Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

2022 Mountain Maryland PACE - New Date Announced

Last Updated on Jan 5, 2022 at 6:22pm | Garrett County Economic Development

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeremy Irons, 301-707-7856

2022 Mountain Maryland PACE - New Date Announced
CUMBERLAND, MD - The 45th annual Mountain Maryland PACE Legislative Reception and Breakfast scheduled for January 21-22, 2022 in Annapolis, Maryland is being postponed to March 3-4, 2022 due to the surge in COVID-19 cases statewide.

The Mountain Maryland PACE Committee had been planning the event since COVID-19 forced its cancellation in 2021. As COVID cases began to increase around the holidays, the committee had been carefully evaluating its ability to safely host the annual event that attracts legislators as well as state and federal funding partners. “With Governor Hogan’s State of Emergency declaration yesterday and various restrictions being put in place to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it became clear that the committee could not proceed with the event in January as planned,” says PACE Co-Chair, Jeremy Irons.

Working with the host hotel, the Committee was fortunate to quickly secure another date for PACE. “March marks the mid-point of the legislative session when important funding decisions are being made. This coupled with the Gubernatorial election this November makes it an ideal time to promote Allegany and Garrett Counties by highlighting our assets and talking about our needs,” says PACE Co-Chair, Shawn Bender.

Tickets purchased for the January event will carry forward to March 3-4, 2022. Hotel reservations made using the PACE group booking code will be automatically canceled, and will need rebooked for the March dates. Additional information, including a new hotel booking link and instructions to request a refund, will be provided to ticket holders and sponsors via email in the coming days. Additional information will be shared on the official PACE website and Facebook page Emails can be sent to


About Mountain Maryland PACE

Since 1977, the Mountain Maryland PACE Legislative Reception and Breakfast has served as an important tool in making Maryland’s political leadership and state and federal funders aware of the needs and the specific requests of Allegany and Garrett Counties.

The Mountain Maryland PACE Reception and Breakfast are sponsored by the Cumberland/Allegany County Industrial Foundation and the Garrett County Development Corporation. Co-chairs for the event are Jeremy Irons with The Belt Group of Companies and Shawn Bender with Beitzel Corporation.

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