Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

Nominations Are Now Open

The Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner is a chance to recognize those who have gone the extra mile in their service to The Arc Baltimore. As we get ready to honor those who have given so much of themselves to The Arc's mission, we turn to you for nominations of community partners, volunteers, people supported by The Arc, staff, and other heroes of The Arc Baltimore.

Nomination Deadline - March 6th

If you have any questions regarding the Annual Meeting & Awards Reception or the nomination process, contact Lauren Seabolt, 410-296-2272 x5216.

Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore North - Pikesville
1726 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208

Ticket information will be available soon.

Awards Description

Past Award Winners

NOMINEE’S QUALIFICATIONS IN 300 WORDS OR LESS (BULLETED OR PARAGRAPH) Nominations should include:

  • specific reasons as to why you believe the individual or organization deserves the award
  • examples of why the nominee meets the specific criteria described for the award
  • how the nominee’s actions align with The Arc’s mission, vision, values, or guiding principles
  • other references if needed for further information on the nominee

Annual Awards Nomination Form

  • NOTE FOR EMPLOYEE AWARDS-Supervisors must approve that the nomination is being submitted. Please indicate the supervisor who has approved this nomination be submitted:
  • Attach an additional page if necessary. Nominations should include: • specific reasons as to why you believe the individual or organization deserves the award • examples of why the nominee meets the specific criteria described for the award • how the nominee’s actions align with The Arc’s mission, vision, values, or guiding principles • other references if needed for further information on the nominee
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Tickets Are Now Available

Tickets are now available for the Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner. Please join us as we celebrate the many staff members, people with disabilities whom we support, and community partners who have given so much of themselves to The Arc's mission and deserve recognition.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Padonia Park Club
12006 Jenifer Road | Cockeysville, MD 21030

Served dinner and drinks/bar - 6:30 PM
Annual Meeting & Awards Program - 7:30 PM

Tickets:

$25 per person - staff, retirees and supported people
$50 per person - all other guests

Award winners will be announced later this week. If you have any questions, please contact Norma Johnson at 410-296-2270 x5210.

Purchase Tickets

Awardees Honored at Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

Our 2023 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner included board elections and recognition of community partners, staff, and people that we support. Many thanks to our friend Jamie Costello who emceed along with our Board President Erik Daly and CEO Kathleen Durkin.

40th anniversary milestones were celebrated at The Arc Baltimore annual meeting with Linda Epps, Val Towson, Don Watts, and Sandy Shifflett beside CEO Kathleen Durkin.

Events Photos

Slideshow & Write-Ups

2023-2024 Slate of Officers

Award Winners & Milestone Recipients

 Community Partners

  • Public Service – Sergeant Thomas Smith
  • Intern Service – Andreana Morris
  • Special Appreciation – Sheila Vidmar and Sharon Edlow
  • Special Appreciation – Kate Walker
  • Special Appreciation – Jessica Itzoe and Jessie Sheckells
  • Foster Care Excellence – Donald and Sherrian Jones
  • Employer of the Year – The Maryland Zoo

People We Support

  • Outstanding Employee – Nelson Cropper
  • Outstanding Employee – Jalena Ford
  • Self-Advocacy – The Arc Advocates & Law Enforcement Partnership
  • Self-Advocacy – Tavon Jackson
  • Citizenship Award – Tavon Hadley-Pierre

 Staff

  • Excellence in Direct Support – Kesha Johnson
  • Excellence in Management – Swanisha Hinton
  • Employee of the Year - Direct Support – Denitta Hawkins
  • Employee of the Year - Administrative – Catherine Otterbein
  • Community Connection – Roniqua Mayo
  • Community Connection – Dyara Williams
  • Community Connection – Jaqueline Giddings
  • Stephen H. Morgan Award for Career Excellence – Don Watts
  • Career Excellence in Direct Support – Brian Morgan

Employees Celebrating Milestones

40 Years - Linda Epps, Brian Morgan, Sandy Shifflett, Valerie Towson, Don Watts

35 Years - Barbara Freeman

30 Years - Vernon Chestnut, Alicia Dickey-Lambert, Aubrenda Ervin, Gertrude Lawyer, Gorina Moody, Betty White

25 Years - Charles Blische, Dominic Offer, Tracey Scarlett

20 Years - Inez Castillo Nolasco, Perez Darden, Annemarie Moskala-Jarman, Thompson Olupona, Tracy Wilkins

Annual Meeting Voting

Awardee Descriptions

Nomination Form

Annual Awards Nomination Form

  • NOTE FOR EMPLOYEE AWARDS-Supervisors must approve that the nomination is being submitted. Please indicate the supervisor who has approved this nomination be submitted:
  • Attach an additional page if necessary. Nominations should include: • specific reasons as to why you believe the individual or organization deserves the award • examples of why the nominee meets the specific criteria described for the award • how the nominee’s actions align with The Arc’s mission, vision, values, or guiding principles • other references if needed for further information on the nominee
  • Max. file size: 32 MB.
    8MB Upload Limit
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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