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2013 Civic Leadership Award Honorees

April 4, 2013

The Community Foundation for Prince George’s County (an affiliate of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region) is excited to announce the 2013 Civic Leadership Award Honorees. On April 24, 2013 we will be celebrating the achievements of Prince George’s County community leaders, William A. Campos, James W. Cornelsen, David C. Driskell, Rebecca W. Dukes, and Elizabeth M. Hewlett.


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 The Honorable Will A. Campos 

A resident of Prince George’s County for over 29 years, Campos represents District 2 on the Prince George’s County Council. After immigrating to the United States, he was educated in Prince George’s  County public    schools and earned two degrees at the University of Maryland. The first Latino to serve on the Prince George’s County Council, Campos served as the Hispanic Liaison for Prince George’s County prior to being elected.  Council Member Campos currently serves as Chair of the Rules, General Assembly & COW, and Vice-Chair of the Transportation, Housing and The Environment Committee.  He is been a tireless supporter of local philanthropic initiatives throughout the County.


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 James W. Cornelsen

James Cornelsen, for the past 19 years, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Old Line Bank and Old Line Bancshares, Inc. located in Bowie.   Old Line Bank is a Maryland-chartered commercial bank located in five Maryland counties.  He serves on the Board of Directors of Maryland Financial Bank, American Bankers Association Membership Council and many other associations and councils.    Mr. Cornelsen also serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, The Foundation Schools and the Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable.  He is the Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce and is active in many community organizations.


David C. Driskell

Highly regarded as an artist and scholar, David C. Driskell is cited as one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of African American Art. A resident of Prince George’s County for over 40 years, he is the recipient of 13 honorary doctoral degrees and numerous fellowships and was awarded the National Humanities Medal from President Clinton who cited Dr. Driskell for “opening our eyes to the beauty, poignancy and power of African American art. As artist, curator, scholar and educator, he has focused attention on black artists sparking worldwide interest among art lovers, critics, and historians and enriching the cultural heritage and history of our Nation”.  In 1998, the University of Maryland founded The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora to pay homage to Dr. Driskell.


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Rebecca W. Dukes

An accomplished lyricist, composer and poet, “Becky” has enjoyed an exceptional career in the performing arts having performed locally, nationally and internationally. She has been deeply involved in the development and support of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, a world class venue, and a director of the Maryland College of Art and Design. A long-time Prince George’s County resident, she has been involved in many community and civic activities including serving as an honorary trustee of the Prince George’s Art Council; President of the Women of the Church and Elder for Riverdale Presbyterian Church; a member of the Colonnade Society at the University of Maryland; and the United Way.


Elizabeth M. Hewlett

An accomplished attorney, Elizabeth M. Hewlett is serving her second term as Chairman of the Prince George’s County Planning Board and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission – the first African American and first woman to chair the Board, and the first African American to chair the Commission. A servant-leader, “Betty” embodies the adage, “to whom much is given, much is expected”,  and has always supplemented her professional career with extensive, award-winning community service – to the legal profession, the region, and to the County she has been blessed to call home for the last 3+ decades.


CLICK HERE for information on the 2013 Civic Leadership Awards 

Questions? Contact Mena Amin at, or 301-918-8480 ext 168

The 2013 Civic Leadership Awards have been sponsored in part by CTV, CareFirst, Southern Management Corporation, Carrolton Enterprises, Old Line Bank, and NAI Michael.

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