The Gladys Noon Spellman Award was established in 1986 as a lasting tribute to Congresswoman Spellman and her accomplishments during a long and outstanding career in public service. The award, which is presented during the County’s Women’s History Month Luncheon (WHML), is given annually to a woman in Prince George’s County Government whose career and dedication to the County closely parallel that of Congresswoman Spellman.
Prince George’s County Council Chief Zoning Hearing Examiner Maurene Epps McNeil won this year’s highly coveted and prestigious 2017 Gladys Noon Spellman Public Service Award. Ms. McNeil has dedicated her entire professional career, which spans over 30 years, to serving the residents of Prince George’s County. Her impressive resume demonstrates an amazing trajectory of experience and her service to the community is legendary. Maurene has contributed her wealth of experience, talent and skills throughout her illustrious career by serving the County Government in an impressive series of high level professional positions spanning from law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff to practicing law in her current position as Chief Zoning Hearing Examiner for the County Council.