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On January 13, 2005, Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., Lt. Governor Michael S. Steele and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Secretary Victor L. Hoskins presented two Community Legacy award checks – $410,000 to the City of Hyattsville and $15,000 to the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (HyCDC) at a ceremony on Hamilton Street (between Ager Road and 31st Avenue) in Hyattsville. Hyattsville Mayor Bill Gardiner accepted the check on behalf of the City and HyCDC Chair Mark Ferguson accepted for the HyCDC. A crowd of approximately 75 people,including City Council Members, HyCDC members,local and state-elected officials and Hyattsville residents and business owners attended the afternoon presentation.