County’s Finest to be Honored at GGCC Annual Public Safety Awards

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is scheduled to honor law enforcement, paramedics, and fire and rescue officials at its annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Aug. 14th at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg.

photo of GGCC public safety awards Matthew StoikusThis event will honor county’s finest and give the business community an opportunity to thank them for their service in protecting the community.

“This is one of the most important events we do each year. Our public safety personnel work very hard day in and day out to keep our community safe. The very least we can do is to honor them once a year,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC executive director.

Last year, more than 200 people were in attendance to honor 58 public safety officials from the Gaithersburg Police Department, Montgomery County Police 5th & 6th Districts, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue and the National Institute of Standard and Technology Fire Department.

This year, officers will be honored in the following categories: Medal of Valor, Citation for Bravery, Distinguished Service Citation, and Meritorious Service Citation.

To learn more, visit GGCC’s website.

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Aline Barros

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Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.


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