Nadine Maeser
Public Information Officer

Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer


May 9, 2019

Government Relations and Public Affairs
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Media Advisory:
Howard County District Court celebrates drug court graduation during National Drug Court Month
Award-winning chef Ashish Alfred to serve as keynote speaker

On May 15, during National Drug Court Month, five graduates will celebrate their unique paths to sobriety.

This month’s ceremony will mark the program’s 29th biannual graduation ceremony since the program began in 2004. More than 270 individuals have graduated from Howard County’s program, which combines judicial oversight with intensive treatment and supervision.

Chef Ashish Alfred, Bethesda-native and award-winning chef and restaurateur, will share the story of his battle with addiction and sobriety as the event’s keynote speaker. Alfred has appeared on the Food Network and recently shared his story on the NBC “Today” show.

WHO: Howard County District Judge Ricardo D. Zwaig, presiding
Chef Ashish Alfred, Duck Duck Goose restaurant, keynote speaker

WHAT: Howard County District Court Adult Drug and DUI Court Graduation

WHEN: Wednesday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Courtroom No. 5, Howard County District Court, 3451 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043