June 14, 2024
Annapolis, US 77 F

Schuh appoints Sandy Smolnicky as Grants Officer

Sandy Smolnicky
Sandy Smolnicky

Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh has announced the appointment Sandy Smolnicky as the county’s Grants Officer.

“We need to ensure Anne Arundel County is taking advantage of every funding opportunity available from the state and federal government,” said Schuh. “As we continue to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic, I am confident that Sandy will bring the expertise needed to ensure our county will maximize its grant prospects.”

As Grants Officer, Ms. Smolnicky will coordinate and compile all grants for all county departments, research and solicit grants, as well as allocate and track grants across county government. She will also monitor budget expenditures for compliance with Federal, State and local laws and County grant management guidelines.

“There is no time to waste.  Even though our county in in the forefront of many stellar collaborations, additional resources are required for treatment, recovery and prevention,” said Smolnicky. “I know county residents grieve and struggle with the rippling devastation of the heroin and opioid epidemic.  I am eager to make this contribution to stem the tide of this disease which is robbing our communities from health, life and hope.”

Ms. Smolnicky has 26 years of grants management and grant writing experience. She has served Anne Arundel County Department of Health as an Environmental Strategies Prevention Specialist since 2010.  She provided technical support to communities and the substance abuse prevention coalitions in Anne Arundel County and served on the panel of Not My Child.

Smolnicky has a Masters of Arts in Education from Union Theological Seminary in New York, a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from SUNY College at Purchase and holds a Paralegal Certificate.

She founded her own, Minority Certified human services consulting company, Dockside Solutions, in 1989 and consulted with groups of all sizes and legal structures in child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health and program development.  Smolnicky has two family members with serious active substance use disorders and works daily to manage their recovery.

Ms. Smolnicky’s appointment was effective August 10th.

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