Md. Health Connection to offer enrollment help this weekend
Maryland Health Connection will host “Extol & Enroll,” a health coverage enrollment initiative, on Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, Jan. 22, at faith organizations throughout the state to help Mar ylanders get covered before the 2017 open enrollment period concludes at the end of the month.
Locations will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Middleham and St. Peters Episcopal Parish, 10210 H.G. Trueman Road in Lusby and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 105 Vianney Lane in Prince Frederick.
Maryland Health Connection, consumer assistance organizations and faith organizations have partnered to provide free enrollment assistance at 12 places of worship across the state. Consum- er assisters will be onsite to answer questions and enroll Marylanders in health coverage through the state’s health insurance marketplace.
Open enrollment for 2017 coverage ends Jan. 31. Medicaid enrollment is year-round.
Maryland Health Con- nection is the only place Marylanders can get financial help to cover the cost of health insurance. Last year, nine out of 10 Marylanders received financial help to lower the cost of their plan.
Go to MarylandHealthConnection.gov/ FaithWeekend for more information or to enroll.
Board members sought for tri-county committee
Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee Inc. is recruiting members for its volunteer board of directors with backgrounds in finance or banking, health care, housing, education, economic development and community advocacy. The nonprofit’s mission is to provide services to eligible citizens that alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty, promote upward mobility and enrich the quality of life.
Private businesses, organizations or individuals interested in being considered for membership should submit a letter of interest and resume by Saturday, Feb. 18, to: Board Selection and Credential Committee, SMTCCAC Inc., P.O. Box 280, Hughesville, MD 20637.
For more information, contact Michael Young at 301-274-4474, ext. 219, or email email@example.com.
Nominations open for the 2017 Historic Preservation Awards
The Charles County Historic Preservation Commission is seeking nominations for its annual award program for out- standing achievements in historic preservation that occurred during the 2016 calendar year. The Historic Preservation Award is presented annually to an eligible individual, business, organization or project deserving recognition for outstanding achievements in historic preservation.
Awards are presented in two categories: Preservation Projects and Preservation Service. The Preservation Project award recognizes excellence in the preservation and restoration of historic buildings, and adaptive reuse of historic structures. The Preservation Ser vice award recognizes outstanding achievement in and support for furthering the aims of historic preservation in Charles County, including: education, research, development, planning, advocacy and community leadership.
The Charles County Commissioners established the Historic Preservation Commission in 2009. The commission recommends properties for local historic landmark designation, reviews exterior changes to locally designated landmarks and supports documentation of historic resources throughout the county.
The nomination form may be found online at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov. The nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 24. The Historic Preservation Commission will host a reception and awards ceremony in May, to announce the winners.
For more information, contact Beth Groth at 301-645-0684 or GrothB@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
School system seeks teacher of the year nominations
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is seeking nominations for the school system’s Maryland 2017-18 Teacher of the Year candidate. The nominated teacher must be a classroom, resource or media teacher who spends the majority of his or her time teaching and has a minimum of five years teaching experience. The selected candidate will also be named the 2017 Charles County Teacher of the Year.
There can only be one nominee per school. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 24, to Ramona DiBenedetto in the CCPS office of human resources. Application information is available on the school system website at http://www. ccboe.com/jobs/teacher- oftheyear.php.
Applications should include the candidate’s educational and professional development history; professional biography; examples of community involvement; a statement on the candidate’s philosophy/style of teaching; three letters of support from a principal, administrator, colleague, student or former student, parent or community leader; and statements on education issues and trends, as well as the teaching profession. For additional information and requirements, go to http://www.ccboe.com/jobs/teacheroftheyear.php.
The 2017 Charles County Teacher of the Year will have opportunities to speak to students and staff during events such as new teacher orientation, and will also attend the state Teacher of the Year ceremony and gala.
There is a two-tiered process for the selection of the candidate for the Maryland Teacher of Year. The first step is at the county level where applications are received, semifinalists are selected and interviewed by a panel of school system staff, and one candidate is selected to represent Charles County as its Teacher of the Year. Each Maryland county and Baltimore City forwards one recommendation to the Maryland State Department of Education, which selects the Maryland Teacher of the Year.
For additional information, contact DiBenedetto at 301-934-7242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.