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MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Larry Hogan Joins 36th Annual Governor’s Service Awards Ceremony, Honors Outstanding Maryland Volunteers

19 Groups, Individuals Recognized for Service to the State  


Governor Hogan will join the 36th Annual Governor’s Service Awards Ceremony. Each year, the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism recognizes the volunteer contributions of exceptional Marylanders and Maryland organizations. Nineteen honorees will be recognized in 15 categories for their commitment to strengthening Maryland communities. The Governor’s Champion of Service Awards is presented to an organization or individual that embodies the Governor’s spirit of service.

The honorees include:

  • Governor’s Champion of Service Award: James Piper Bond, President and CEO of the Living Classrooms Foundation (Baltimore)
  • AmeriCorps Alum: Robert Zellner, Director of Client Services of the Awakenings Recovery Center (Washington County)
  • Corporate Business: Morgan Properties (Baltimore); Thermo Fisher Scientific (Frederick County)
  • Emerging Leader: Jessica Tinnin, Fishes & Loaves Pantry (Baltimore)
  • Faith-Based: Asma Inge-Hanif, Founder of Inge Benevolent Ministries (Baltimore); Mosaic Christian Church (Howard County)
  • First Responder: Sergeant Adam Davies, Flight Paramedic for the Maryland State Police Aviation Command (Anne Arundel County); Detective Caprice Bellamy of the Anne Arundel County Police Department (Anne Arundel County)
  • Group/Team: Athletes Serving Athletes (Baltimore)
  • Individual: Wendy Notari, Warrior Canine Connection (Montgomery County)
  • Life Achievement: Mary Morgal, President of Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary (Montgomery County)
  • Member of the Board: Thomas Albero, President and CEO of Alliance Material Handling, Inc. (Anne Arundel and Montgomery Counties)
  • National Service: Mekhi Jones, AmeriCorps ECHOSTARS (Allegany County)
  • Nonprofit Volunteer Program: CRAB – Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (Anne Arundel County)
  • Veteran: Sandra Blakeslee, Senior Airman for the United States Airforce (Baltimore)
  • Small Business: Edwards Performance Solutions (Howard County, Baltimore); Turning Point Solutions (Prince George’s County)
  • Government Employee/Agency: Linas Saurusaitis, Emergency Medical Services Captain of Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Fire Rescue Department (Carroll County)


Governor Larry Hogan
Steve McAdams, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives
Maryland Cabinet Secretaries


Monday, October 21, 2018
Arrival and Registration: 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m
Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Ceremony: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, Md.

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