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Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities

26th Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

At the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities’ 26th Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon, Commission Chair Terri Parrish joined Ms. Kathleen Cairns of WBFF Fox45 to recognize 10 individuals, businesses and organizations for their achievements and contributions by and for citizens with disabilities. Over 200 guests attended the affair. View the photographs from the 26th Annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon.

Award Winners

  • Accessibility AwardKelly Szczybor and Michelle Streckfus, Angel Park
  • Education Advocate—Marty Sweeney, Head of the Odyssey School
  • Employee—Maggie Hutson, Edible Arrangements, Timonium
  • Employer—Marianne Bishoff, Alban CAT
  • Employee Advocate—Gary Madigan, Penn-Mar Organization
  • Family Support—Kathy Vecchioni, By Their Side
  • Student—Julia Stockburger, Perry Hall Middle School
  • Teacher—Pamela Satterlee-Williams, Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Volunteer—Ed Pfaff, Lutherville-Timonium Recreation and Parks
  • Community Service-Courage—Larry Hughes

The Commission wishes to thank all of those in attendance, our emcee, Ms. Kathleen Cairns, and especially our winners, for making this year’s Awards Ceremony a joyous and memorable event. See you next year!

About the Commission

Baltimore County believes that a Commission on Disabilities is necessary to advise on the coordination and development of the County's policies for citizens with disabilities. The County endorses the policy that no qualified person shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity within Baltimore County. The goals of the Commission are to:

  • Achieve an effective and systematic delivery of public, private and consumer resources to all people with disabilities in the County
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses in programs, services and resources available to citizens with disabilities
  • Propose the means whereby the needs of citizens with disabilities can be met


In support of these beliefs and goals, the mission of the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities is to foster attitudes and promote behaviors which respect and value people with disabilities among County government, its citizens and others.


In fulfillment of this mission, the Commission on Disabilities holds a vision of the future where a culture and environment exist in Baltimore County which provides the supports and opportunities for all people with disabilities to participate in all aspects of community life.


The Commission normally meets on the third Wednesday of every month except June, July, August and October, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Stembridge Community Center, 99 Stemmers Run Road, Essex, Maryland 21221. Meetings are open to the public. Please call the Commission for additional information about the meetings and to request special accommodations.

View the meeting schedule for the Commission on Disabilities.

Note: if Baltimore County schools are closed due to inclement weather, all Commission activities are canceled.


Members of the Commission are appointed by the County Executive. The Commission includes people with disabilities, family members, representatives of public and private service-providing agencies and State and local government.

Public Awareness

In an effort to keep the public aware of issues related to persons with disabilities, the Commission has developed a number of publications which are made available to the public free of charge.

Staff Contact

Hal Franklin
Phone: 410-887-3580, TTY: 410-887-2799, Maryland Relay: 711

Revised November 3, 2016         


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