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Spirit of Community Awards Dinner

May 25, 2017 05:17PM ● By Becca Newell


The 2017 Spirit of Community Awards Dinner, presented by Maryland Live! Casino, was held on Monday, March 27th at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Hanover. During the event, the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce recognized the accomplishments of outstanding West Anne Arundel County citizens who serve as public safety officers, local educators, business partners, and military service members.

2017 Spirit of Community Award Honorees:

  • Mamie Chambers, Waugh Chapel Elementary School, Elementary Educator of the Year
  • Susan Zacepilo, Crofton Elementary School, Elementary Educator of the Year
  • Charlene Smith, Arundel Middle School, Middle School Educator of the Year
  • Eric Nebbia, Annapolis Area Christian School, High School Educator of the Year
  • Karla Steinbach, MacArthur Middle School, Administrator of the Year
  • Quay Holland, Crofton Middle School, Administrative Support Staff of the Year
  • Vance Wallace, Severn Elementary School, Administrative Support Staff of the Year
  • Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church, Business Partner of the Year
  • Officer David Keefer, Anne Arundel County Police Department, Police Officer of the Year
  • Lieutenant Jennifer Robertson, Anne Arundel County Fire Department, Firefighter of the Year
  • Robert “Rob” Henry Loughrey, Odenton Volunteer Fire Company, Volunteer Firefighter of the Year
  • Deputy John Sims, Office of the Sheriff-Anne Arundel County, Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year
  • Sergeant Jordan D. Brenden, 241st Military Police Detachment, U.S. Army, Fort George G. Meade, Military Service Member of the Year
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