Deadline - December 8, 2017

Awards

The MEDA Awards, sponsored by Miles & Stockbridge P.C., recognize the people, programs, and projects bringing economic prosperity to Maryland.


Awards Committee

The Awards Committee meets monthly in the fall to plan the awards nomination process and strategizes outreach for the Annual Awards Program. Committee members represent Maryland’s five regions.

Co-Chairs:

  • Brian P. Darmody, Esq., Associate Vice President of Research and Economic Development, University of Maryland
  • John M. Wasilisin, President/Chief Operating Officer, TEDCO

Committee Members

  • Jodie L. Bollinger, Business Development Specialist, Frederick County Office of Economic Development
  • Michelle E. DeSoto, Project Coordinator, Charles County Department of Economic Development
  • Kathryn Gordon, Deputy Director, Worcester County Economic Development
  • Laura K. Kordzikowski Soper, Business Development Specialist, City of Salisbury
  • Adam Mawyer, Economic Development Specialist, St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development
  • Dawn R. Medley, Vice President, Business Finance, FSC First
  • Rachel S. Ryan, Project Compliance Administrator at Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO)
  • Samuel Shoge, Economic Development Coordinator, Talbot County Government
  • Stacey Smith, Executive Director, CyberSecurity Association of Maryland, Inc.
  • Erika Quesenbery Sturgill, Grants & Economic Development Coordinator, City of Havre de Grace
  • Patrick S. Terranova, South Team Director, Baltimore Development Corporation
  • Guy J. Winterberg, Assistant Director, Tri County Council of Western Maryland

2017 MEDA Award Winners

Visit the MEDA YouTube Channel to watch all Awards videos.

Transformative Excellence Award: Ellicott City Flood Response
Nominated by: Howard County Economic Development Authority

Program: Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Account-Video Lottery Terminal Fund (VLT)
Nominated by: Maryland Department of Commerce

Project (Large Community): City Garage- Main Street
Nominated by: Baltimore Development Corporation

Project (Small Community): The Smith Island Baking Company Origins & Expansion
Nominated by: (Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development)

Marketing (Large Community): Data-Driven Decisions Through the Lens of a Map
Nominated by: Datastory Consulting

Marketing (Small Community): Charles County Map Pen Campaign
Nominated by: Charles County Economic Development Department

Volunteer of the Year: Arnold Williams of Abrams, Foster, Nole & Williams PA
Nominated by: Baltimore Development Corporation

Hall of Fame: James T. Brady
Nominated by: Bob Brennan

 

2016 MEDA Award Winners

2016 MEDA Economic Development Project
Rockville Town Center / Duball LLC
Nominated by: Rockville Economic Development, Inc.

2016 MEDA Economic Development Program
Neighborhood BusinessWorks
Nominated by: Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

2016 Economic Development Marketing
“Work Where There’s Room to Play”
Nominated by: The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development

2016 Judges’ Award
Agricultural Innovation Grant
Nominated by: Howard County Economic Development Authority

2016 Volunteer of the Year
Bert Anderson

2016 MEDA Hall of Fame
Vernon Thompson


2015 MEDA Award Winners

2015 MEDA Economic Development Project
Horseshoe Casino
Nominated by: Baltimore Development Corporation

2015 MEDA Economic Development Program
The Economic Development Incentive Fund
Nominated by: Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation

2015 Economic Development Marketing
PR Frederick for Frederick County Businesses
Nominated by: Frederick County Office of Economic Development

2015 MEDA Hall of Fame
David S. Iannucci, Assistant Deputy Chief of Administration for Economic Development & Public Infrastructure, Prince George’s County

2015 MEDA Hall of Fame
Raymond A. Skinner, President and CEO, East Baltimore Development, Inc. (Former Secretary of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development)

2015 Volunteer of the Year
Michael Ratchford, Director of Government Relations, W.L. Gore & Associates and Chair of the Cecil County Economic Development Commission

Judges’ Awards: Montgomery County Department of Economic Development for the “2014 Business Mission to India” and Washington County Department of Business Development “DBD Prize Patrol: Coming to a Business Near You!”


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2014 MEDA Economic Development Project
MedImmune
Nominated by: The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development

2014 MEDA Economic Redevelopment Project
Seawall Development for the Baltimore Design School
Nominated by: Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

2014 MEDA Economic Development Program
Kent Menser and the Base Business Initiative
Nominated by: Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber

2014 MEDA Economic Development Marketing
Southern Maryland Meats
Nominated by: Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission

2014 MEDA Volunteer of the Year
Mojdeh Bahar, J.D.

2014 MEDA Volunteer of the Year
W. Paul Thompson, Jr.

2014 MEDA Hall of Fame
William A. Badger, Jr.

2014 MEDA Life Member
James D. Fielder, Jr., Ph.D.