Educating the community to resolve conflicts peacefully through legal, financial and emotional support

Collaborative Council Receives Grant

“The Collaborative Council of Western Maryland, Inc., founded in 2011, is pleased to announce that on July 31, 2012, it was awarded a five hundred dollar grant from the Washington County Gaming Commission. The funds will be put towards development and publication of the Council’s new website, which features educational materials about Collaborative Practice’s approach to peaceful dispute resolution.

The Council’s membership represents Western Maryland and the panhandle of West Virginia, and is now in the planning stages of further public outreach campaigns and sponsorship of collaborative training for area professionals. Ron Sulchek, CPA, Council president, stated that he was thankful to the Gaming Commission for helping to kick-start the effort to educate the community about this contemporary model that helps resolve disputes peacefully without resort to litigation.

The Washington County Gaming Commission is a volunteer seven member board appointed by the County Delegation and County Commissioners. Established by the State Legislature in 1995, the Commission is responsible to ensure the revenue produced by Tip Jars played in the County’s clubs, taverns, liquor stores, and restaurants is equitably distributed between the County Fire and Rescue Association and local charities.”