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Hart Nominated for the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award

Comptroller Peter Franchot extended his sincere congratulations to Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission's Agricultural Marketing Specialist, Leslie Hart for her nomination for the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award.  Ms. Hart was nominated by Brien Poffenberger, president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her dedicated service to the Hagerstown community.

The Comptroller created this new program to recognize individuals and organizations in each county and Baltimore City best exemplifying William Donald Schaefer’s lifelong commitment to helping people. The honor is called the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award.

Winners will be selected based on their demonstration of: improving the community; swiftly solving a citizen problem through effective government intervention; directly aiding the most vulnerable in society; or creating a public/private partnership to improve the lives of Marylanders.

"As we approach the one year anniversary of William Donald Schaefer’s death, I can’t think of a better way to honor his legacy of public service than by recognizing individuals and organizations demonstrating his doctrine of helping people," said Comptroller Franchot.

Nominations will be reviewed by a special panel of friends and colleagues of Schaefer’s including Lainy Lebow-Sachs, Mark Wasserman, Robert Douglas, Zelig Robinson and Michael Golden. The Comptroller will personally present the award to each winner starting in April. Nominations must be received by March 30, 2012.

Congratulations on Ms. Hart's nomination and thanks for all you do!

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