Smart Growth-Conservation Group Honors Business Leader Robert Peck
Coalition’s 2008 Livable Communities Leadership Award Recognizes Peck’s record of leadership in business, government and the community in support of smart growth and the revitalization of Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, DC – Last night at a special reception in the revitalized U Street neighborhood, the Coalition for Smarter Growth recognized long-time business-leader Robert Peck with its fifth annual Livable Communities Leadership Award. Mr. Peck, former president of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, was introduced by Alex Orfinger, publisher of the Washington Business Journal.
The reception attracted a wide range of business, non-profit and government leaders to support the Coalition and Bob Peck. The venue, Busboys & Poets, is just one example of the private investment attracted to the diverse and vibrant U Street neighborhood.
Currently with the Staubach Company, Bob Peck is the former president of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, former Commissioner of GSA’s Public Buildings Service, former Chief of Staff for the late Senator Patrick Moynihan, and past-president of the DC Preservation League. He has played a key role in the revitalization of Pennsylvania Avenue; in federal agency decisions to locate downtown and near transit; in preservation of DC’s historic buildings; and in business support for transit and transit-oriented development.
“Bob Peck has always been a bridge builder. We are pleased to recognize Bob’s long record of leadership in business, government, and the community in support of smart growth and the revitalization of Washington, D.C.,” said Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth.
The Coalition for Smarter Growth is proud to continue an award program initiated by the Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities prior to its merger with the Coalition in 2007. Previous awardees include:
– Dan Tangherlini (2007), head of DC Department of Transportation and Metro
– James O. Gibson (2006), longtime advocate for urban communities through
foundation and non-profit work
– Leslie Steen (2005), non-profit housing developer
– Chris Zimmerman (2004), Arlington County Board member