The William Donald Schaefer Policy Conference
April 27, 2020
ticket information forthcoming
2020 William Donald Schaefer Award
Nominations Being Accepted
The University of Baltimore’s Schaefer Center for Public Policy is soliciting nominations for the 2020 William Donald Schaefer Award. The award honors the legacy of former Governor, Comptroller, and Mayor William Donald Schaefer, and celebrates the contributions of the honoree to effective government and lifelong commitment and service to the well-being of the citizens of Maryland. The award is designed to honor lifetime achievement.
The previous honorees include Congressman Elijah Cummings (2015); Dr. Nancy Grasmick (2016), former Maryland State Superintendent of Schools; The Honorable Carolyn Colvin (2017), former Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration; and The Honorable Paul S. Sarbanes, U.S. Senator (2018).
Eligible candidates for the award include elected and appointed public officials and nonprofit leaders who best exemplify William Donald Schaefer’s passion for effective public service combined with care and concern for the welfare of Maryland’s citizens.
Nomination Deadline: Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.
Nominations are accepted online via this Application Link .
Nominators will be asked to provide their contact information, their nominee’s contact information, and a brief essay supporting the nomination. The essay is limited to 1,500 words and must be uploaded to the nomination site. Nominators are asked to have their essay ready to upload before they start the application.
Nominations will be reviewed by the selection committee comprised of the members of the Schaefer Center’s Advisory Board.
Nominators will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.
The William Donald Schaefer Award will be presented on April 27, 2020 at the 2020 William Donald Schaefer Policy Conference at the University of Baltimore. Tickets will be available online.
If you have questions about the nomination process, please contact Dr. Ann Cotten, director, Schaefer Center for Public Policy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-837-6188.