Cinnaire recently hosted the company’s MidAtlantic Annual Meeting. The meeting provided MidAtlantic developers, investors, community leaders and community revitalization organizations an opportunity to discuss affordable housing and community development in Delaware. Cinnaire’s Susan Frank, Dionna Sargent and Hughlett Kirby outlined Cinnaire’s achievements in the past year. Jim Peffley, Cinnaire Executive Vice President, spoke about the company’s plan to make a significant impact by collaborating with community leaders and devoting development experience, financial resources and staff support to spur development and revitalization for Delaware’s largest city.
Keynote Speaker Mayor Mike Purzycki
“The solutions are hard and there are no easy answers, but if we work together with big hearts, we can stretch the boundaries of what we think is possible. We can change the narrative. We can accomplish great things and give our city a bright future.” – Mayor Mike Purzycki
Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki delivered the keynote address, inspiring attendees with his message of what it means to live in kinship and provided an update on efforts underway to revitalize Wilmington.
Jim Peffley introduced the Mayor, sharing “In his inaugural address, Mayor Purzycki talked about setting ambitious goals that will inspire us to imagine the city as we want it to be, not as it is. He talked about rebuilding neighborhoods, creating businesses and jobs. He charged all of us to rededicate ourselves to creating a new birth of optimism in the city of Wilmington. Mayor, we know you mean it and are committed to making a positive change. The Cinnaire team has taken your challenge to heart and we are making a commitment to bring everything we offer to Wilmington in a highly focused way.” Please click here to listen to Mayor Purzycki’s keynote speech.
Special Video Message from Delaware Governor John Carney, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, U.S. Senator Chris Coons and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester
Closing Remarks, Cinnaire President & CEO Mark McDaniel
Mark provided closing remarks, emphasizing how much he appreciates Mayor Purzycki’s promise to change the narrative for Wilmington and how the Cinnaire team looks forward to working with the City to make that vision a reality. Mark promised to deliver the strength of our 100+ person team to bring all that we have to offer to Delaware. At Cinnaire, we have an unwavering belief that people of all backgrounds deserve the opportunities provided by living in healthy communities. Working with our partners in Wilmington and throughout the MidAtlantic, we will create healthy communities by providing access to capital, hands-on development resources and the expertise of the entire Cinnaire team who wish to make a difference for communities in need.
Special Thanks to the 2017 MidAtlantic Meeting Sponsors