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National Park Service’s “Partnership” Award Won by MotorCities National Heritage Area, Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau and Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island


The MotorCities National Heritage Area, a non-profit organization dedicated to the historic preservation of the automotive industry, along with partners the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau and Tourism Windsor, has won a prestigious Partnership Award from the Director of the National Park Service for the “Find Your Road Trip” tourism guide.

Find Your Road Trip celebrated the 2016 Centennial of the National Parks Service whose own theme was “Find Your Park”.   “As an affiliate of the National Park Service, we wanted to bring greater awareness to more people about the unique and multifaceted story of how this region ‘Put the World on Wheels’”, said Shawn Pomaville-Size, Executive Director of the heritage area.  “We could not have distributed 40,000 copies nor had so many winners of the passport contest without the help of our two partners, Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau and Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island.  We also collaborated with six other National Park units and sites to uniquely brand Michigan during the Centennial celebration.  There were only six NPS Director’s Partnership awards distributed nationwide, so this is quite an honor for the region” said Pomaville-Size.


"Each year, these awards celebrate great partnerships and great accomplishments,” said Acting Director of the National Park Service Michael T. Reynolds. “This year's recipients demonstrate the breadth and depth of what can be achieved through partnerships with the National Park Service. They exemplify the important work partners carry out every day in national parks and communities across the country."


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