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To those behind Grand Prix: Well done

Oriole Park at Camden YardsStephanie Rawlings-BlakeInner Harbor

I want to share some thoughts about the inaugural Grand Prix in Baltimore and express appreciation for bringing this exciting event to our town. The vitality and enthusiasm generated by the race was immeasurable and created an electrifying atmosphere not seen in Baltimore for many years.

Special kudos should be given to Pete Collier and Jay Davidson for their unfailing responsiveness to the needs of the community. Our city officials navigated through every hurdle to ensure the success of this endeavor.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Councilman Bill Cole deserve special thanks and should be commended for having the vision to bring the Grand Prix to Baltimore. Downtown never looked more beautiful or more inviting. Can't wait for next year!

Onahlea Shimunek, Baltimore

The writer is general manager of the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards.

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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