Announcing the 44th Annual Maryland Correctional Administrators Association Conference

June 2nd – 4th, 2019

“Corrections = Change!”

Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel


April 1, 2019 – Employee of the Year Information DUE

May 4, 2019 – Hotel reservations received after this date will be on space and rates available at the time of booking.

June 1, 2019 – Golf Tournament

Registration and Tickets are Discounted if Purchased by May 15, 2019

This year marks the 44th year since the Maryland Correctional Administrators Association was founded.  As a private non-profit organization, the Association has grown in prestige and influence in furthering the professionalism and interest of Corrections throughout the State of Maryland.

The MCAA Annual Conference brings public safety professionals, from various disciplines, together to network and learn about issues that play a significant role in the criminal justice field.  In addition to the training provided, during an awards banquet, MCAA honors correctional officers and civilian employees that exhibited outstanding and dedicated performance.  Conference information, registration and agenda are below. The conference site will be at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in Ocean City Maryland.  

Listed below are the types of registrations available to agencies and program participants/attendees.

MCAA Sponsored Grant

MCAA sponsors the Employee of the Year through grant awards for 23 local Detention Centers (1 grant per County); and 3 State Corrections named by the DPSCS Deputy Secretary.  The MCAA sponsored grant includes a two-night stay at the Clarion Hotel (Sunday and Monday) with Employee of the Year being responsible for making reservations for additional nights; full conference registration to include the employee’s one guest ticket for the Awards Banquet (Sunday night) and the Feast Buffet (Monday night); and the award to be presented at the Awards Banquet.  MCAA will take care of all hotel reservations for the employee(s) submitted by an agency for the MCAA Sponsored Grant award(s).  Additional tickets to the Awards Banquet or Feast Buffet are available for both adults and children will be available to purchase by the employee or agency during the electronic registration process.  Registration or tickets purchased after May 15th will be at an increased rate per ticket. 

Agency Sponsored Award

Any facility may submit more than one “Employee of the Year”, but will be responsible for the cost of registration, any additional tickets approved by the agency, away and hotel stay (agency to make reservation).

Required for MCAA and Agency Sponsored Award

ALL registrations for MCAA or Agency sponsored awards must be submitted to Melinda Grenier via email at no later than April 1, 2019.  

Any MCAA or Agency sponsored awards must submit the following:

  1. A narrative in PDF format on agency letterhead and signed by the Warden or Administrator – limited to one page.  NOTE:  The letter you submit will be placed in the program as it is received. 
  2. A photograph of the employee in jpeg format which will be the featured reproduced photo in the program and used in a slide show. 
  3. Hotel information (room type), arrival and departure date, number of adults and children in party and any special requests,

General Attendee/Participant

General Conference participant/attendee registration and payment.

Golf Tournament Information

For Golf Tournament information and registration.  

Hotel Reservations

Hotel accommodations are the responsibility of each general attendee/participant or agency sponsored awardee.  To secure your accommodations, you must contact the Clarion  directly.   A limited number of rooms will be available on Saturday night at the conference rate, so book your rooms early .  For further information and to make reservations, please call the Clarion Resort Reservations Department at 800-638-2100.  Make sure to mention the MCAA Conference when calling to receive discounted room rates for program participants/attendees.  If you prefer, you may choose to submit a Clarion Hotel Reservation Form directly to the hotel by May 5th to ensure your accommodations instead of calling.  Click here to obtain hotel reservation information and form.

Hotel room rates are per room, per night and based on single or double occupancy.  There is a $15.00 per night charge for each additional adult per room.  Children under 17 and under stay free in their parents room using existing bedding .  Condominium Suite rates do not include daily maid service.  All rooms are non-smoking.  Room types are based upon availability and subject to 10.5% tax.

Queen/Queen $170; Executive King $190; Studio King $200; Poolside Cabana $220; 1 Bedroom Condo Suite $200; 2 Bedroom Condo Suite $260; and 3 Bedroom Condo Suite $320.

Check In is at 4 PM and Check Out is at 11 AM.  There are no refunds for early departure and 72 hours are required for cancellation or change.


Employee/Officer of the Year:  Contact Melinda Grenier at 301-600-3987 or by email at 

Payments via Check and Registration Information:  Contact Laura DeNeale at 301-475-4200 ext. *2215 or by email at OR Lt. Saraha J. Norris at 301-475-4200 ext. *2262 or by email at OR Glenda Thompson at 301-475-4200 ext. *2250 or by email at .

Golf Tournament:  Contact Major TD Reece at 410-535-4300 ext. 8902 or by email at



Saturday, June 1

8:30 am                                                MCAA  Golf Tournament

                                                                  Registration begins 7:30 am; Shotgun Tee-Off at 8:30 am

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm                     Hospitality Suite Opens – Room 317

Sunday, June 2

10:00 am – 4:00 pm                       Vendor Registration and Set-Up/Conference Center Lobby

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm                       Participant Registration/Conference Center Lobby

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm                          Employee of Year / New Participant Orientation – Room 317

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm                         Reception in Vendor Area

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm                          Employee/Officer of the Year Photos with Wardens/Directors outside                                                                      Main Banquet Hall

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm                         MCAA Annual Awards Banquet (Admission Ticket Required)

                                                                   Installation of New Officers

                                                                  Recognition of Employees of the Year                                                                    

                                                                  President’s Awards

                                                                  DeWitt Award Presentation                                                                  

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm                     President’s Reception & Dessert – Vendor Area

Monday, June 3

8:30 am – 9:00 am                        Continental Breakfast – Conference Attendee 

9:00 am – 10:00 pm                    Workshop TBD

10:00 am –  1:00 pm                     Vendor Hall Open

11:00 am – 12:30 pm                    Vendor Door Prizes will be given away approximately every 15                                                                                      minutes based on number of door prizes provided.  You must be                                                                                    a conference attendee and present to win.

11:30 am –  1:00 pm                     Light Lunch for Conference/Vendor Attendees – Vendor Area

1:00 pm                                                Vendor Area Closed/Breakdown

1:00 pm –  3:00 pm                        Workshop  TBD

3:00 pm –   4:30 pm                        MCAA Executive Board Meeting – Room 317

5:30 pm –  7:30 pm                        Seafood Buffet – Banquet Hall (Admission Ticket Required)

7:00 pm –  11:00 pm                     Hospitality Suite Open – Room 317

Tuesday,  June 4

8:30 am – 9:00 am                           Continental Breakfast and Networking – Conference Attendee 

9:00 am – 11:00 am                      Workshop  TBD

11:00 am – 11:30 am                    MCAA Conference Prize Giveaways – Meeting Room

                                                                   Must be MCAA Member or Employee of the Year and Present to Win

11:30 am                                               End of Conference