Two MAD Board Members Honored

On October 10, Anne Bailey and Frank Waters were honored as community partners by affordable housing giant RUPCO. Both were cited for their contributions to the Midtown community and for their commitment to inclusion and building bridges in Kingston.

Anne was recognized for her early support of The Lace Mill, which provides affordable housing for artists, and for her help in developing the Kingston Arts Commission and the Kingston Midtown Arts District.

Frank was recognized for his work with children through My Kingston Kids, an organization he founded with his wife, Shaniqua Bowden. My Kingston Kids offers fun, free and exciting events for community children and brings Kingston residents together in positive ways. He was also thanked for creating the first African American Festival in Kingston and for his significant contributions to the success of Kingston’s Black History Month.

Kevin O’Connor, RUPCO CEO, presented the awards at a sold-out luncheon held at the YMCA in Kingston. Renowned musician and Novo Foundation Co-chair Peter Buffett offered his thoughts on building a strong community and thanked RUPCO for the work they are doing. Buffett expressed his own commitment to Kingston and his pleasure in being able to make a difference here.

It was a life affirming and community building afternoon full of positivity and hope. Go Kingston!