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Special Guest At Greater Cumberland Committee Meeting

November 4th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The Greater Cumberland Committee will hold its next meeting on Thursday, November 5, at 11:30am at the Cumberland Country Club.

TGCC is pleased to welcome back Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, Governor Larry Hogan’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, to share strategies for creating and sustaining intergovernmental partnerships, identifying opportunities for collaboration, and executing the proper follow-up and the next steps for any given project.

Riccio is a small business owner who served in the Maryland House of Delegates for over ten years.  She has worked in the private, non-profit and public sectors and is active in her community.  Her community service includes:  Board Member, Mid Shore Regional Council,

Board Member, Maryland Agriculture Education Foundation, Board Member, Chesapeake College Board, Former Board Member, Rural Maryland Council.

She is a Talbot County native and was raised in Neavitt, Maryland, a small fishing village outside of St. Michaels.  Her father is a retired waterman and boat builder and her grandfather was a farmer so she has been advocate for natural resources and agriculture.

Jeannie attended St. Michaels High School and Salisbury University with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Art (graphic design).  At the age of twenty-six years old, Jeannie Haddaway was appointed to the Maryland House of Delegates by Governor Robert Ehrlich to replace former delegate Kenneth Schisler.

In addition to being one of the youngest members of the Maryland House of Delegates, at the time, she was the youngest woman in the nation to serve at the state level (Source: Rutgers University, 2004).

She served as Minority Whip in the House Republican Caucus and now serves as Governor Hogan’s Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.  Her focus in the legislature has included work to improve the foster care system in Maryland as well as policies that prevent domestic violence, human trafficking, and substance abuse.  She has also been an advocate for Rural Maryland.

The Greater Cumberland Committee is a not-for-profit member based organization of 80 civic and business leaders representing Allegany and Garrett counties, MD, Mineral and Hampshire counties, WV and Bedford and Somerset counties, PA.  For more information, please visit their website at

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