On Monday, June 15, 2015, Maryland Comptroller came to the Calvert County Courthouse to bestow an award on one of our county’s finest citizens, Guffrie Smith. Comptroller Peter Franchot awarded Smith the 2015 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. In attendance were Board of County Commissioners Steve Weems, Pat Nutter, Tom Hejl, and county administrator Terry Shannon, Register of Wills Margaret Phipps, Former Comptroller Bobby Swann, Former County Commissioners Hagner Reed Mister and Michael Moore a d Sheriff Mike Evans, as well as others, to congratulate him, including his wife Casey Smith and daughters Jewell and Shelly.
Calvert County Commissioner President Steve Weems introduced the Comptroller Franchot and said of Guffrie Smith, “You deserve this award and so much more!”
The Comptroller spoke of Guffrie Smith, saying he has impacted the lives of children for more than 50 years, being an educator, mentor, historian and hardworking member of his church. Franchot created the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award in 2012 to honor those who make a difference in their communities, especially the most vulnerable, improving lives of Marylanders.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon