Prince George’s County Executive Baker Dedicated New County Building in Honor of Former County Executive Wayne K. Curry
Upper Marlboro, MD – Last week, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III was joined by current and former elected officials, dignitaries as well as friends and family of the late Wayne K. Curry for a building dedication ceremony naming a new Prince George’s County government building in honor of the former trailblazing county executive. The “Wayne K. Curry Administration Building” at 1301 McCormick Drive in Largo, MD, is both centrally located and transit accessible to the residents of Prince George’s County. The building’s location continues the concept and growth of “Downtown Largo,” following the recent groundbreaking of the new University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center and future renovation of the Boulevard at Capital Centre retail center. To view pictures from this dedication please click here or here. For video of the dedication, please click here. (broadcast starts at 1 minute and 10 seconds from video start)
“The life of the late great Wayne K. Curry is very symbolic and represents the hope that so many Prince Georgians felt during his lifetime as well as today,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “It is fitting that we honor a man who dedicated so much of his life to raising the profile of Prince George’s County and contributing so much to its modern image. This renovated building, which will open in early 2018, will fulfill his vision to bring government closer to the people so that they have more access to their government. We are so proud to dedicate the ‘Wayne K. Curry Administration Building’ and honor an extraordinary man, his life, and his legacy. It is my hope that Wayne’s work and memory will continue to inspire people for years to come.”
The Wayne K. Curry Administration Building will house the Prince George’s County Office of the County Executive, the Prince George’s County Council, Prince George’s County Planning Board, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), the Prince George’s County Offices of Management and Budget, Finance, and Law. The building is expected to be open and occupied by the first half of 2018.
Council Chair Dannielle Glaros and the entire County Council were present for the dedication. Council Member Derrick L. Davis, representing District 6, proudly welcomed the Wayne K. Curry Administration Building to Largo.
“I am incredibly proud that this structure, located in the ‘Heart of Prince George’s County,’ will be known as the Wayne K. Curry Administration Building,” said Council Member Derrick L. Davis (D-District 6). “This is an honor befitting a man whose love for Prince George’s County remains unmatched, and whose contributions to our quality of life will be felt for generations to come. The Wayne K. Curry Administration Building will stand as a testament to his exceeding and abundant legacy of service.”
The current Prince George’s County Administration Building (CAB) in Upper Marlboro will continue to house the Prince George’s County 3-1-1 call center; the Sheriff’s Office, State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Prince George’s County courts will be moving into the vacated office spaces that are moving to Largo. The official County seat of Prince George’s County will remain in Upper Marlboro, MD.
"The dedication of this new County government building to a trailblazing leader, beloved Prince Georgian and dear friend, the late Wayne K. Curry, is especially poignant and wonderfully fitting. M-NCPPC's Prince George's County Planning Board and Planning Department proudly look forward to providing top-notch customer service to our residents at the new Wayne K. Curry Administration Building as we relocate our offices there in the near future," said Elizabeth M. Hewlett, Prince George’s County Planning Board Chairman.
The Wayne K. Curry Administration Building is named for the late Wayne K. Curry, Prince George’s County’s first African-American County Executive who served from 1996-2002.