Commissioners to meet in Sykesville

The Baltimore Sun

The county commissioners will hold a community meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Sykesville Town Hall, 7547 Main St.

Residents are encouraged to attend and speak to the commissioners about issues and topics of concern.

Information: 410-386-2043.

BERC fair to feature manufacturing jobs

The Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center will hold a manufacturing job fair from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the BERC offices, 224 N. Center St., Westminster.

BERC is seeking manufacturing employers to present their company's job openings. There is no charge for business representatives to attend, but space is limited. Information: 410-386-2820 or e-mail

Directors sought for workforce board

The county commissioners are seeking business leaders to represent Carroll County on the Mid-Maryland Workforce Investment Board.

The commissioners appoint directors to a two-year term. The investment board provides policy guidance and oversight of the One-Stop Workforce Development System in conjunction with local elected officials and service providers to make the system responsive and effective.

Quarterly meetings are held in Westminster or Columbia. Members also are asked to serve on subcommittees, such as Strategic Planning, Youth Council and Board Development, or specific work groups.

Information: Denise Beaver 410-386-2070.

Human services nominations sought

The Community Services Council is accepting nominations for the 2007 Sylvia V. Canon Humanitarian Award, given annually to an individual initiating and/or sustaining outstanding quality of human services in Carroll County.

Nominees must be paid employees or retired employees from a human service organization (government, nonprofit or for-profit) providing services in Carroll County. They must also demonstrate creativity, innovation and commitment that positively impact individuals or the larger community.

Nomination forms are available from all public library branches or from Audrey Cimino at 410-876-5505. Deadline for nominations is Friday.

Historic homes tour slated for Oct. 20

The Carroll County Historic Preservation Commission will sponsor a historic homes tour, "From Westminster to Manchester," on Oct. 20, featuring four restored private homes built in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Personal tours by the owners will showcase the local architectural history of Millers, Lineboro and Manchester.

The tour will start at 9 a.m. at the County Office Building on North Center Street and return at 3 p.m. Tickets are $45 and include a boxed lunch and a $25 tax-deductible donation to the commission's endowment fund.

Tickets must be purchased by Friday at 410-386-2094.

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