Dear Prince Georgians:
Today, we are excited to officially mark the start of Women’s History Month. Since 1987, the United States has celebrated Women’s History Month during the month of March to recognize the extraordinary achievements of women and to promote the significant contributions women have made to our County and our nation.
The National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA) has named this year’s theme for Women’s History Month as “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories,” which recognizes women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, television, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, and more. The NWHA’s theme honors women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art, pursuing truth, and reflecting the human condition decade after decade.
Women’s History Month serves as a time for us to reflect on the many contributions of women to our history, society, and culture, and we encourage Prince Georgians to take this opportunity to recognize and honor the women in our own communities. Prince George’s County has so many amazing women working and leading in various capacities, and we want to celebrate them for making a positive impact on our lives.
Throughout this month, Prince George’s County will celebrate Women’s History Month with a number of events, programs, and activities that honor trailblazing women in our past and present. I’m excited to announce that we will host our 38th Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon (WHML) on Thursday, March 30, at 11:30 AM at The Hotel at The University of Maryland, where we will recognize women in County Government and the community who work tirelessly to make a difference in our County.
During this luncheon, we present the Gladys Noon Spellman Public Service Award to a woman in Prince George’s County Government whose career and dedication to the County closely parallel that of former Congresswoman Gladys Noon Spellman. We also present Gladys Noon Spellman Scholarship Awards to several deserving County high school seniors. In addition, this year we will also recognize a few Legacy Builders for their various and extraordinary contributions to the community-at-large. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 6. To learn more about the luncheon, purchase tickets or sponsorships, or to apply for the Gladys Noon Spellman Scholarship, visit our WHML website.
Whether you plan to attend our WHML event or other events in the County, we encourage you to celebrate the women of Prince George’s throughout this month.
Yours in service,
Prince George’s County Executive