Delray Beach, FL – On December 4th Tom Carney’s Mayoral Campaign Manager Margie Walden received the prestigious 2012 Lois Kwasman MVP Award from the Palm Beach County Sports Commission for her dedication to Palm Beach County sports and for generating more than $9 million in economic impact for Delray Beach. “Margie’s work in the community and her commitment to Delray Beach are a big reason why she was selected to receive the Lois Kwasman MVP Award. Margie has proven to be a dedicated public servant and has served as a leader on the issues important to Delray Beach. As Vice- Mayor, I have had the pleasure of working with Margie and value the experience and commitment she brings. I am proud to have her as part of my Mayoral campaign team,” Tom Carney stated. Beyond her service on the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Walden is the Executive Vice President for the Alliance of Delray, a community based organization comprised of 87 condominium and homeowner’s associations in Delray Beach extending from the Everglades to the ocean and representing more than 100,000 residents. Walden serves as the representative of the Alliance to the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and participates in the Economic Development and Political Action Committees. Margie also serves on the West Atlantic Redevelopment Coalition, the Parking Management Advisory Board and is a Board Member of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. “I am honored to have received the Lois Kwasman MVP Award. It was a collaborative effort between the City Commission, the County Commission and the Sports Commission staff and board members to see all these great sporting events come to Delray Beach. The economic impact of more than $9 million for our City is an example of what Delray Beach can do when the right leadership is in place. I am looking forward to working with Tom Carney on his mayoral campaign and will continue to identify economic and cultural opportunities that benefit our community,” Walden said.