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Neal Potter Path of Achievement Award

The Neal Potter Path of Achievement Award each year honors two County residents 60 years old or better whose accomplishments, enthusiasm, and lifelong commitment to volunteer service make them outstanding role models for young and old alike. The Path of Achievement Award was established by County Executive Doug Duncan in 1998. In 2009, County Executive Ike Leggett named the award to honor the extraordinary lifetime of achievement of former County Executive and County Councilmember Neal Potter. The award has been co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission on Aging and The Beacon Newspapers. For more information contact Kathleen Meaney Stobie at 240-777-2612.

Watch for nomination forms in late January!


Our past winners of the Neal Potter Path of Achievement award:

2016

Gene Counihan

Gene Counihan

Sarah Gotbaum

Sarah Gotbaum

2015

Jean Brady

Jean Brady

Karin Wilson

Karin Wilson

2014

Joe Howard

Joe Howard

Mona Negm

Mona Negm

2013

Marcine Goodloe

Marcine Goodloe

Joyce Siegel

Joyce Siegel

2012

Tufail Ahmad

Tufail Ahmad

Ruby Rubens

Ruby Rubens

2009

  • Msgr. Ralph Kuehner, Advocacy
  • Robert Mabie, Community Service
  • Dorothy Nelson, Community Service
  • Virginia “Ginny” Gilbert, Sports & Fitness
  • Rev. Samuel Myers aka Jim Dandy, Workplace Contribution

2008

  • John G. Miers, Advocacy
  • Irene Spector, Arts & Humanities
  • Ruth Emerson, Community Service
  • John Lopes, Community Service

2007

  • Karen Montgomery, Advocacy
  • Eloise Strand, Community Service
  • Sammie Young, Community Service
  • Chester Kneller, Sports and Fitness
  • Helen Abrahams, Workplace Contribution

2006

  • Nguyen Minh Chau, Advocacy
  • Marian Fox, Advocacy
  • Theodore “Ted” Hannah, Community Service
  • Mary “Flo” Hill, Community Service
  • Marilyn D’Antuono, Workplace Contribution

2005

  • Margaret McRory - Advocacy
  • Lowell and Betty Tripp – Community Service
  • Irene Booth Coleman – Community Service
  • William H. Graham – Workplace Contribution
  • Robert Silberg – Arts & Humanities

2004

  • Rosalie Silverberg - Advocacy
  • Austin Heyman - Advocacy
  • Pearl Isenberg – Community Service
  • Anne Elward – Community Service
  • Kenneth Putkovich – Workplace Contribution

2003

  • Ling Cheung - Advocacy
  • Patricia Zannie – Arts & Humanities
  • Betty Lichtenstein – Community Service
  • Maryrose Rogolsky – Workplace Contribution

2002

  • Doris Day – Arts & Humanities
  • Helen Bowman – Community Service
  • William Wellington – Sports & Fitness
  • Francis Farrow – Workplace Contribution
  • Horace Saunders - Advocacy

2001

  • Martin Galvin – Arts & Humanities
  • Loise Sullivan - Advocacy
  • Helen McCarron – Community Service
  • Adrienne Lees – Sports & Fitness
  • Herman Meyersburg – Workplace Contribution

2000

  • Donald Torr - Advocacy
  • Lolo Sarnoff – Arts & Humanities
  • Ellis Klioze – Community Service
  • B. Eugene Neal – Sports & Fitness
  • George Cohen – Workplace Contribution

1999

  • John Harvil – Sports & Fitness
  • Margaret Coleman – Arts & Humanities
  • Richard Kelly – Community Service
  • Kermit Mohn - Advocacy
  • Nina Clarke – Workplace Contribution

1998

  • William Tait – Sports & Fitness
  • Vernetta Reynolds – Workplace Contribution
  • Charles Pritchard – Community Service
  • Donna Dorros – Advocacy
  • Murray Stein – Arts & Humanities