Prince George’s County Planning Board member Manuel R. Geraldo will be honored with a Civic Leadership Award October 18 by The Community Foundation.
The Civic Leadership Awards were established in 2006 by The Community Foundation in Prince George’s County to recognize, honor, and promote outstanding community leadership in Prince George’s County.
The award recognizes individuals and organizations who too often are unrecognized for their important contributions—unsung heroes who have quietly, tirelessly, and unselfishly demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to improving and enhancing the quality of life in our community.
What the organization says:
Manuel R. Geraldo is an accomplished legal professional and principal in the law firm of Robinson & Geraldo. Prior to private practice, Manny’s professional positions have included an array of legislative and litigation activities in government and private sectors. He was appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to the Maryland Board of Airport Zoning Appeals in 2010 and as Chair of the Board in 2012. He also previously served as a Commissioner on the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, including a term as Chair of the Commission. He currently serves on the Prince George’s County Planning Board. A long-time, committed community activist and volunteer, Manny is a Director for the Portuguese American Leadership Council, Director and Vice President of the Pro Bono Resource Center, Board Member of the YMCA, and a member of the Maryland Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Pro Bono Service. Additionally, he is a member of the Community Foundation in Prince George’s County Advisory Board where he has been a long-time committed member of the Sharing Prince George’s grantmaking committee. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law, and a Master’s degree in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University. A resident of Fort Washington, Maryland, he is married, has three children and is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.