Former state Sen. James Clark Jr. is to receive a lifetime achievement award at Preservation Howard County's 2005 Preservationist of the Year awards ceremonies, to be held from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today at the Commodore Joshua Barney House in Savage.
He will be honored for his contributions to historic preservation, including his support of the Howard County Conservancy and its headquarters, Mount Pleasant Farm, and the Antique Farm Machinery Club.
Torch Run honor for Lt. Newnan
Lt. John Newnan, a 20-year veteran of the Howard County Police Department, was recently inducted into the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Richard LaMunyon Hall of Fame, recognizing his longtime volunteer service to the International Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in Maryland.
Newnan has been a leader for two decades in the international fundraising and awareness campaign for people with developmental disabilities; he is entering his fifth year as volunteer Torch Run director in Maryland.
The honor was given to only three law enforcement officers from around the world on the final night of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run conference held Oct. 27-29 in Minneapolis. Newnan received a standing ovation.
Manekin announces new appointments
Ted Martin has been appointed superintendent of McGaw Plaza, a 5.5-acre restaurant park being developed in Columbia by Manekin Construction LLC. He lives in Ellicott City.
Jake Hockman has been named assistant project manager on defense and biotech projects in Howard and Frederick counties for Manekin Construction LLC. The University of Delaware graduate lives in Columbia.