A past president and board member emeritus of the Rec Council, Pinder served as commissioner of Parkville Softball from 1999 to 2009, but is perhaps best known for his years as a softball coach and mentor to young people.
“Ed’s dedication to the Parkville community is second to none,” said Jason A. Plotkin, Pinder’s law partner. “Pinder Field is a beautiful tribute to a man who has spent his life serving others, and will be a permanent reminder of his selfless contributions to his hometown.”
Founder of the Parkville-based law firm, Pinder Plotkin LLC, Pinder received the prestigious “Spotlight Award” from the Maryland State Bar Association in 2009 in recognition of his outstanding community leadership.
He also received Congressional and Maryland General Assembly citations in 2001 for his service to the Parkville Rec Council, and a Maryland Senatorial citation in 2010, which named him Volunteer of the Year. The Maryland State Bar Association was on hand for the field dedication.
On Monday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan held a cabinet meeting at the Community College of Baltimore County’s Essex campus.
The governor, along with Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, also honored many prominent community volunteers and organizations at today’s meeting.
Among those presented with citations were Angel Park’s Kelli Szczybor, the Back River Restoration Committee, White Marsh resident Robert Romadka Sr. (a community advocate for the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company), and the Eastern Technical High School soccer team.
Governor Hogan also toured Franklin Square Hospital with Jason Plotkin, president of the Parkville Carney Business Association, and Delegate Christian Miele, both of whom work for the Pinder Plotkin Legal Team in Parkville.
See photos from the events below.