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Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits to Present Community Development Individual Achievement Awards

The Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits today announced the winners of the 2016 Community Development Individual Achievement Awards, which recognize individuals who have demonstrated substantial assistance in the advancement of new markets tax credit (NMTC) policy and legislative priorities that benefit the field of community development. Winners will be honored June 2 at the Novogradac New Markets Tax Credit Conference in Washington.

“Congratulations to the honorees of this year’s Community Development Individual Achievement Awards,” said Nicolo Pinoli, conference chairman and partner in Novogradac & Company LLP’s Portland, Ore., office. “Community development is a team effort, and we are honored to recognize leaders who inspire others to action through legislation, through policy initiatives and, most importantly, by example.”

Awardees were recognized in three categories:

Federal Legislator of the Year
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.

State Legislator of the Year
Utah State Rep. Brad Wilson

Public Executive of the Year
Richard Blackwell, executive director of Oconee Economic Alliance

Full descriptions of the winning developments can be found at:

In addition to the Community Development Individual Achievement Awards, the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits conducts several awards programs that recognize excellence in affordable housing, community development, historic rehabilitation and renewable energy. Nominations for each program are open year-round and more information can be found at http://www.novoco.com/awards/index.php.

About Novogradac & Company LLP
Novogradac began operations in 1989 and has since grown to more than 500 employees and partners with offices in San Francisco, Walnut Creek and Long Beach, Calif.; Dover, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; St. Louis; Boston; New York; Chicago; Austin, Texas; Portland, Ore.; Naples, Fla., Raleigh, N.C.; Iselin, N.J.; and the greater metropolitan areas of Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Detroit; Kansas City, Mo.; and Seattle.

Specialty practice areas include tax, audit and consulting services for tax-credit-assisted affordable housing, community revitalization, rehabilitation of historic properties and renewable energy. Other areas of expertise include business valuation, preparation and analysis of market studies and appraisals of multifamily housing investments and renewable energy tax credits.

For more information about the Novogradac Community Development Individual Achievement Awards, please contact Jennifer Young at (415) 356-8041 or by email at events(at)novoco.com.

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