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The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts is searching for an Honorary Grand Marshal. In an effort to highlight the impactful and sometimes unmentioned leaders of Baltimore City, we will host an individual that reflects Dr. King’s legacy in their work, life, and community. Through a nomination and voting process, this individual will be selected by a committee chosen by BOPA. 

CRITERIA: 

  • Must live in Maryland
  • Reflects Dr. King’s legacy in their work, life, and community 
  • Made a significant contribution to someone or a Baltimore City community through their activism, the arts, community work, or other influence 
  • This person may not be self nominated, but by the community in which their work influences 

NOMINATIONS: Individuals will be nominated by the public and chosen by a committee. All Baltimore City residents are eligible, but we are looking in particular for an individual who has made a significant contribution to someone or a Baltimore City community through their activism, the arts, community work or other influence. Nominations opens Tuesday June 16, 2020 and closes on Friday, November 6, 2020.

FINALIST: The Top five eligible individuals with the most nominations will move forward to the final vote by a committee chosen by BOPA. The HGM will be announced  in October. 

KEY DATES: 

June 16, 2020                                    Nominations Open 

November 6, 2020                            Nominations Close 

November 9-13, 2020                        Finalists Chosen 

November 30-December 4, 2020    HGM Announced 

For more information about the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade’s Honorary Grand Marshal, please contact: 

Felecia Woodard 

Special Events Department 

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts 

(410)752-8632

fwoodard@promotionandarts.org 

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