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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | February 23, 2009
All three finalists hoping to become the next Columbia Association president said yesterday that they're prepared for the job after decades of community management experience, and they vowed to operate with transparency and strive for the best possible downtown redevelopment plan. About 100 residents had their first chance at the public forum to see and hear the remaining contenders in a 20-month process that began with more than 500 candidates. But no one in the crowd got to speak to them directly.
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By Rachel Cieri | August 21, 2014
Milton Matthews knows he has a lot to learn. The new Columbia Association president and CEO, who started June 2, has his hands full keeping track of the Inner Arbor Plan and redevelopments downtown. But with nearly three decades of city management experience in Virginia and Missouri, the former marathon runner and jazz lover, 60, may just find the time to enjoy all that Columbia has to offer. Howard Magazine talked with Matthews about where he came from, how he ended up here and what makes him look forward to living here.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | April 27, 2004
Columbia Association President Maggie J. Brown will receive a 3.5 percent raise when her new three-year contract begins May 1 - increasing her annual salary to $152,623. The association's management appraisal committee - which consists of the 10 board members - determined the increase was appropriate, based on a compensation study of all Columbia Association employees, said Wolfger Schneider, who chairs the committee. Announced April 22 The increase was announced April 22. "I'm looking forward to these three years, and I'm sure we will accomplish much during them," Brown said.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | April 29, 2014
The Columbia Association announced April 29 that Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Susan Krabbe will be named interim president on May 1, following the departure of President Phil Nelson. “The CA board appreciates Ms. Krabbe assuming this additional responsibility and is confident of her leadership during this period,” said Andrew Stack, chairman of CA's Board of Directors. “The CA board continues to work diligently to select a new president and hopes to make an announcement in early May.” The news comes with two days left in Nelson's tenure as president, which lasted five years.
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | February 23, 2000
Eighteen months after taking over as Columbia Association president, Deborah O. McCarty's professional and personal ties are still largely in her hometown of Atlanta, raising questions about the extent of her commitment to her $130,000-a-year job. McCarty has no Maryland driver's license and is not registered to vote here. She maintains a residence in Atlanta -- the one she lived in before being hired by the Columbia Association -- and is an "active" member of the Georgia Bar Association.
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By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | November 17, 1999
Columbia Association President Deborah O. McCarty will take an eight-week leave of absence, beginning early next year.McCarty formally requested -- and was granted -- the leave at a closed-door Columbia Council session last week because of her son's medical problems. "We know that wherever possible, or wherever she is, she's only a phone call away," said Joseph Merke, the council chairman. "And we understand and we appreciate the problems and concerns of the family."McCarty, a former Atlanta city councilwoman and recreation and parks director who replaced Padraic M. Kennedy as head of the homeowners group in August 1998, said yesterday that she doesn't expect the leave to be disruptive.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2003
The Columbia Association's board of directors is considering extending association President Maggie J. Brown's contract through 2007. Brown is in the third year of her contract, which expires in February next year. Board member Pearl Atkinson-Stewart said the board's management appraisal committee has come to an agreement on Brown's contract that it will announce at tonight's council meeting. "They're very happy with all of the things she's done so far," said Atkinson-Stewart, who chairs the committee.
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By Tyrone Richardson and Tyrone Richardson,sun reporter | November 19, 2006
The Columbia Association board of directors is being advised against changing its rules to require that all land easements be approved by the board -- a change being pushed by one board member in response to association President Maggie J. Brown's approval of easements for a residential and retail tower on the lakefront in Town Center. However, the association's Performance and Oversight Committee plans to recommend that the board adopt rules allowing the association president the right to grant easements only for utilities.
NEWS
February 22, 2009
The three finalists for the post of Columbia Association president are scheduled to take part in a public forum from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m today at the Stonehouse, the Long Reach community center in Long Reach Village Center. At the event, conducted by the association's board of directors, candidates will answer residents' questions submitted in advance. No questions will be taken at the forum, officials said. The three candidates are vying to replace outgoing President Maggie J. Brown. Association officials say the selection could be made in the coming days, and the new president is expected to assume office May 1. The finalists are: * Rob Goldman, 59, vice president of sports and fitness for the Columbia Association.
NEWS
May 2, 2000
THE VOTER-DRIVEN departure of Columbia Association President Deborah O. McCarty and the installment of a new Columbia Council merge now to pose great challenges. Once again, Columbia gets to start over. It needs new leadership just as it did 20 months ago when Ms. McCarty took charge. More important, it needs a new or revised government structure. Marylanders have watched with bemused concern as Ms. McCarty and the old council tried to find a way toward a more professional and responsive system.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2013
Frank Bond Sr., a retired Maryland Transit Administration bus driver and neighborhood activist who believed in the value of education, died Monday of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. "Frank was a wonderful man who treasured education even though he was not an educated man," said W. Byron Forbush II, who retired in 1998 after 38 years as headmaster of Friends School. "His three children went to Friends as well as two grandchildren," said Mr. Forbush. "He was so devoted and proud that his family was part of that institution.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2013
James Gabriel Thompson, a retired savings and loan association president, died of cerebral vascular disease Jan. 29 at Oak Crest Village. The former Guilford resident was 84. Born in Baltimore and raised in Gwynn Oak, he was the son of Stephen Thompson, a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad chief clerk, and the former Sue Jones, a homemaker. He was a 1945 Loyola High School graduate. After serving in the Coast Guard in Washington, he earned a degree in business at what is now Loyola University Maryland.
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By Luke Broadwater and Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2011
A dispute that began over the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association's handling of Baltimore Grand Prix funds has escalated, with the volunteer neighborhood leaders attempting to oust one another from power, consulting lawyers and accusing each other of libel in widely circulated emails. Only one member of the board - Ryan Hada, the association president - remains after three others were removed by ballot Tuesday night, as an outside parliamentarian guided planned motions through the voting process.
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By Karen Nitkin, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2011
It was 1985, and Gordon Tomaselli had graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of California at San Francisco. He was at a Boston hospital, interviewing for a possible fellowship, when he got the phone call: His mother had gone into cardiac arrest. Within three weeks, Patricia Tomaselli would have a new heart, and her son would have a new career path. Before that moment, Tomaselli said, he had not been entirely set on a career as a cardiologist.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2010
Columbia Association President Phillip Nelson has a new three-year contract to run the homeowners association until May 2014, and the group's board is moving toward releasing detailed salary and bonus information for all of its employees. Nelson, 61, who took over running the planned town's $60 million-a-year operation on May 1, 2009, would get an annual pay raise based on April's Consumer Price Index, up to 3.5 percent. He now earns $203,600, He is also eligible for a bonus of up to 7.5 percent if he meets performance goals.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2010
Upheaval and uncertainty greeted Phillip Lynn Nelson's arrival one year ago as the Columbia Association's new president, but despite disputes over downtown and village center renewal, a new governing board and a raging recession, he's still cool, calm and collected. The big, quiet, 60-year-old Midwesterner with the soft voice and self-deprecating sense of humor has seemingly tamed the famously fractious denizens of Howard County's planned town and is set to begin his second year accompanied by a solid chorus of support.
NEWS
May 2, 1997
THE NEW Columbia Council talked tough. Some self-described reformers promised right after the April 19election to ask probing questions of the association that collects millions of dollars annually to operate parks and recreation in Howard County's planned community of 85,000 people.But at a meeting Wednesday night to discuss improper -- and possibly fraudulent -- purchasing practices, the council must have been too mesmerized by Columbia Association President Padraic M. Kennedy to question the most disturbing problems raised in an article last Sunday by The Sun's Dan Morse.
NEWS
March 21, 1997
A proposal to build two assisted-living residences at Camp Meade and Andover roads, each to house 15 elderly people, will be discussed at 7: 30 p.m. April 9 during the Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association's meeting.Constellation Health Services, a subsidiary of Constellation Real Estate Inc., would be the developer. At the meeting, Constellation officials will present their plans to residents and answer questions.The one-story buildings would each have 11 parking spaces. They would be built on a 2-acre vacant lot near Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle School that is zoned for five homes per acre.
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