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10 things you didn’t know about Ellicott City Partnership's Maureen Sweeney Smith

10 things you didn’t know about Ellicott City Partnership's Maureen Sweeney Smith

Maureen Sweeney Smith, 62, joined Ellicott City Partnership in February 2016 — just five months before a flash food ravaged Main Street. The nonprofit’s mission is “to create an atmosphere that brings people into town,” she says. A native of Relay, she resides in Catonsville with her husband, Rick.

Sweeney Smith recently shared some of her interests with us, including taking care of her “grandbaby,” reading nonfiction and protecting the environment.

1. Her passion is building biking-hiking trails.

Sweeney Smith co-founded the Catonsville Rails to Trails nonprofit in 1999 to create pathways along abandoned rail and trolley lines. She can often be found...

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