Women’s History Month

County Celebrates Trailblazing Women

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III hosted over 900 guests attending the 32nd Annual Prince George’s County Women’s History Month Luncheon. Weekday WUSA 9 Anchor Andrea Roane served as Mistress of Ceremonies. The luncheon’s theme, “Celebrating Trailblazing Women in Prince George’s County Government”, also recognized women in labor and business as highlighted in the national celebration. The Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon draws women not only from government, but also from the arts, business, education, religion, nonprofits, and other disciplines. It is the County’s premiere networking event for those who want to connect to the women of the Washington metropolitan area.

Maurene Mcneil WHML 2017

Prince George’s County Council Chief Zoning Hearing Examiner Maurene Epps McNeil won this year’s highly coveted and prestigious 2017 Gladys Noon Spellman Public Service Award. Ms. McNeil has dedicated her entire professional career, which spans over 30 years, to serving the residents of Prince George’s County Read More

Prince George’s Middle College High School student Amber Nicole Stanford received a $2,000 scholarship as the 2017 Gladys Noon Spellman Scholarship Award Recipient. Amber is a senior in the Allied Health Sciences Program at Prince George’s Community College Read More.

Both the award and scholarship are presented in honor of the late Gladys Noon Spellman, who was a Prince George’s County educator, County Council member and served in the United States Congress for three terms beginning in 1974.

Amber Sanford  WHML 2017
Alexis Herman WHML 2017

The Honorable Alexis Herman, Former United States Secretary of Labor was presented with a special recognition for being among the roster of honorees for the 2017 National Women’s History Project. Ms. Herman served under President William Jefferson Clinton.

Additionally, four women received the Prince George’s County Women In Government “WInG” Award for one of the four qualities that represent the “IN” of the WInG award—influence, inspiration, innovation and information.

  • Ms. Gevonia Whittington (Director, Officer of Homeland Security) for Influential Service.
  • Paramedic Lieutenant Pamela J. Graham (Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department) for Inspirational Service.
  • Ms. Gloria L. Brown Burnett (Director, Department of Social Services) For Innovative Service.
  • Ms. Theresa M. Grant (Aging and Disabilities Services Division Manager, Department of Family Services) for providing Informative Service.
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Wing Award Recipients WHML 2017