THERE'S A LOT of work ahead for the new Crofton Civic Association (CCA) board of directors, and president-elect Richard Trunnell is kicking it off with a retreat for board members.
Trunnell has worked with all the new board members before and believes they will be able to accomplish much together.
One of his main goals is to oversee a less contentious board than has operated in recent years. With that in mind, he has arranged the retreat - a camping trip at a state park financed by the members personally, not through CCA funds - to foster teamwork.
A veteran of community activism, Trunnell became interested in the town's government shortly after moving to Crofton in 1991.
His neighborhood, Crofton Woods, was a new subdivision within the CCA, and Trunnell said he wanted to help integrate his area into tax district activities, such as policing, maintenance and community events.
In 1994, he was elected to the CCA board, representing District 5. In 1996, he became vice president of the board. Last year, he was appointed to serve once again as District 5 representative, completing the term of Patty McClain, who moved out of state.
Trunnell is excited about the next two years. He hopes the new board will encourage strong support of the neighborhood covenants and work closely with other local community organizations, such as the Greater Crofton Council.
At home, Trunnell and his wife, Joanna, are the busy parents of 5-year-old Elsabeth and 2-year-old Thomas. An attorney, Trunnell left a large regional law firm several years ago so that he could establish a smaller practice near home and family.
The circus is coming
Now is the time to get your tickets: Kelly-Miller Circus is coming to town.
Sponsored by the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce, the circus will present two shows June 6 at Crofton Woods Elementary School - at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
General admission tickets are $5 for children and $7 for adults, available at a number of area businesses, including Citizens National Bank, Allstate Insurance, Belair Engineering, Long and Foster, Economy Glass, O'Conor Piper and Flynn, or at the offices of the Greater Crofton Chamber.
Church flea market
Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church will sponsor a flea market and baked goods sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The annual event raises money for mission projects sponsored by the Board of Deacons and the Presbyterian Women.
Prince of Peace is at 1657 Crofton Parkway, off Route 3 at Crofton's Main Gate.