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P.O. Box 3683, Crofton MD 21114  

An Association of Community Associations

Incorporated: October 15th 1990


Anne Arundel waterways saw increases and decreases in bay-wide vegetation survey

Updated: 25 June 2017



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Coming Soon

11 July 2017
There will be NO regular GCC meeting in July.

National NIght Out LOGO
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 1
Crofton Library Parking Area
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Block Party Style Events including: Fire Engines, Police Vehicles, K-9 demos, and
Much More.

Future Events:

11 July
There will be no GCC meeting in July

1 August 2017
National Night Out Against Crime

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When: Second Tuesday Monthly at 7:00 PM
Where: Village Commons Community Center
located in The Village AT Waugh Chapel
1326 Main Chapel Way, Gambrills, MD 21054.

GCC Meeting Cancellation Policy

If the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County cancels school activities due to inclement weather, then the Greater Crofton Council's meeting will also be canceled.

Please do not park in front of stores along
Main Chapel Way.

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GCC OFFICERS and Committee Chairs 2016

 Dan Scholfield
 Contact president

 Torrey Jacobsen
 Contact vice president

 Bess Sharland
 Contact secretary

  Ben La Pointe
 Contact treasurer

Election Committee
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Security & Safety Chair:
 Contact Security & Safety Chair

Transportation Chair:
 Contact Transportation Chair

Education Chair:
 Tom Frank
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Environment Chair:
 Diana Reynolds
 Contact Environment Chair

Jean-Alex Sharland
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GCC Documents

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Community Links

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GCC Links

Geographic Information Systems County Web
Growth Action Network
Crofton First
Focus On Crofton
Helping You Find The Best Colleges Suburban Scene
Alliance for Sustainable Communities
Crofton Village Garden Club
West Rhode Riverkeeper link
    Community & Environment Defense Services
CEPA Online
    Chesapeake Environmental Protection Association
   Purchase trees for your community
Recycle More
Village Commons Community Center link
     at The Village at Waugh Chapel

About Us

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County Links

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Recent Events
Some notes from the Webmaster

13 June 2017 GCC Meeting

The Greater Crofton Council met to plan the2017 National Night Out Against Crime. Present were Dan Scholfield, Ben LaPointe, Bess and Jean Sharland and Mike Sweeney. Vice President Torrey Jacobsen was working. Those present were very pleased to welcome Ben, who had not been able to attend several meetings.

9 May 2017 GCC Meeting

Martin Simmon, Councilman Andrew Pruski, Bess Sharland
In the absence of President Dan Scholfield and Vice President Torrey Jacobsen, Secretary Bess Sharland called the meeting to order. Bess then introduced the evening's speaker, Councilman Andrew Pruski.

Council Pruski noted that the recently passed County Budget had increased the funding for the schools, fire department, and health care. He felt that the police department and some others had needed more money, as well as more for health care.

The county's Budget will include fifty-eight million dollars for Crofton High School, which will open in 2020 or 2021. Odenton, Davidsonville and Crofton schools will be re-districted at about the same time, if not before. Each of these schools will appoint a representative to the re-districting committee. Possibly, Millersville Elementary School students will be sent to Arundel Junior and Senior High Schools. Other elementary schools feeding in to both Arundel and South River High Schools will shift their attendance areas. The Councilman urged that citizens attend hearings to be held to obtain citizen opinions when the new boundaries are being set. He added he had "no idea how this will turn out". The possibility of building a "Russett High School" has been mentioned.

The Councilman favors more investment in the Laurel area, bringing the area more than the race track. Some of the area still needs water and sewer services. (Mr. Pruski regrets that the Laurel area has been known for prostitution at its hotels for years.)

He commented on the local landfills' status. The Cunningham-Tolson landfill had its permit approved, and rubble is being dumped there, with some trucks coming from New York and New Jersey. The Halle landfill in Odenton needs access to operate, which requires some added property. Mr Pruski thought that the neighbors "will never give access".

Turning to traffic on Route 3 (and other roads), the councilman suggested a "transport forum" in which traffic and related issues could be "made an issue". He mentioned that although Route 3 is controlled by the State, local Delegates "do nothing" to improve its conditions.


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GCC Partnerships

The GCC has cooperated in the following:

The GCC was the main organizer of
Crofton Night Out - 2 August 2016
National Night Out Logo 2016
Crofton Night Out 2016 Photos

The GCC was the main organizer of
Crofton Night Out - 5 August 2015
Night Out 2015
Crofton Night Out 2015 Photos

The GCC was honored for helping fund the "TEEN Space" at the Crofton Community Library. Teen Space
Grand Opening Celebration Photos

Crofton Night Out - 5 August 2014
Night Out
Crofton Night Out 2014 Photos

Linthicum Walks President Katie Dentler and GCC Vice President Torrey Jacobsen

The Greater Crofton Council (GCC) recently donated $10,000 to assist with the preservation, protection and promotion of the Historic Linthicum Walks farmhouse and grounds, located next to the Crofton Middle School. Pictured are Linthicum Walks President Katie Dentler and GCC Vice President Torrey Jacobsen. Linthicum Walks dates to the mid-1700's and consists of a frame farmhouse built on a stone foundation, embodying the distinctive Tidewater architectural characteristics of early Maryland. The grounds also contain a family cemetery. The Friends of Linthicum Walks at Crofton will hold a General Membership meeting at the farmhouse later this Spring. Linthicum Walks is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the Maryland Historic Trust.

Neuman Visits With Greater Crofton Council CroftonPatch
Historic Crofton House Lands $10,000 Donation

Night Out 2013

list of nonprofits
Night Out Against Crime 2012

More on GCC Partnerships

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