Michel “Mike” Baytop
Michael “Mike” Baytop, an extraordinary musician, has kept traditional American music alive for tens of thousands of people. His dedication to distinctly American musical forms and his efforts popularize the “blues” for new generations of our neighbors is well known and universally respected. We salute him for his extraordinary talent, his love of community, and the great joy he brings to his audiences.
Marcus Johnson, a Silver Spring resident and graduate of Montgomery County public schools who has excelled in every aspect of his professional life, represents the best of Montgomery County. A successful businessman and an internationally recognized jazz musician, Marcus Johnson has entertained audiences throughout the United States and around the world. We proudly recognize his creativity, his passion, and his great service to our community.
Operation Second Chance
A dynamic personality, with tireless energy and a noble vision of service, Cindy McGrew is a great champion of those who have proudly served in America’s Armed Forces and who need the help of a grateful Nation after their service. The founder of Operation Second Chance, an organization that supports U.S. soldiers and Marines, she is one of Montgomery County’s most respected citizens. We proudly recognize her service and the great example she sets for all of us.
John P. “Jack” Hewitt
Montgomery County proudly recognizes the service of one its greatest public servants, Jack Hewitt of Silver Spring. We salute his many pioneering contributions to our County and to the State of Maryland, and we thank him for his energy, his vision and his faith in our community. One of Montgomery County’s most respected veterans, we applaud his dedication to the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Disabled Veterans of America. Montgomery County is a better place because of Jack Hewitt’s extraordinary gift of service to our community and his many friends and neighbors.