Comptroller Franchot to Present Howard County Silver Hammer Award Tuesday

Guilford Elementary School Staff to be Recognized for Exceptional Maintenance

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:           Comptroller Franchot will present the 2016 Silver Hammer Award for Howard County to Guilford Elementary School in Columbia this afternoon. The school was nominated because it earned a superior rating on its last two state inspections, even though it was built in 1954. State inspectors praised the facility as being “consistently well-maintained.”

The Silver Hammer Award was established in 2010 in recognition of schools that demonstrate sound fiscal management and commitment to well-maintained buildings. Comptroller Franchot visits schools throughout the state as part of his role as a member of the Board of Public Works, which approves public school construction funding.

WHEN:           Today, September 13, 2016

                        1:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Guilford Elementary School
7335 Oakland Mills Road

Columbia, MD 21046

CONTACT:    Alan Brody 410-260-6346 (office), 443-924-1473 (cell)