Montgomery County Announces Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities

By Editorial Team on October 19, 2016

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.

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, contact Amina Cooper at

(via Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Photo courtesy of Lila Oliver Asher.)