The trustees of The Salisbury Award are pleased to announce the presentation of The Salisbury Award to MAC Inc. The recognition took place on Thursday, Sept. 15, at an open house welcoming MAC’s new CEO, Paula Erdie, and recognizing the retirement of Executive Director, Pattie Tingle. Retired MAC Executive Director Peggy Bradford was also in attendance. 

Pictured: Pattie Tingle, Stephanie Willey, Peggy Bradford and Paula Erdie.

In addition to presenting a plaque to memorialize the selection, the trustees will donate $500 to MAC Inc. to support a program of their choice. 

The Salisbury Award is the community’s oldest and most prestigious independent civic award. First given in 1926, the award was established and originally endowed by local businessman G. William Phillips to recognize “service that has been the greatest benefit to the happiness, prosperity, intellectual advancement or moral growth of the community.”

This ceremony marks the 72nd time The Salisbury Award has been presented to an individual or an organization since the award’s inception. 

MAC Inc. is being recognized for 50 years of service to our community. MAC offers an abundance of services to help more active seniors live their lives to the fullest. To learn more, visit

To learn more about The Salisbury Award and its history, including a list of all honorees since 1926, visit ‘The Salisbury Award’ Facebook page.