Past President of MACo and of the Calvert County Board of Commissioners, Wilson Parran was honored at the MACo Winter Conference last week as the 2011 recipient of the Marilyn J. Praisner Public Service Award. Parran was selected by the MACo Awards Committee from a slate of nominations submitted by county chief elected officials.
Mr. Parran served on the Calvert County Board of Commissioners for 8 years, most recently as its President. As stated by Murray Levy, the first recipient of the Praisner Award during his presentation of the award to Mr. Parran last week, “Wilson is the only Marylander who has served as the President of the State Board of Education… and the President of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education… and then as President of MACo, which he did in 2009. That unique “triple crown” is testament to his versatility and value he brings to the many things he gets involved with. He continues to be active in many civic and community groups and is known for his commitment, integrity and dedication. He has been one of the most thoughtful and compassionate leaders we have had.”
MACo congratulates Wilson on this award.