Prince George’s County Association of REALTORS® Honor 2021 REALTOR® of the Year Shameeka Price
By ERICA KALEDA
Prince George’s County Association of REALTORS®, Inc.
Landover, Md. (Sept. 30, 2021)—Please join us in celebrating the 2021 REALTOR® of the Year, Shameeka Price, Broker of Capital Structures Real Estate in Mitchellville, MD. Ms. Price has been a REALTOR® and member of the Prince George’s County Association of REALTORS® (PGCAR) for 16 years, where she has served in many different roles, including 2021 Association President.
Each year, PGCAR members nominate one REALTOR® who has best served the real estate profession and the community. REALTOR® of the Year (ROTY) winners are selected for possessing numerous qualities including high principles of integrity, adherence to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, exceptional service to clients, imaginative and creative advertising programs, community service, notable business accomplishments, and state, local and/or national association activity.
At an event attended by her fellow colleagues, Mistress of Ceremonies, Bershan Shaw, featured on Real Housewives of New York made the announcement: “The REALTOR® who has demonstrated significant business-accomplishments, faithfulness to the Code of Ethics, leadership, civic and community involvement, and local, state and National Association activity to a degree which makes her truly worthy of the title PGCAR “REALTOR® of the Year” is our 2021 President Shameeka Price.”
Congratulations, Shameeka, and thank you for all you do in the Prince George’s community and for the Prince George’s County Association of REALTORS®.
The Prince George’s County Association of REALTORS® is the voice for real estate in Prince George’s County, Maryland, representing more than 3,900 real estate professionals in the national capital area. PGCAR is an affiliate of the Maryland and National Association of REALTORS®. We are proud to serve our members and our community and work to ensure professionalism in the industry. Our volunteers and staff work to offer services to real estate professionals and to provide avenues for our members to become more successful. We proudly work to promote and protect home ownership and private property rights.
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Governor Hogan Appoints Cheryl S. Landis to the Maryland House of Delegates
By SHAREESE CHURCHILL
Office of the Governor
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Sept. 29, 2021)—Governor Larry Hogan today announced the appointment of Cheryl S. Landis to the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Legislative District 23B. She was nominated by the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee.
“I am confident that Ms. Landis will represent her constituency admirably in her new role as delegate,” said Governor Hogan. “I offer her my sincere congratulations and look forward to working with her in the upcoming legislative session.”
Ms. Landis worked for the Prince George’s School System for 30 years, serving for 27 years as the Strategic Business Partnerships Coordinator. Following her retirement, she was the Education Coordinator to former Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker. Landis is active in her home county, and is chair of the Prince George’s Democratic Central Committee, as well as a Democratic National Committeewoman for Maryland.
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Prince George’s County Observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month
A virtual hiring event will be held October 18 through October 22
By JERMONI DOWD
Prince George’s County Dept. of Family Services
Camp Springs, Md. (Oct. 1, 2021)—The Prince George’s County Department of Family Services, Aging and Disabilities Services Division, Project Hire Apprentice Program announced today its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate the public about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.”
“We are Prince George’s Proud to recognize October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month,” said Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. “We all have a duty to continue to strive for an inclusive community. As we commemorate the 76th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we will continue to take steps to recruit, hire, retain, and advance individuals with disabilities and work to pursue the goals of opportunity, full participation, economic self-sufficiency, and independent living for people with disabilities.”
Reflecting on this year’s theme, Prince George’s County Aging and Disabilities Services Division will be engaging in a variety of activities throughout the month to educate employers in the County on disability employment issues and its commitment to an inclusive work culture. One of the activities will be a virtual hiring event held October 18 through October 22. Prince George’s County employers will have an opportunity to share their application processes, available positions and their hiring procedures through a virtual platform with pre-registered persons of differing disabilities. Project Hire will provide technical support and guidance to employers who hire persons registered for this event. Pre-registered attendees will also be given support throughout the process as they seek employment in Prince George’s County.
“Prince George’s County is proud to be a part of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month,” said Anthony Walker, Acting Director of the Department of Family Services. “We want to spread the important message that we value all perspectives, including those of individuals with disabilities.”
Employers and employees in all industries can learn more about how to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month and ways they can promote its messages—during October and throughout the year—by visiting https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3131/Project-Hire.
History of National Disability Employment Awareness Month:
In 1945, Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October, each year, “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
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