Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

March 21, 2004

Arc meeting guest to speak on reaching independence

Morris Tranen, president of RISE Partners, will be the guest speaker at the Arc of Carroll County membership meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 180 Kriders Church Road, Westminster.

Tranen will speak on reaching independence through self-employment for people with disabilities. His presentation will address how people with disabilities in Carroll County and across the state have become self-employed and how his agency can assist.

RISE Partners, a company contracted by the state, assisted several clients at the Arc of Carroll County in establishing new businesses last year. In addition to helping people with developmental disabilities, RISE also provides continuing support to new entrepreneurs after their business has been established.

The Arc of Carroll County employs 232 people and has been providing services and support to people with developmental disabilities and their families since 1955.

The meeting is open to the public.

Information: 410-848-4124.

Budget director to outline fiscal recommendations

Ted Zaleski, director of the Carroll County Department of Management and Budget, will present an overview of the recommended fiscal year 2005 budget at 10 a.m. Friday in Room 003 of the County Office Building.

The open forum is intended to provide an overview of the recommended budget and explain the factors behind the recommendations to the county commissioners.

Those attending will be able to ask questions. Interested citizens, representatives of agencies receiving county funds, and county employees are invited.

The public hearing for the proposed fiscal year 2005 budget has been rescheduled to 7:30 p.m. May 11 at the Scott Center at Carroll Community College.

Information: 410-386-2082.

16 employees complete CCC Momentum program

Sixteen municipal employees in Carroll Community College's Momentum program have completed the required 100 hours of training for the Certificate of Achievement in Management Training and/or the Certificate of Achievement in Office Administration Training.

The graduates were honored in a ceremony at the college.

Those earning both certificates were Anna Baugher and Wanda M. Hartlaub from Carroll County government.

Carroll County government employees Wanda Brown, Scott Graf, Michael C. Hill, Holly Hutchins, Jeanne S. Joiner, Pamela Lindsay, Jim Mirfin, Joan Hoff Redman, Denise Rickell, Catherine S. Virtz and Joan L. Wanken earned a Certificate of Achievement in Management Training.

Those earning a Certificate of Achievement in Office Administration Training were Stephanie Haines and Jeanne Mills from Carroll County government and Tonya Dowery from the city of Westminster.

The Momentum program is a collaborative effort among the eight county municipalities, the college and county government. Courses are designed to help participants sharpen presentation skills and acquire knowledge to improve job performance, assume new responsibilities and advance careers.

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