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County chamber VP is new member of Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library

Christine Crawford, vice president of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, was recently named to the board for the The Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library.

The foundation provides funding for projects that encourage children and young adults to cultivate enthusiasm for reading and learning -- such as Storyville, My First Library Card and Summer Reading Club – and raises funds for programs or projects that enhance systemwide library goals and objectives.

Crawford joined the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce in July 2005 as director of membership. She was promoted to vice president in July 2008. She is responsible for initiatives designed to enhance and promote membership, the planning of networking events and outreach programs and is the staff facilitator for many community committees and programs.

She represents the chamber at professional, political and community events.

"It is truly an honor to welcome Christine Crawford to the board of the Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library," said Foundation Board President Jeffrey Smith. "I am confident that her enthusiasm, extensive connections and civic-minded spirit will be invaluable assets as our organization continuously broadens its capacity to support the good works of the Baltimore County Public Library."

In addition to her work with the ChamberCrawford is the vice president of the Board of Directors for the Irish Museum of Baltimore and is a Maryland notary public. She is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University in New York, where she earned a bachelor's degree in education.

She spent 16 years in the hospitality industry prior to joining the chamber.

For more information on the Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library, go to www.foundationforbcpl.org.

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