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Mayor Harold Weinbrecht Honored for Making Cary a Premier Sports Destination

Post Date:08/21/2019 7:56 PM
  • Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht was honored with the 23rd Annual John B. Ross, Jr. Leadership Award by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau.
  • Mayor Weinbrecht was awarded the honor for his leadership and vision in transforming the Town of Cary into the premier sports destination that it is today.
  • The John B. Ross, Jr. Leadership Award was established in 1996 to recognize an outstanding executive management-level individual who displays exceptional leadership skills to positively impact the Wake County hospitality industry and the community.

Cary, NC – Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht was honored with the 23rd Annual John B. Ross, Jr. Leadership Award by the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau for his leadership and vision in transforming the Town of Cary into the premier sports destination that it is today. Cary is widely known for its world-class sports facilities and for hosting sporting events, including more than 60 NCAA and ACC events in just the last 15 years. More than 5 million people have come through the gates of WakeMed Soccer Park, USA Baseball Training Complex and the Cary Tennis Park and the economic impact of those facilities surpasses $100 million.  

“To me, leading is about building and nurturing relationships. It’s about people. No one leads without followers who, through their support and participation, give leaders permission to lead them. Leaders and followers together create an environment for success. I’m grateful to so many who’ve contributed to my being a person you feel worthy of this award,” said Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht. “All of this would not be possible without the leadership of Town Manager Sean Stegall and the exceptional staff in Cary and our partners for contributing so positively to Cary’s success and the success of our region.”

Mayor Weinbrecht accepted the award at the 2019 Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau Awards luncheon.

 

About the John B. Ross, Jr. Leadership Award 

The John B. Ross Leadership Award was established in 1996 to recognize an outstanding executive management-level individual who displays exceptional leadership skills to positively impact the Wake County hospitality industry and community. The award is given in honor of John Ross, who was the GRCVB Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1995-96. The award exemplifies the courage, leadership, dedication and inspiration that Ross portrayed in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years.

About the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau:

The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB), as the official destination marketing organization of Raleigh and Wake County, accelerates sustainable economic growth and development by increasing visitor and convention business. For more information go to visitRaleigh.comOpens a New Window..

 

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Brittany Strickland, Deputy Town Clerk, (919) 319-4508
Jennifer Warner, Senior Marketing Manager, (919) 462-3960

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