MOUNTAIN MARYLAND PACE 2018: Positive Attitudes Change Everything


The Cumberland/Allegany County Industrial Foundation, Inc. (CACIF) and the Garrett County Development Corporation proudly host PACE. Allegany’s Jeremy Irons and Garrett’s Shawn Bender are co-chairing the 42nd PACE Reception and PACE Breakfast held in Annapolis in January. Senator George C. Edwards is actively involved with PACE every year. All the details for 2018 are posted on the website,


This cooperative effort of Allegany and Garrett Counties is an excellent way to showcase and advance our counties and communities. PACE strives to educate state legislators and high-ranking officials about Allegany and Garrett Counties and to present the local perspective about important short and long-term issues.


The PACE Reception is Thursday evening, January 25, 2018, followed by the PACE Breakfast the next morning. Both events are held at the Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis.

Everyone Is Welcome

The success of Mountain Maryland PACE is dependent on the participation and financial support of local businesses, community leaders, and citizens. The general public is welcome and encouraged to attend PACE. The registration fee is all-inclusive and provides entry to both events, the reception and the breakfast, for one individual. The fee is $130. if purchased on or before Wednesday, January 3, 2018 and $150. if purchased on or after Thursday, January 4, 2018. Advance registration is required and on-line registration is available now. Registration is not available at the door.

Display at PACE!

The reception and the breakfast feature approximately 25 displays showcasing businesses, attractions, educational institutions, organizations, and other entities. The number of displays is limited and display opportunities are booking now and are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Two premier display spaces are available at an additional cost to accommodate a larger display. New for PACE 2018, the 2017 PACE sponsors will receive priority in the assignment of display spaces.

A display is a worthwhile way to highlight your entity, its purpose, and any requests or needs you may have. Displayers have the opportunity to meet and network with legislators and officials in a friendly, informal setting. Each display is given ample space and is strategically placed for maximum visibility. The display fee is $750. The display fee also provides entry to both events, the reception and the breakfast, for two individuals.

Sponsor PACE!

Sponsors help to underwrite the event costs and are utilized to host the Governor of Maryland, the members of the Governor’s Executive Council (i.e., cabinet) such as the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Budget and Management, the Secretary of Transportation, and the State Superintendent of Schools, senators and delegates in the Maryland General Assembly, and state and federal officials for the PACE Reception and PACE Breakfast.

Sponsor opportunities are: Gold $1,000, Silver $500, Bronze $250, and Partner $100. All sponsors are recognized at the events, in news releases, and on the website. The gold sponsors also receive entry to both events, the reception and the breakfast, for two individuals. The silver sponsors also receive entry to the reception and the breakfast for one individual.

Contact Information

All PACE questions should be directed to Kati Kenney:
T 301.707.3328, F301.783.4065,

The PACE mailing address is PO Box 3273, LaVale, MD 21504-3273.