Rep. Marvin L. Abney (D-Dist. 73, Newport, Middletown) was honored by Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s public sailing center, with the group’s President’s Award at their Annual General Meeting held last Tuesday.
Representative Abney, Chairman of the House Committee on Finance, was honored with the Sail Newport President’s Award for his longtime support of Sail Newport and advocacy for the organization’s public access mission.
“Sail Newport is an organization near and dear to my heart and it is truly an honor to receive this recognition from them. They provide an invaluable resource to the children of Newport and I look forward to continue working with them in the future to ensure Newport’s children have the ability to enjoy and learn from Newport’s historic sailing culture,” said Chairman Abney.
“Representative Abney understands and supports the role Sail Newport plays in providing young people from all backgrounds access to the water and sailing through our community-based programming such as the Pell School, STAR Kids, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, and he is a great advocate in communicating the important role this organization plays in driving economic development in Rhode Island,” said Sail Newport Board of Directors President Amy Kempe.
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