Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

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

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.

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


  • 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

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


$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

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 3rd

If you have any questions regarding the Annual Meeting & Awards Reception or the nomination process, contact Lauren Seabolt, 410-296-2272 x5520.

Annual Meeting & Awards Reception
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Padonia Park Club

Ticket information will be available soon.

Award Descriptions

Past Award Winners


  • 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

Because this year’s annual meeting is a small in-person event due to continuing caution related to the coronavirus, we are inviting any current member (those having contributed financially in the last year) to cast their vote for the 2022-2023 Slate of Officers and the 2022 Annual Meeting Minutes below.

2022-2023 Slate of Officers
2021 Annual Meeting Minutes

Annual Meeting Voting

Nomination Form

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