Hannon 1st winner of Clark award
Jean Hannon will be the first recipient of Preservation Howard County's new Senator James Clark Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award.
Hannon, who is being honored for her role in the preservation of Ellicott City's heritage, will receive the award at the organization's fifth Preservationist of the Year awards celebration, to be held Sunday at historic Waverly Mansion in Marriottsville.
She is receiving the award for her 1961 "Paint Ellicott City" campaign; opening the first antiques shop on Main Street; helping to create the town's historic district in the 1970s and other contributions to county life.
Barbara Sieg will receive an award for her work restoring and preserving the Whipps Family Cemetery on St. Johns Lane and founding the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites, a statewide advocacy group.
Paul Bridge will be honored for his efforts as docent, lecturer and writer with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Ellicott City; his help founding and directing the Maryland National Road Association; his charter membership in Preservation Howard County and his development of the annual Top Ten Endangered Sites List.
Preservation Howard County, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 2000.
Barnard chairs Corridor chamber
Richard F. Barnard, principal of Arundelton Consulting, is the new chairman of the board of the Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce.
He retired last year as senior vice president in charge of private and public sector contracting for Melwood Training Center Inc. and has begun consulting to help nonprofit organizations develop business potential.
Larry P. Bormel, a certified public accountant and partner in Bormel, Grice and Huyett, P.A., was elected by the board of directors of the Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber Foundation to serve as president, filling the term of departing board leader Don Danneman, of Danneman's Auto Service.