Rhodes being inducted into MML Hall of Fame
Griffin re-elected president
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,”