41st Annual Public Safety Awards
Location: Bethesda North Marriott and County Conference Center - 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852
The triumphant sound of bagpipes rang through the grand ballroom of the Bethesda North Marriott to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Public Safety Awards Luncheon (PSA) on Friday, March 14, 2014. PSA PROGRAM BOOK
PSA is the one day set-aside each year for the business community to say THANK YOU to public safety for what they do every day, 24/7.
The biggest event of its kind in the DC Metro region, 1200+ members of the business, government and public safety communities applauded honor, valor and courage.
The celebration began with a special “Meet the Chiefs” reception sponsored by Northrop Grumman. This reception provided an opportunity for leaders of 5 Montgomery County Public Safety agencies, businesses, award winners and their families to connect with each other. This was followed by a popular General Reception sponsored by Cassidian Communications, an Airbus Group, Inc. Company.
In the grand ballroom, MCCC President and CEO Gigi Godwin thanked sponsors and welcomed special guests. Event Chairman Steve Robins, Esq., Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd. thanked the PSA Committee and introduced the PSA 40th Anniversary video. WATCH HERE
A Corporate Vital Link Award, sponsored by TD Bank, was presented to Spartan Motors Emergency Response. A Public Safety Government Partner of the Year, sponsored by Motorola Solutions, was presented to United States Department of Homeland Security.
During the valor award ceremony, Erika Gonzalez, NBC News 4 Reporter and Anchor along with PSA Chairman Steve Robins captivated guests by telling the stories behind each of the 12 valor and community service awards that were presented.