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Regional councils 

Lower Shore Regional Council

The ABC Chesapeake Shores Lower Eastern Shore Regional Council is responsible for providing regional leadership and representation on behalf of the regional members to the ABC Chesapeake Shores Chapter Board of Directors. The Council is intended as a means of discussing and debating regional needs and goals. The Council actively promotes Membership, ABC Government Affairs initiatives, Safety, Chapter Events, and Workforce Development efforts. The Region is defined as the Maryland Counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester, and the Virginia Counties of Northampton and Accomack.

Staff Liason: Brooke Sharbaugh

Southern Maryland Regional Council

The ABC Chesapeake Shores Southern Maryland Regional Council is responsible for providing leadership and representation on behalf of the regional members to the ABC Chesapeake Shores Chapter Board of Directors.  The Council is intended as a means of discussing and debating regional needs and goals, and communicating those needs and goals to the ABC Board of Directors which is the governing body of the Chapter. The Region is defined as the Maryland Counties of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s.

Staff Liason: Greg Dehaas

Committees

Committees are an integral part of our association and are one of the most effective environments for networking and developing relationships within the association. Committee members contribute to the decisions that guide our chapter and ensure the chapter's strategic plan goals are met. See below for a list of our various committees.  To get started and sign up to participate call the ABC office at 410-267-0347.

Membership & Growth Committee

By attracting quality construction and construction-related businesses, the Membership Committee promotes the chapter's growth. The committee also nurtures new members' involvement, ensuring the stability of the association and assisting members with getting the most benefit from their membership through involvement with the association's services, programs and events. 

Staff Liaison: Greg DeHaas

Legislative Committee

We educate members and politicians on national, state and local legislative matters affecting our industry. The Legislative Committee is ABC’s voice to ensure that ABC continues to be recognized as a premier resource for construction workplace issues. This committee meets as needed, centered on current legislative issues pertaining to our members.

Staff Liaison: Chris Garvey

Safety Committee

On the forefront of best practices and ever-changing mandates affecting safety requirements in the industry, the Safety Committee provides training and safety awareness to members through conferences, seminars and classes.

Staff Liaison: Cheyenne Wheeler

STEP Committee

Coming soon

Staff Liaison: Cheyenne Wheeler 

CCEAT Trust Committee

Driving the direction of the Chesapeake Construction Education and Apprenticeship Trust, the committee ensures each of the educational programs has a positive and measurable effect on both students and employers.

Staff Liaison: Cheyenne Wheeler

Events Committee

This committee plans and executes annual programs, meetings, and events to promote the Merit Shop philosophy as well as build chapter visibility and business opportunities for members. We organize chapter events; i.e. Networking events, Excellence in Construction & Safety Awards Banquet, Crab Feasts, Holiday Gala, and much more. 

Staff Liaison: Amanda Crew

Women In Construction Committee

WIC Committee is designed to develop and encourage women in the construction industry within all aspects of their career. Our mission is to support women as strong leaders in their businesses through informational seminars, charitable events, networking and mentoring opportunities throughout the Chesapeake Shores territories.

Staff Liaison: Brooke Sharbaugh

Stanley Cup Golf Tournament Committee

The golf committee is responsible for planning the chapter’s annual Stanley Cup Golf Tournament and networking reception, as well as attaining sponsorships, prize donations and players. 

Staff Liaison: Amanda Crew

LEADERSHIP ABC

ABC Chesapeake Shores Young Professionals is geared toward members under the age of 40, ABC Chesapeake Shores Young Professionals aims to bring together emerging leaders within our Chapter. The purpose is to create opportunities for them to build new relationships, expand their skills, and advance their careers while continuing to promote open competition and the merit shop philosophy. 

Staff Liaison: Amanda Crew