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April 21, 2014
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M-NCPPC Partners with Prince George's Suite Magazine for Special Tribute Edition Honoring Wayne K. Curry

More than 50 Pages of Images, Interviews, and Commentary from Regional, State, and National Leaders on the Impact of Prince George’s County’s First African-American County Executive

UPPER MARLBORO, MD—Photos, images, interviews, and other content from material produced by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is featured prominently in Prince George’s Suite magazine’s special Spring 2015 Tribute Edition honoring the late Wayne K. Curry, Prince George’s County’s first African-American County Executive.

This commemorative issue features more than 50 pages of images, interviews, and commentary centered on the life, leadership, and influence of the former county executive. Past colleagues, family, and friends also share their personal reflections on the daring leader.

“We are very happy to partner with Prince George’s Suite magazine and provide them with many of the images and videos that honor such a phenomenal leader,” said Elizabeth M. Hewlett, Chairman of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Prince George’s County Planning Board. “The Commission had the opportunity to honor Mr. Curry last year with two exhibits and a video presentation during our Black History Month Celebration. To now see that work displayed beautifully throughout the pages of this special tribute edition is heartwarming. We plan to make complimentary copies available at our facilities throughout the County for readers to enjoy,” she added.

This issue, which is designed to serve as a lasting memory of Wayne K. Curry, not only provides a look into his accomplishments but also sheds a personal light on one of Maryland's most transformative leaders. Nearly a dozen Maryland institutions and several high profile leaders are presented in the edition paying homage to the former executive who died of lung cancer on July 2, 2014.

 “We are grateful to have teamed up with our partners at The Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission to obtain many of the images and insight,” said Raoul Dennis, publisher of Prince George’s Suite magazine. “The idea was to give readers and those who knew him an opportunity to honor a man highly regarded as a family-centered leader in Prince George’s County. We hope that readers will gain a personal perspective of Curry through the pages of this issue.”

Complimentary copies of the magazine are now available at three M-NCPPC locations within the County:

  • Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, 7007 Bock Road,
    Fort Washington, MD 20744.
  • Department of Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 6600 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, MD 20737.
  • Wayne K. Curry Sports & Learning Center, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 20785.

For more information about Prince George’s Suite magazine, please call Amber Ebanks at 410-842-3384 or visit

Prince George's Suite magazine celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Prince George’s Suite magazine is a Prince George’s County-based company that provides a lifestyle magazine to high-income residents, business, and civic leaders. Since 2005, Prince George’s Suite magazine has shed light on the best and brightest in the County. Prince George’s Suite magazine was named “Business of the Year” from Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce.

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