Presidents’ Award for Community Partner of the Year

Named in honor of former FOLMC Board of Trustee Presidents

Award Description:

The Presidents’ Award for Community Partner of the Year is presented to a business, company, corporation, foundation, or individual that has shown special dedication in working with FOLMC to help further the mission and goals of the organization in support of Montgomery County Public Libraries.

FOLMC presents the award at the Annual Library After Dark Gala.

To be eligible for nomination for the Presidents’ Award, nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. All nominees must live or work in Montgomery County.
  2. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to furthering the work of FOLMC through exceptional leadership, volunteerism, financial support or advocacy.
  3. Nominees cannot be employees, volunteers or Board members of FOLMC or MCPL.
  4. Each nomination should include: a description of the specific action(s)/activity(ies) that is deserving of recognition; the nominee’s role in the action/activity; and the results of the nominee’s service.
  5. Ultimately one recipient will be selected from the nominees who demonstrates exceptional effort and contribution to support FOLMC

All FOLMC Board or Staff are eligible to make a nomination. Nominations are now closed. Watch this space for updates Fall 2021.

Awards Committee

An Awards Committee is appointed to review the nominations and recommend a recipient to the FOLMC Board of Trustees. The Awards Committee consists of representatives from Montgomery County Public Libraries, the Montgomery County Library Board (MCLB), FOLMC Board, Library Advisory Committees (LACs), and past award recipients.


Questions? Call 240-776-6001 or email

Past Awardees

  2021 Recipient Edie Snyder has instilled a culture of community service based on leadership at his firm and provided steadfast support of FOLMC and its Board of Trustees. Snyder Cohn has also been a generous sponsor of our gala and is highly regarded for its community service to many charitable causes in Montgomery County.
 2017 Recipient Gaithersburg Book Festival (GBF) was founded by Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman in 2010 and is the largest festival of its kind in the region. The committee invited FOLMC to be a literary partner from its early planning stages. Through this partnership, GBF gave prominent visibility to FOLMC’s award-winning used bookstores that have become a staple feature of the event.
   2016 Recipient Allen Kronstadt contributes to furthering the mission of FOLMC with his generous contribution to our Rockville bookstore and more than a decade as an exceptional landlord.