SMECO nominating committee to meet, select board candidates
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.Barringer@smeco.coop. 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.leadershipsomd.org/graduation/ purchase-tickets/. For more information, contact the Helen Mattingly Wernecke, executive director, Leadership Southern Maryland, 240-725-5469 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.