2019 Milestone Awards

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Dundalk Renaissance Milestone Awards
Nominations are due no later than Friday, January 11, 2019, 5pm!

Nomination form Milestone 2019 (MS Word)   Nomination form Milestone 2019 (PDF) Nomination form Milestone 2019 (Online Form)

List of Past Milestone Award Recipients Incl 2018 (PDF)

The Dundalk Renaissance Milestone Awards recognize 1) one or more individuals, 2) one or more businesses, nonprofits, or volunteer groups, 3) up to 5 students attending our area high schools or CCBC-Dundalk, with accomplishments that have made Dundalk a stronger community.

To date, the Milestone Awards have honored 44 community and business leaders, and the 2019 honorees will join this respected list of change makers. Nominees may self-nominate or be nominated by another person. Nominees must live, work, or participate in activities that serve the Dundalk area (zip code 21222, County 21224) and exhibit leadership and commitment in furthering the values of Dundalk Renaissance: Neighborliness, Innovation, Heritage, Diversity, Opportunity, Sustainability, Engagement, and Unity.

The Renaissance Milestone Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at the Community College of Baltimore County – Dundalk. Honorees will participate in a celebratory program, be recognized for their dedication and commitment to Dundalk, and share a delicious dinner with friends, family, colleagues, community and business leaders. Thank you for helping us shine a light on those working to build a better Dundalk!

Nominations must be received no later than Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5pm to DRC, P.O. Box 9276, Dundalk MD 21222, dropped off at our offices at 11 Center Place, or emailed to [email protected].

Below is the complete list of previous Milestone Honorees:

Renaissance Cornerstone Award: Tradepoint Atlantic


Renaissance Milestone Awards: Michael Andy

Jessica Lilli

Robert Zacherl

Gemstone Awards: Fatima Karkoub

Kayla Schneider

Brittney Bolling

Pakeeza Butt


Renaissance Cornerstone Award: The Vane Brothers Company


Renaissance Milestone Awards: John Melzer

Edythe Brooks

Roy Plummer

Gemstone Awards: Daiya Colon

Mitchell Hammond

Katherine Sublett

Renaissance Cornerstone Award: Dundalk-Patapsco Historical Society and Museum

Back River Restoration Committee


Renaissance Milestone Awards: Fred Thiess (posthumous)

Angel Ball

Fran Taylor

Renaissance Cornerstone Award: Team Dundalk High


Renaissance Milestone Awards: Dundalk Florist, Inc.

Russ Lingner

Dave and Brenda Patro

Renaissance Anchor of the Year:


The Port of Baltimore


Renaissance Milestone Awards: John Long

Gloria Nelson

Joe Falbo and the Heritage Association of Dundalk

Organization of the Year:


Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center


Renaissance Milestone Awards: Karen Cruz

Shirley Gregory

Dr. Crossan O’Donovan

Organization of the Year:


The Community College of Baltimore County


Renaissance Milestone Awards: Mary Harvey

Todd Smith

Anchor Bay Marina East

Renaissance Man of the Year:


Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski, Sr.


Renaissance Milestone Awards: Dennis McCartney

Joseph Stadler

Dundalk Heritage Parade Committee

Renaissance Man of the Year:


County Executive James T. Smith, Jr.


Renaissance Milestone Awards: Lil Tirschman

Harry Wujek

The Dundalk Eagle