Starrels, Groszyk, Steingasser, BID, Starks Honored by CAG
Mayor Vincent Gray and Councilmember Jack Evans spoke at the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s annual awards and elections meeting at Dumbarton House May 29. CAG’s annual round of awards had an especially excellent mix of individuals, noted CAG president Pamla Moore.
The prestigious Belin Award was presented to Bill Starrels for his expert and dedicated work in preserving the historic character of Georgetown.
Walter Groszyk was honored with the William A. Cochran Award for “exceptional efforts to protect and enhance the community’s parkland and architectural resources.”
The Charles Atherton Award was given to Jennifer Steingasser, deputy director of the Historic Preservation Office, for “exceptional service by a dedicated public-sector professional for outstanding work preserving and protecting historic Georgetown.”
The Martin-Davidson Award for business persons was presented to Georgetown Business Improvement CEO Joe Sternlieb and BID staff.
A special appreciation award was given to Parking Officer Steven Starks for dedicated and distinguished Service to the Georgetown community. Starks got the biggest applause of the evening.
CAG officers and directors were re-elected by acclamation: Pamla Moore, president; Bob vom Eigen, vice president; Barbara Downs, secretary; John Richardson, treasurer; and directors Karen Cruse, Hazel Denton, Hannah Isles and Luca Pivato. Treasurer Bob Laycock reported on the annual budget, which adds up to about $600,000.