FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact information: Rauni Kew 207-602-8500 Greg Dugal CEO/President Maine Innkeepers Association 207-213-2060 Representative Richard Malaby of Crocker House Country Inn Wins Maine Innkeepers Association Community Service Award Augusta Maine- December 14 2014….The Maine Innkeepers Association (MEIA) presented Representative Richard Malaby of the Crocker House Country Inn in Hancock with the 2014 Community Service Award at their annual meeting held at Point Lookout Resort in Northport on November 6th announced MEIA President and CEO Greg Dugal. The Community Service award is presented annually to lodging operators who have taken part in community activities and who have made a contribution personally or in the name of the industry or property to the community. The inscription on the award reads: “Richard has given so much to his community and his beloved State of Maine. His passion as a legislator gives the lodging and hospitality industry a reasoned voice that it has seldom had in the Maine House of Representatives. Richard has been gracious to introduce several bills on behalf of the Association with great success.” Malady was honored for many great achievements which include being founder of the Chef’s Celebrity Gala in 1993 to benefit the Breast Clinic at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. The Gala now in its 21st year has raised over $700000. Malady was also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Maine Coast Memorial Hospital chair of the Hancock School Board 2009 Hancock Citizen of the Year and 2014 national winner of the Senator John Heinz Memorial Award presented by the National Adult Day Services Association for outstanding legislative contribution to further the cause of adult day services and the elderly. Malaby was also elected in 2010 to serve the citizens of District 34 in the Maine House of Representative and has a seat on the very influential Health and Human Services Committee. About the Maine Innkeepers Association The Maine Innkeepers Association a leading provider of tourism information to both Maine’s lodging industry and its visitors represents nearly 700 B&Bs camps cottages hotels inns motels and resorts across Maine and their suppliers. Through communication education promotion and government affairs the Association helps its members achieve prosperity and deliver a quality product to the consumer. Maine Innkeepers Association is located in Augusta ME and can also be found at www.maineinns.com ###