonprofit collaborative created to champion the prosperity initiatives identified in the 2010 Lake Tahoe Basin Prosperity Plan.

Current projects include expanding high-speed Internet and cellphone coverage (Connected Tahoe), preventing natural disasters (AlertTahoe fire camera system), encouraging environmental redevelopment of blighted properties (Community Revitalization), tracking economic progress (Measuring for Prosperity) and improving quality jobs for residents (Workforce Tahoe).

This article was provided by the Tahoe Prosperity Center. Visit tahoeprosperity.org to learn more.