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Listed below are the 2022-2023 Greater Annapolis Design District (GADD) Board of Directors and Committee Chairs.
Robert McKellar, ADU-Your Appliance Source

Vice President - OPEN

Mike Ahearn, Sandy Spring Bank

Past President
Lisa Tullai, Annapolis Interiors
AACC Rep/Student Rep
Janet Haddock, AACC-NKBA

Business Member-at-Large
Margaret Blunt, Sew Beautiful

Communications Chair
Lisa Tullai, Annapolis Interiors

Community Liaison
Rita Siprak-Weill, Minuteman Press

Events Chair
Katherine Dashiell, Reico Kitchen and Bath

Marketing Chair

Membership Chair
Steward Leadership Needed
We are in need of a Vice President. The Vice President functions as council to the president; assumes responsibilities as needed in the President's absence; assists with carrying out specific duties delegated by the President; and acts as the contact point and advisor for sub committees. The Vice President will move into the role of President after one year.

To volunteer for this important position, please email

Fichtner Home Exteriors
Business Member

USA Cabinet Store
Business Member
Industry Partner Sponsorship Opportunities Available - Please Consider Being a Sponsor
Companies that provide a product or service to the design and building industry can show their support and contribute to the success of the Greater Annapolis Design District (GADD) by participating in a Sponsorship opportunity. 

There’s no better way to increase your brand recognition and gain direct contact and visibility opportunities with local design professionals than becoming an Industry Partner Sponsor.

Industry Partner Sponsorships help to supplement the GADD’s marketing, educational, legislative, and student support budgets.
Click the button below to learn more or email
Date: August 18
Time: 8:00am
Cost: Free

GADD Members and guests are invited to join us for this important (Virtual) Semi-Annual Meeting! Board Members will be reviewing plans for 2022-2023, sharing ideas on how to best utilize your Membership, as well as allowing time for Q&A's and networking. Please RSVP to Video call link will be sent via email after registration.

Date: October 6
Location: South River Golf Club, 3451 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater,
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Cost: Early Bird $95 per person by August 31st | $115 after August 31st

Save the Date! The GADD is celebrating 15 years this year.  We’d like to share this celebration with our Members.  If your business hit a milestone anniversary between January 2020 and December 2022, please email with your anniversary information.
NOTE: We are in need of sponsors for this special event! Please email if you are interested in being a sponsor.

Date: November 3
Location: TBD
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Cost: Free

Save the date! GADD Members and guests are invited to join us for our annual Membership Drive. Further details to come.

Hosting (or cohosting) an event is a great way to promote your company's brand, services, or products. If you are interested in holding an Open House, Seminar, Product Learning Event or CEU at your business location/showroom or cohosting an event with another Design District Member, please go to or contact us at
We're Interested!
The Greater Annapolis Design District (GADD) Board of Directors is interested in hearing from our Members. 

Please take a moment to take our survey. The answers you provide will help us plan for the remainder of 2022 and into 2023.
Photo Highlights
Enjoy these photos taken at the In Home Stone Summer Kickoff Party on June 23. A special thank you our sponsors: In Home Stone, Bayview Builders, Apter Remodeling, Lynbrook of Annapolis, Creative Spaces Remodeling, and United Bank.
AACC Clauson Center Tour
On Tuesday, July 19, Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) hosted the Greater Annapolis Design District (GADD) for a tour of the Clauson Center for Innovation and Skilled Trades.

The Clauson Center was made possible strictly through donations and contributes to the AACC workforce development efforts. The Clauson Center also provides solutions to address the growing need for skilled trade workers in our community and help people establish rewarding careers in the skilled trades.

The 12,000 square foot center on the AACC campus was consciously designed to easily expand to accommodate future programs for adapting to job market demands. Currently, the center offers six inaugural programs in electrical, forklift operator, HVAC, plumbing, welding, carpentry, and low voltage telecommunications.

The purpose of AACC’s workforce development program(s) is to help support the needs of the local economy and businesses while helping people start successful careers.

The opportunity to tour the Clauson Center continues to strengthen the relationship between AACC and the Greater Annapolis Design District (GADD). The Greater Annapolis Design District (GADD) is working to develop future scholarships for AACC students in the skilled trades and architecture departments.
The GADD received editorial inclusion in the Towne Spotlight section of the August edition of What's Up? Annapolis. The Towne Spotlight section features local community and business news.
Check out the print coverage promoting Business Member Lynbrook of Annapolis in the latest edition of Annapolis Home Magazine.

This ad also features a full page listing of all GADD Members. For a full list of our Members and services, click HERE.
The Top Bathroom Trends to Keep on Your Radar in 2022
Your bathroom is meant to be a retreat, regardless of its size. For instance, you can lean into the charm of a small bathroom by outfitting it with bold wallpaper, or you can fill a spacious bathroom layout with a calming white color palette paired with wood accents, like a teak stool, and a fluffy bathmat for spa-like vibes. Weave in stylish accents like low-maintenance plants, vibrant window treatments and plush towels, and you have a picture-perfect space that offers the serenity you need to start and end your day.

To get you inspired to refresh your space in the new year, Good Housekeeping asked interior design pros to share the bathroom trends that are worth keeping on your radar in 2022.