On Thursday evening, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and the Baltimore County Commission for Women recognized three outstanding women at a ceremony in the County Council Chambers in the Historic Courthouse.
The annual Woman of the Year awards are given to female Baltimore County residents who have enhanced the lives of others and made significant contributions to their community, workplace, or school to further the interests of women and children.
The Baltimore County Commission for Women 2018 award winners are:
- Laura Clary, BSN, RN as the “Woman of the Year,” a GBMC nurse, clinical manager of GBMC’s Safe Program, advocate for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence and recipient of the 2017 America’s Most Amazing Nurse from Prevention Magazine. She lives in Essex.
- Assistant Baltimore County Fire Chief Jennifer Aubert-Utz as the “Woman Making a Difference,” a leader in her profession and the highest-ranking woman with the Baltimore County Fire Department. She resides in Parkville.
- Gabriella McLean as the “2018 Young Woman of the Year,” a senior at Catonsville High School championing homelessness among children and young adults.
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz participated in the recognition ceremony, together with members of the Commission for Women, the County Council and Baltimore County Statehouse delegation.
“I appreciate the decades of positive impact the Commission for Women has made with their outreach and educational initiatives for women and girls in our County and I especially commend them for their efforts confronting the issue of human trafficking,” said Kamenetz.
The Baltimore County Commission for Women was formed in 1977 by an act of the Baltimore County Council to address the needs of women through education, outreach and advocacy. The Commission works to identify and advocate for programs, legislation and services to meet the needs of Baltimore County’s women and children.