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

GSC 2030

GSC 2030 is an attempt by the GSC to do what it does best: take a critical look at the community to evaluate its opportunities and its challenges, and present potential solutions that can point our community forward. GSC 2030 endeavors to identify what lies ahead, and to identify potential solutions that can best position this community to thrive and prosper in 2030 – and beyond.

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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.

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Perdue Henson Junior Achievement Center

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore is an organization that GSC brought to Delmarva in the 1980’s. The Perdue Henson Junior Achievement Center, which opened in the Fall of 2023 in Salisbury, is a culmination of the tremendous work of JAES over the years. This new interactive/immersive facility will be visited by 10,000 students each year, from 8 school districts on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and one from Virginia’s Eastern Shore, to learn more about financial literacy. GSC is proud of its role in helping to secure lead philanthropic and state support for this $7.5 million facility. 

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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.

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Opportunity Project

The Opportunity Project is a collaborative GSC initiative with many of our area’s most significant businesses and organizations: Salisbury University, Wor-Wic Community College, City of Salisbury, Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, TidalHealth, Perdue Farms, Wicomico County Public Schools, and the Wicomico County Education Foundation. The goal is to bring new executive level hires from these significant local employers together two times a year. It’s meant as a way to share with those executives and their new employers all of the opportunities that this area offers.

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Transformational Community Leadership (TCL)

Transformational Community Leadership Series

TCL was launched by GSC in April 2017. TCL is a leadership series that is held every two years, in partnership with Salisbury University. The goal of TCL is to take future Salisbury area leaders and immerse them in the industries, institutions, and entities that are the backbone of our community. TCL meets monthly for 8 consecutive months, and includes field trips and exceptional leadership speakers sharing insights with the TCL cohort each month.

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Offshore Wind

GSC is playing a strong regional role in advancing the Offshore Wind industry, working closely with the two entities who are bringing Offshore Wind energy to Maryland: Orsted and US Wind. We believe 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 and US Wind will bring the largest wind turbines in the world off the coast of Ocean City in the next five years.

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

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