Franchot to Speak at Four Eastern Shore Events

Stops include groundbreaking, financial symposium, school award and Ironman ceremony

WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:           Comptroller Franchot will spend the day on the Eastern Shore, beginning by speaking at the groundbreaking of the new $49 million North Dorchester High School in Hurlock. The state is set to pay $29.4 million for the project. Mr. Franchot sits on the Board of Public Works, which approves public school construction funding.

The Comptroller will then be the keynote speaker at a CPA Financial Symposium luncheon at Salisbury University, hosted by Comprehensive Financial Solutions, a Salisbury-based financial advising firm. Mr. Franchot will speak about Maryland’s fiscal health and economic outlook, the 2016 tax filing season and will provide an update on taxpayer security initiatives.

The Comptroller will next present the 2016 Silver Hammer Award for Somerset County to Deale Island Elementary School. The school earned a 93 percent rating on its most recent state inspection, even though it was built in 1942 and faces environmental challenges.

Mr. Franchot will conclude the day by delivering remarks at the opening ceremony of the Ironman Maryland competition in Cambridge. The race begins on Saturday and includes a 2.4-mile swim in the Choptank River, a 112-mile bike race through Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and a 26.2-mile run through downtown Cambridge and historic Long Wharf.

WHEN:           Today, September 29, 2016

WHERE:        10 a.m.                                                            12 p.m.                                   

Groundbreaking Ceremony                               CPA Financial Symposium

North Dorchester High School                          Salisbury University Commons Building
5875 Cloverdale Road                                     2nd Floor, Worcester Room

Hurlock, MD 21643                                         1101 Camden Avenue

Salisbury, MD 21801

1:45 p.m.                                                         6:30 p.m.

Silver Hammer Award (Somerset Co.)              Ironman Maryland Opening Ceremony

Deal Island Elementary School                          Dorchester County Visitor Center Amphitheater

23275 Lola Wheatley Road                              2 Rosehill Place

Deal Island, MD 21821                                    Cambridge, MD 21613