Sears appointed to board of Crofton Civic Association She takes position vacated by Trebelhorn

June 12, 1996|By Tanya Jones | Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF

The Crofton Civic Association board of directors voted Monday to appoint Gayle Colner Sears, a sales manager and 14-year resident of Crofton, to the District 2 seat on the board vacated by Cathy Trebelhorn.

Sears had been one of three contenders for the seat, but one applicant, Daniel Malloy, a two-year resident, bowed out and left the meeting minutes before the board voted around 10 p.m. The other applicant, Thomas Marbury, an insurance broker and 17-year resident, could not attend because of a family medical emergency, said Town Manager Barbara Swann.

The District 2 seat was left without a candidate in last month's elections when the only candidate dropped out after the filing deadline.

The first vote by secret ballot was declared a tie between Sears and Marbury. On a second vote, the five district directors, including Trebelhorn, board President Edwin Dosek, Vice President Richard Trunnell and Secretary Martin Simon, chose Sears. Treasurer Liz Hasken was absent.

In other action, Crofton Police Chief Deborah Bogush introduced two newly hired police officers.

John Woodall, 49, came to Crofton from the security force at Bowie State University and has worked in law enforcement for 17 years. Andrew Powell, 21, is a recent graduate of the Police Academy at Anne Arundel Community College, where he paid for his own training. This is his first job in law enforcement.

The hirings bring the force back to its normal staffing of six officers. One officer resigned in April to join the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Another officer, hired in July and still on probation, was fired in May, Swann said. She would not give a reason.

Pub Date: 6/12/96

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