SMECO nom­i­nat­ing com­mit­tee to meet, select board can­di­dates

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South­ern Mary­land Elec­tric Co­op­er­a­tive’s (SMECO) Board of Di­rec­tors has ap­pointed nine mem­bers to the 2017 Nom­i­nat­ing Com­mit­tee sched­uled to meet on Satur­day, May 13, at SMECO’s head­quar­ters at 15035 Burnt Store Road in Hugh­esville. This com­mit­tee will select a slate of can­di­dates for the five avail­able board po­si­tions to be elected this year. Elec­tions will be held to fill one po­si­tion in Calvert County, one po­si­tion in Charles County, one in Prince Ge­orge’s County, and two in St. Mary’s County.

The 2017 Nom­i­nat­ing Com­mit­tee mem­bers are:

• Calvert County: Ter­ence N. Gib­son, Prince Fred­er­ick;

• Charles County: Joseph L. Gardiner Jr., La Plata; Ed­ward Hol­land III, Wal­dorf; and Wil­liam B. Young Jr., Wal­dorf;

• Prince Ge­orge’s County: Man­ning Clagett, Ac­co­keek; and Ernest H. Riess, Brandy­wine; and

• St. Mary’s County: Edith M. Bell, Chap­tico; Ge­orge A. Brown, Loveville; and Cather­ine Brenda Coates, Lex­ing­ton Park.

SMECO cus­tomer-mem­bers in­ter­ested in be­ing nom­i­nated should com­plete a board of di­rec­tors can­di­date ap­pli­ca­tion. To ob­tain a can­di­date ap­pli­ca­tion, con­tact Ter­rie Bar­ringer at 240-528-9747 or Ter­rie.Bar­ Com­pleted can­di­date ap­pli­ca­tions should be sub­mit­ted to SMECO, At­ten­tion: Joseph Dens­ford, board at­tor­ney, by Fri­day, May 5. Ap­pli­ca­tions may be mailed to P.O. Box 1937, Hugh­esville, Mary­land 20637, or de­liv­ered to Ter­rie Bar­ringer at 15035 Burnt Store Road in Hugh­esville.

In ad­di­tion to nom­i­na­tions made by the com­mit­tee, any 15 or more SMECO mem­bers act­ing to­gether may make other nom­i­na­tions by pe­ti­tion by Fri­day, June 23. Mem­bers run­ning by pe­ti­tion should also com­plete and sub­mit a board of di­rec­tors can­di­date ap­pli­ca­tion.

SMECO’s An­nual Meet­ing will be held Wed­nes­day, Aug. 23; how­ever, the elec­tion will be con­ducted by mail. Cus­tomer-mem­bers will re­ceive bal­lots in the mail and com­pleted bal­lots must be re­turned by mail prior to the An­nual Meet­ing. The meet­ing, which will be strictly a busi­ness meet­ing, will be held at Mid­dle­ton Hall in Wal­dorf, and there will be no en­ter­tain­ment, no food and drinks, and no at­ten­dance prizes. Elec­tion re­sults will be an­nounced at the meet­ing, but no vot­ing will oc­cur then.

McAl­lis­ter se­lected for Her­itage Award for Men­tor­ing

Lead­er­ship South­ern Mary­land an­nounced its Her­itage Award for Men­tor­ing will be pre­sented to John McAl­lis­ter on May 5 at the Grad­u­a­tion LSM cer­e­mony with Her­itage Award Pre­sen­ta­tion at the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, Prince Fred­er­ick Cam­pus.

Lead­er­ship South­ern Mary­land cre­ated the An­nual Her­itage Award Re­cep­tion in 2012 and in cel­e­bra­tion of the mile­stone of wel­com­ing a fifth class, the Class of 2013, to the pro­gram. To fur­ther com­mem­o­rate the ac­tiv­i­ties of LSM, a dis­tinc­tive honor was cre­ated to rec­og­nize and pay trib­ute to achieve­ments within the re­gion in the ar­eas of lead­er­ship, ser­vice and men­tor­ing. The LSM Her­itage Award is the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s high­est honor. Award cri­te­ria were es­tab­lished for each of the three di­vi­sions of the Her­itage Award, which are pre­sented in a three­year ro­ta­tion process. The An­nual Her­itage Award Re­cep­tion was in­te­grated into the An­nual Grad­u­a­tion Cer­e­mony in 2015.

This year’s award to McAl­lis­ter rec­og­nizes his men­tor­ing con­tri­bu­tions to re­gional causes and track record of coach­ing, mo­ti­vat­ing and fos­ter­ing pro­fes­sion­als to el­e­vate their po­ten­tial.

McAl­lis­ter served in the U.S. Navy as an ac­tive duty of­fi­cer sta­tioned aboard ship and in Vir­ginia Beach, Guan­tanamo Bay, and at Patux­ent River Naval Air Sta­tion. He fin­ished his Navy ca­reer as a sup­ply corps of­fi­cer, retiring at the rank of cap­tain. His sec­ond ca­reer was in sup­port of Navy op­er­a­tions, co-found­ing Ea­gan, McAl­lis­ter As­so­ci­ates Inc., in 1984 and grow­ing that com­pany to 2,500 em­ploy­ees un­til 2010, when it was merged with an­other in­dus­try firm. McAl­lis­ter co-founded En­ter­prise Sys­tems Man­age­ment LLC in 2013, help­ing large or­ga­ni­za­tions with re­source plan­ning. His pro­fes­sional af­fil­i­a­tions are wide and var­ied, hav­ing served on the boards of St. Mary’s Hos­pi­tal, South­ern Mary­land Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, His­toric Sot­ter­ley, St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land and His­toric St. Mary’s City Com­mis­sion.

Tick­ets for the event are avail­able through the Lead­er­ship South­ern Mary­land web­site at https://www.lead­er­ship­­u­a­tion/ pur­chase-tick­ets/. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the He­len Mat­tingly Wer­necke, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Lead­er­ship South­ern Mary­land, 240-725-5469 at he­len@lead­er­ship­

May govern­ment clo­sures an­nounced

The county ad­min­is­tra­tor wishes to re­mind res­i­dents of changes to nor­mal op­er­at­ing sched­ules for the month of May. All of­fices, fa­cil­i­ties, and ser­vices not listed will be op­er­at­ing their nor­mal hours. Mon­day, May 29 (Memo­rial Day)

• All Charles County Govern­ment of­fices and the Tri-County An­i­mal Shel­ter in Hugh­esville will be closed.

• The Charles County Land­fill and Re­cy­cling Cen­ter on Billings­ley Road in Wal­dorf, and the Pis­gah Re­cy­cling Cen­ter on Route 425 in Pis­gah will be closed.

• Curb­side re­cy­cling and yard waste col­lec­tion will be de­layed one day for the en­tire week, Tues­day, May 30 through Satur­day, June 3.

• VanGO ser­vices will not be op­er­at­ing.

• The Nan­je­moy Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, se­nior cen­ters, Port Tobacco Re­cre­ation Cen­ter, and all school based com­mu­nity cen­ters are closed.

• Lackey, Don­ald M. Wade Aquatic Cen­ter, and North Point High in­door pools will be open from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

• Charles County Pub­lic Li­brary is closed (All branches closed: Satur­day, May 27 — Mon­day, May 29).

• Charles County Health Depart­ment is closed.

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