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Mackey Andrews named this year’s Myrick Award recipient

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — The executive committee of the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) has named Sue Mackey Andrews of Dover-Foxcroft as the 15th recipient of the Warren “Pete” Myrick Award.

Mackey Andrews exemplifies the criteria set by Pete Myrick, a Guilford resident, who was a longtime educator and founder of PCEDC. Criteria includes overall impact of the candidate’s accomplishments, the duration of the candidate’s engagement in community service activities and the breadth of community involvement.

The executive committee of the PCEDC presents the Myrick Award each year to recognize a Piscataquis County citizen, business or organization who exemplifies Myrick’s concern for and commitment to education, economic development, and/or civic leadership in the region. Myrick, a Guilford resident who died in 2002, was a longtime education in Guilford and a founder of PCEDC — serving as the council’s president in 2001.

“Pete Myrick served as an example to so many, truly defining community service,” Mackey Andrews said. “A very big part of his legacy is his belief in people and his willingness to invest in them. Peter realized this investment ensured that community members received the assistance they needed. The ‘hand up’ was a sign that someone cared, that someone believed in your promise, and that the world was full of opportunities. I am deeply honored to receive this award.”

“Sue Mackey Andrews has been a tireless advocate for advancing economic development throughout our county, expanding our region’s obtainment of education, and uses her voice to advocate for those who struggle most in our communities. We are pleased to name Sue as a recipient of the Warren ‘Pete’ Myrick Award,” said Christopher Winstead, executive director of the PCEDC.

Please join PCEDC from 5-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 at the Bartley Event Space in Greenville for the annual meeting and award presentation. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Winstead at 564-3638 or Christopher.winstead@pcedc.org.

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