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Standing on the shoulders of many - Feature Stories
March 2013 Issue
From her office on the second floor of city hall, Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon has a bird’s eye view of the rest of the Town Center complex. To the left is the Riverdale Centre for the Arts, Business & Leisure Services—kids call it the spaceship because of its gently sloping, domed roof. To the right is a public plaza and amphitheater used for gatherings like the city’s Seafood & Beer Festival, held Labor Day weekend. The $18.5-million complex was built during Wynn-Dixon’s first term as mayor of Riverdale. It opened in 2010, with the government-civic buildings serving as the first phase of a three-part project planned for the 27-plus acre parcel of land. Future growth will incorporate a mixed-use commercial component as well as residential housing. From her vantage point, Wynn-Dixon (MSW ’95) can see the people of Riverdale arrive for city-sponsored events like concerts and free movies in the park (popcorn included). They also come for …
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