From: Ellsworth G. Acker
I am against the shifting of the Department of Natural Resources Protection to the Department of General Services and demoting the head of the department, James Slater.
We have a knowledgeable director (James Slater), and he and his personnel have a better chance of managing the environmental concerns of the county effi
ciently by directly reporting to the commissioners.
THANKS TO VOLUNTEER
From: Stacey Spalt
American Heart Association
Just recently, you published a letter regarding the American Heart Association's schoolsite kits.
In it, I mentioned and thanked our volunteers for their time and effort and congratulated them on the most successful year for the Carroll County school kits.
However, I made a grave oversight when I forgot to mention one of ourkey volunteers who helps with these programs.
Tom Bowen of Sykesville has been a member of the South Carroll Branch Schoolsite Committee since its inception some two years ago.
He has been one of the AHA's most valued volunteers.
I wish to sincerely apologize for not including him in my last letter.
He is truly a wonderful volunteer and the association is glad to have him on board.
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