Rhodes be­ing in­ducted into MML Hall of Fame

Grif­fin re-elected pres­i­dent

Record Observer - - Front Page - By JACK SHAUM jshaum@kibay­times.com

CHURCH HILL — When the Mary­land Mu­nic­i­pal League holds its an­nual con­ven­tion in Ocean City from June 26 to 29, Church Hill Town Com­mis­sioner Char­lie Rhodes will be in­ducted into the league’s Hall of Fame, which hon­ors cur­rent or for­mer mu­nic­i­pal of­fi­cials who have served in of­fice 20 years or more.

Rhodes was first elected to the town board in June 1995 and has served with­out in­ter­rup­tion since then. He will be among six mu­nic­i­pal of­fi­cials from around the state to be in­ducted into the Hall of Fame on June 28. The oth­ers are of­fi­cials of the towns of Ber­lin, Sec­re­tary, North Beach, Lau­rel and North Brent­wood.

“It’s an honor and a priv­i­lege to serve the cit­i­zens of Church Hill,” Rhodes said at the com­mis­sion­ers’ meet­ing on Mon­day, June 20.

He was raised in Church Hill and fol­lowed his father as a com­mis­sioner. Rhodes is a re­tired cap­tain with the Mary­land Nat­u­ral Re­sources Po­lice and is cur­rently the po­lice chief in Centreville.

BOARD PRES­I­DENT Also at the June 20 meet­ing, Com­mis­sioner Jack Grif­fin was elected to another term as pres­i­dent of the town board. He was nom­i­nated by Rhodes and the mo­tion was sec­onded by Com­mis­sioner Ed Raf­fetto.

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix Rhodes said with a chuckle.

The com­mis­sion­ers choose their pres­i­dent for the com­ing year each spring fol­low­ing the town elec­tion. This year, be­cause Rhodes was the only candidate, the elec­tion was can­celed and he be­gan a new three­year term ear­lier in June.

Grif­fin, known as “Mr. Jack,” has been a town com­mis­sioner since 1985 and has been the board’s pres­i­dent “at least 20 years,” he said. He is a life­long res­i­dent of Church Hill, a re­tired painter, and a vet­eran of the Korean War. it,”



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