Serving Maryland’s Eastern Shore and the Delmarva Peninsula

Greater Salisbury Committee -Serving as a catalyst to make our communites Better and Stronger

Serving as a Catalyst Since 1967 to Make the Salisbury Area Better and Stronger

Welcome to The Greater Salisbury Committee

The mission of the Greater Salisbury Committee is to serve as a catalyst to improve the community. Since 1967, GSC has been actively seeking sustainable solutions to the challenges that face the Greater Salisbury area. We exist at the intersection where community, people, ideas, and resources come together.


Current Initiatives

A Conversation With….

GSC has held open forums called “A Conversation With..” for prominent individuals such as Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot and our Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen.  They were so widely received that our next Conversation With will be the Perdue Family as they celebrate their 100th anniversary.  Look for details in 2020.


Wallops Flight Facility

GSC has been deeply involved with Wallops for many years.  As a member of WIRA (Wallops Island Regional Alliance) we are working on bringing important state leaders to Wallops to discuss regionalization. We are currently working with Governor Hogan’s office and Delaware Senator Chris Coons.  We are also working to help develop a day care center in the Wallops are for Navy families.


JA Center of Delmarva

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore is currently fund raising the $3 to $5 million needed to create a JA Finance Park here on Delmarva.  A feasibility study recently prepared by BEACON at Salisbury University found that a JA Finance Park could service over 10,000 students from the area each year. 



Home for a Hero

This idea born by GSC Member Brandon Brittingham and support of GSC, and GSC Member and founder of Operation We Care Jeff Merritt and other community leaders a home is now under construction in Sharptown, MD for a veteran.


Opportunity Project

The Salisbury area is fortunate to have 2 major universities in our area. This project is an effort to retain some of the graduating students to stay and work in the Salisbury area. GSC is working with the Honors Program at Salisbury University to show students what is available in our community.



Transformational Community Leadership Series – TCL

Transformational Community Leadership Series

TCL was launched by GSC in April, 2017.  TCL is a leadership series developed in collaboration with Salisbury University’s Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning.  The goal of TCL is to take future leaders and “drill them down” – if you will – on the industries, institutions, and entities that are the backbone of our community.


Offshore Wind

GSC is working closely with private entrepreneurs like Katarina Ennerfelt of Toroid and Matt Drew of Orsted. We believe that our region can be a key player in the Operations and Maintenance supply chain that will be needed over the next 20 years as Offshore Wind comes to the area. Orsted will bring the largest wind turbines in the world off the coast of Ocean City in the next five years.


Greater Salisbury Committee -Serving as a catalyst to make our communites Better and Stronger

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