Fisher Presented EDC’s Cunningham Service Award

By  //  October 26, 2012



BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – District 1 Brevard County Commissioner Robin Fisher, who represents North Brevard, has been awarded the 2012 Gary R. Cunningham Distinguished Service Award presented by the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast.

Robin Fisher

The EDC created the Gary R. Cunningham award in 2006 to recognize exceptional business leaders and their efforts in support of economic development. Fisher received the award Wednesday night during the EDC’s 2012 Annual Meeting, attended by more than 350 EDC investors, community leaders, politicians and guests at the King Center in Melbourne.

Fisher was recognized for turning “discussions with business leaders into action,” according to the EDC.

In naming Fisher as this year’s award recipient, incoming EDC Chairman Paul Hanson described Fisher as a successful entrepreneur and dedicated public servant.

Paul Hanson

“In the wake of the Shuttle retirement, he partnered with the City of Titusville to create the greater Titusville Renaissance, creating an arts and cultural district and city beautification initiative,” Hanson said.

“Robin made the redevelopment of Miracle City Mall his personal mission, securing a national developer to facilitate the sale and redevelopment of this site.”

Fisher, an EDC Executive Committee and Board of Directors member, was touted for his contributions to business development projects and for his efforts to assist in retaining and expanding Professional Aircraft Accessories in Titusville and other economic development projects from around the county.

Hanson said Fisher championed the establishment of the North Brevard Economic Development Zone to support economic development and job creation in the post-Shuttle economy.

Fisher was also recognized for his services as a community volunteer, serving as a Brevard County YMCA Campaign Chairman and Central Florida YMCA Board Chair. He has also served on various other boards, including United Way, Brevard Community College Board of Trustees, Brevard County Tourism Development Council and the Titusville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

ABOUT THE GARY R. CUNNINGHAM AWARD:  The Gary R. Cunningham award is named after the former chief executive officer of Cunningham, Ingram and Anderson Developers, a commercial and industrial property development and leasing firm based in Melbourne. Cunningham began with a background in petroleum distribution, auto parts wholesaling and economic development. In 1974, Cunningham’s efforts turned to industrial facility development. He developed and leased more than 500,000 square feet of predominately high-tech facilities in less than a decade on the Space Coast.