We are so delighted to be back in person for our Annual Holland Awards!

Join us for an incredible evening of fun and celebration as our community comes together to honor those selflessly serving Howard County. There will be food, drinks, live entertainment, and more!

In addition, there will be a short program featuring our Keynote Speaker Tracy Broccolino, President of the Community Action Council of Howard County. She will discuss upcoming plans for CAC and the Howard County community.

We will also introduce you to our Humanitarian Award and Service Award recipients, so please come by to congratulate them.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Tuesday, October 11, 2022

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Main Street Ballroom | Ellicott City, MD

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Tracy Broccolino, M.S. Ed.

We are excited to announce that the Community Action Council of Howard County’s President, Tracy Broccolino will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2022 Holland Awards!


About Tracy

Tracy has been a professional educator for 29 years and before being appointed President, she was the Director of Early Childhood Education for CAC. Tracy led the Early Childhood Education Program through the COVID-19 pandemic, pioneering virtual instruction for Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten students while ensuring families were safe and had their needs met.

Before coming to CAC, Tracy was a classroom teacher, reading specialist, curriculum designer, and national director of exceptional student services for a charter school management organization. She has delivered in-person and online training for education professionals working in public schools and learning centers throughout the United States and Canada for groups ranging from two to 750. Tracy has presented at several professional organizations’ national conferences including iNaCOL, NAEYC, ASCD, LRP, and Title I. Additionally, Tracy has researched, developed, field tested, and supported pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade reading curriculum in 1,100 learning centers.

Tracy holds a master’s degree in Reading and a certificate in the Mind, Brain, and Teaching, both from the Johns Hopkins University.

Holland Awardees

As we celebrate the Resiliency of Our Community, CAC is proud to honor our heroes who selflessly served Howard County during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Dr. Maura Rossman

 For her outstanding dedication to Howard County families and her service that enables others to enhance their lives through her work with the Howard County Health Department.


Howard County Fire & Rescue Services

Chief Louis Winston will be accepting the award on behalf of Howard County Fire & Rescue Services.


Howard County Police Department

Chief Gregory Der will be accepting the award on behalf of Howard County Police Department.

Experience the taste of Old Ellicott City!

In addition to honoring and awarding Howard County heroes, Holland is being supported entirely by the businesses that Howard County residents know and love! Join us for food from the Judge's Bench, an open beer and wine bar with local drinks from Manor Hill Brewing and the Wine Bin, a complimentary spirits tasting hosted by Ellicott Distilling, and jam out to your favorite tunes with local artist, Zhenya. You will also have the opportunity to partake in fun activities such as an exciting raffle drawing, games of corn hole, photo opportunities, and a silent auction that features local artists' work, memorabilia from your favorite sports teams, free class passes to local businesses, and much more!

Thank you to our Village of Supporters!

CAC Intrapreneurs
CAC Champions
M&T Bank
Nancy Adams Personnel
CAC Advocates

Brightworks Wealth Management

Giant Food

Metropolitan Cardiovascular Consultants

Richburn Liquors at Long Reach Village Center

Sunrise Rotary Club of Ellicott City

Tiber Technologies


CAC Partners

Apple Ford Lincoln

Bormel, Grice & Huyett, P.A.

Bridgeway Community Church

Christ Episcopal Church

Howard County Department of Social Services

Integrated Systems Associates


Key Commercial Real Estate 

Maxim Charitable Foundation

Oren D. Saltzman and Adelberg, Rudow, Dorf & Hendler, LLC

The Family of Dean & Wendy Turner

The Family of Jana Metla

The Vertical Connection Carpet One

CAC Friends


Glenelg Country School

Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home

Howard Community College

Howard County Chiropractic Spine & Sports Rehabilitation

Oxford Planning Group

Williams Asset Management