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A Statement from the Meyer Foundation

September 21, 2022

A statement on the passing of David C. Harrington, Meyer Foundation board member, colleague, and friend:

With heavy hearts, the board and staff of the Meyer Foundation join in mourning the passing of David C. Harrington, Meyer board member, colleague, and friend. We express our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.

Mr. Harrington was a longtime public servant and pillar of the Prince George’s County, MD community. Since 2017, he served on the Meyer Foundation board of directors and was elected to the executive committee as treasurer in 2022. Most recently, he served as senior director of community relations and stakeholder engagement at Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic Region. Previously, he served as the president and CEO of the Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce, and as senior policy advisor at CommonHealth ACTION.

Notably, Mr. Harrington was a member of the Maryland State Senate from 2008 to 2011 and was the first Black mayor of the Town of Bladensburg, MD from 1995 to 2002, with the Town of Bladensburg dedicating their newly renovated park as David C. Harrington Community Park in 2017. Additionally, Mr. Harrington served on the Prince George’s County Council and as the associate director of the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland.

“Beyond David’s outstanding leadership and voice as a champion for racial equity and justice in the Washington region, we will truly miss his good humor, passion, and wisdom,” says Meyer Foundation president and CEO Dr. George L. Askew. Our hearts and minds are with David’s wife and family. Please join us in remembering a remarkable leader.”

David C. Harrington