Twenty-Five Public Safety Officials to be Honored at Chamber’s Public Safety Breakfast

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce will host its 23rd Annual Public Safety Awards on July 13, 2018 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Businesses & community members are invited to attend and join in the celebration. Details:

Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (June 28, 2018) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce will honor twenty-five Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 23rd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast.

This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s Fire Department, Police Departments, Office of Emergency Management, and Office of the Sheriff, who have exemplified extraordinary heroic actions and exceptional performance of their duties. The event will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Heritage Building, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, MD.

We think it’s so important to support our first responders. They protect us every day and we want to show them how much we appreciate their service.,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director.

This year we will recognize public safety officials from the City of Gaithersburg Police Department, Montgomery County Police 5th & 6th Districts, Germantown Volunteer Fire & Rescue Services and Montgomery County Public Schools Department of School Safety & Security in the following categories: Medal of Valor, Citation for Bravery, Distinguished Service Citation and Meritorious Service Citation.

The Chamber feels it is of the utmost importance to thank those who protect our homes, businesses, schools, and families every day.

Annually, over 200 business professionals, awardees, first responders, and guests gather to celebrate the achievements, outstanding service, and commitment to the community of those being awarded. This awards program provides the business community with an opportunity to publicly thank those who help maintain the quality of life in the Gaithersburg and Germantown areas.

We invite local businesses, elected & public safety officials & to come and join us as we recognize the heroic deeds of our local law enforcement and fire-rescue workers. These men and women go above and beyond the call of duty to serve our local community and we want them to know we appreciate them and their hard work.

For the eleventh year in a row, Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling is the Title Sponsor of the event. For more than 40 years, Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling craftsmanship and care has helped families and businesses overcome the devastating setbacks inflicted by fire, flood and wind.

Additional sponsors include: Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center; Asbury Methodist Village; City of Gaithersburg; Gaithersburg Police Foundation; Herbology; Holy Cross Germantown Hospital; Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Johns Hopkins University; Lerner Enterprises; Montgomery County EFCU; M&T Bank; Rehab 2 Perform; Rodgers Consulting, Inc.; Roos2u LLC; and Therrien Waddell, Inc.

Tickets for this event are $35 for Members and $60 for Non-Members. Please visit our website,, for further details.

***All Members of the Media are encouraged to attend. ****

The GGCC is active in providing business-to-business networking opportunities throughout the year: a collective voice in local, regional, and state legislative affairs, professional development opportunities and other services that enhance the business environment.

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