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PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Jan. 3, 2018 –  Calvert County Department of Public Works Deputy Director, Enterprise Funds Julie Paluda has completed the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. Leadership Maryland honored Paluda, a resident of Huntingtown, and the entire Class of 2017 at its 25th annual graduation ceremony held in December at the Lord Baltimore Hotel.

Paluda was one of 52 applicants chosen by committee to complete Leadership Maryland’s eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I feel especially honored to congratulate Leadership Maryland’s silver anniversary graduating class on beginning their lifelong inclusion in a very special club,” said Leadership Maryland Board Chairman Eric Brotman ‘09, president and managing principal, Brotman Financial Group. “These graduates have had experiences and built relationships over the past eight months that will impact their career, life, and our state for many years to come. After 25 years, the influence Leadership Maryland’s program and alumni have had on the State of Maryland is immeasurable, and the Class of 2017 should be very proud to now be a part of this organization’s rich history.”

Paluda joined Calvert County Government six years ago as a capital projects analyst in the Department of Finance & Budget. As deputy director, enterprise funds for the Department of Public Works, she is responsible for water and sewer maintenance, solid waste, recycling, compactor sites and transfer station operations.

Before joining Calvert County Government, Julie worked in the private industry where she held several managerial positions within the real estate and finance industries. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts and an MBA from University of Massachusetts. Paluda earned her Professional Development Certification from Boston University and is a licensed National Association of Securities Dealers’ General Securities Representative. She moved to Maryland from Massachusetts in 2006 and now resides in Huntingtown with her family where she also volunteers with the local Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and the Sunderland Elementary School family organization.

Leadership Maryland is open to senior-level executives with significant achievements in either their careers and/or their communities. For more information about Leadership Maryland, please visit www.LeadershipMD.org, call 410-841-2101 or email Info@LeadershipMD.org.

Information on Calvert County Government services can be found online at www.co.cal.md.us. Find Calvert County Government on Facebook.