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Posted on: May 27, 2021

CHAIR HAWKINS OFFERS COUNCIL CONDOLENCES UPON THE PASSING OF NATIONAL HARBOR DEVELOPER MILT PETERSON

CHAIR CALVIN S. HAWKINS, II, OFFERS COUNCIL CONDOLENCES UPON THE PASSING OF NATIONAL HARBOR DEVELOPER MILT PETERSON

The Prince George’s County Council is saddened to learn of the passing of visionary National Harbor developer, Milt Peterson, founder and chairman of the Peterson Companies.  

We extend our sincere condolences to his wife Carolyn; children Lauren, Rick, Jon and Steven; sister Sally; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A true icon in the development community, Milt Peterson was the force behind the development of Fair Lakes and downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.  

In Prince George’s County, he transformed a 300-acre parcel on the banks of the Potomac River, into a vibrant multi-use waterfront development and resort destination now recognized the world over as National Harbor, and in turn, helped to build and grow Prince George’s County.  

Instrumental in the creation of the Center for Minority Business Development at Prince George’s Community College, Milt Peterson’s genuine appreciation for the value of Prince George’s County, and his contributions, which included molding successful, new business leaders in our community are incalculable.   

The impact of Milt Peterson’s groundbreaking investments in Prince George’s County will endure as an important part of his remarkable and legendary legacy.