Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC)

2016 County Executive's Awards for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities


The County Executive's Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities are the most prestigious honors conferred by Montgomery County on individual artists, scholars, organizations and cultural patrons.

Now in its 15th year, these Executive's Awards allow us to pay tribute to individuals and organizations that have made a difference in Montgomery County through the arts and humanities.

Event Details 

Monday, October 24, 2016, 7:00 pm

Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College
7995 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910


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Attending the Event 

is Free and Open to All Now: CLICK HERE

*Registering for a ticket does not guarantee entrance. Only the first 500 guests to arrive will be admitted due to the capacity constraints of the venue. All unclaimed tickets will be released to the public 30 minutes prior to the event beginning. Please arrive no less than 30 minutes prior to ensure your ticket is not released.

** If you require special accommodation such as seating for the mobility or low-vision impaired,  please e-mail Amina Cooper at at least 48 hours in advance of the event.

Awards Conferred 

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lila Oliver Asher,
Visual Artist and Professor

Lifetime Impact Award
Fran Ichijo, Hope Garden Children's Ballet Theatre

Community Impact Award
Adventure Theatre-MTC

Community Leadership Award
Lisa Martin, Silver Spring Town Center, Inc.

Education Award
Jacqueline Akhmedova, Akhmedova Ballet Academy

Emerging Leader Award
Jason Schlafstein, Flying V Theatre

Outstanding Artist or Scholar Award
Anuradha Nehru,
Kalanidhi Dance

Individual Patron Award
Cathy Bernard, Round House Theatre

Volunteer Award
Cliff Johnson and Margaret Roper, Olney Theatre Center


For further Information or questions Please contact Amina Cooper at