Mountain Maryland PACE 2016 Reception & Breakfast – January 21 & 22, 2016

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pace logoAfter 40 years of hosting the PACE reception, the event is as important today as it was in the beginning. The mission of telling our story in the state capital to key legislators and countless officials remains the focus of PACE. This venue provides a chance for citizens of Mountain Maryland to have their voices heard by those who make decisions that directly impact our region. Everyone is welcome to join Allegany and Garrett Counties in celebrating 40 years of progress at PACE 2016.

The PACE Reception is Thursday, January 21, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and the PACE Breakfast is Friday, January 22, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Both events are held at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis.

The reception is a cocktail party format featuring hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. The breakfast is buffet style. Displays are prominently featured at both events. Allegany and Garrett County businesses and individuals generously donate products, services, and experiences for giveaways at the breakfast.

US Senator Benjamin Cardin, US Congressman John Delaney, and Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot will be making remarks at the PACE Breakfast. Courtney A. Thomas, Executive Director, Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission, Cumberland, will be the mistress of ceremonies and emcee the PACE Breakfast. Thomas was names a Top 100 Leading Woman by the Daily Record in 2011 and as one of the Daily Record’s VIP under 40 in 2012. She was honored as Allegany County, Maryland’s Young Professional under 40 by the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce and Western Maryland Jaycees in 2014. Thomas is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Maryland.

The general public is warmly invited to support this important initiative for Mountain Maryland. Any individual may purchase the all inclusive ticket to attend both events, the PACE Reception and the PACE Breakfast. The price is $150 per person. If you have not purchased a ticket and wish to do so, contact PACE today –, 304.726.7040. NOTE: 304 (not 301) is the correct area code.

Checks should be made payable to PACE and mailed to PACE PO Box 3272, LaVale, MD 21504. Tickets are not sold at the door. After payment is received, every name is placed on the reservations list. The PACE registration desk in the hotel lobby will have this list and provide a name badge for entry to the events. Tickets are not mailed.


Contact Deborah Martin, at 304.726.7040 or by email: