Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday that he would honor six Fifth District residents as Citizens of the Year. The recognition honors individuals who have made a difference in improving their communities.
– Jack Amrhein and Karen Harms, president and vice president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, for their years of advocacy on behalf of the oldest community organization in northeastern Baltimore County.
– Susan Goodman, a Campus Hills resident who has long volunteered with Turning Pages, which promotes family reading at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
– Carol Newill, a member of the Green Towson Alliance who has led efforts to develop a vision for Radebaugh Neighborhood Park.
– David Riley, president of the Knollwood Association, who this summer chaired a task force that recommended improvements to the Herring Run green space east of Towson High School.
– Gill Thompson, for his work establishing the Helping Hands Food Pantry at Salem United Methodist Church in Kingsville.
“Since 2011, I have recognized men and women who have made an outstanding difference in their community,” Councilman Marks commented. “I would like to thank these individuals for their work in 2017 which is making our district a better place to live.”
Each recipient of this honor will receive a County Council resolution.