Clen­daniel hon­ored by Den­ton

Times-Record - - Front Page - By DUSTIN HOLT dholt@ches­pub.com Fol­low Caroline/ Dorch­ester Edi­tor Dustin Holt on Twit­ter @Dustin_S­tarDem.

DEN­TON — The Town of Den­ton hon­ored re­tir­ing town coun­cilmem­ber Robert Clen­daniel at its De­cem­ber meet­ing.

Clen­daniel is a third-gen­er­a­tion Den­to­nian and has lived in the town all but four years of his life. He has served on the coun­cil since 2006, which in­cluded a time as mayor. The De­cem­ber meet­ing was his last on the coun­cil.

DEN­TON — The Town of Den­ton hon­ored re­tir­ing town coun­cilmem­ber Robert Clen­daniel at its De­cem­ber meet­ing.

Clen­daniel is a third-gen­er­a­tion Den­to­nian and has lived in the town all but four years of his life. He has served on the coun­cil since 2006, which in­cluded a time as mayor. The De­cem­ber meet­ing was his last on the coun­cil.

“I’m very hon­ored to serve Den­ton,” Clen­daniel said. “I’ve been very hon­ored to serve with all of the folks on this coun­cil. It re­ally has been a great honor to be here. I learned a lot. It is thanks to your­selves.”

Den­ton Mayor Abby McNinch pre­sented Clen­daniel with a plaque, which in­cluded a ham­mer on it, and a procla­ma­tion.

“Robert has worked tire­lessly to keep taxes down for Den­ton res­i­dents, and to make sure the bud­get is bal­anced,” she said. “His ded­i­ca­tion to the com­mu­nity is to be com­mended. On be­half of the Den­ton Town Coun­cil, we ex­tend our con­grat­u­la­tions and grat­i­tude.”

Del. Jeff Ghrist, R-36-Caroline, at­tended Clen­daniel’s re­tire­ment meet­ing and pre­sented him with procla­ma­tions from the Mary­land House of Del­e­gates and the Se­nate.

“I’ve been im­pressed with your lead­er­ship. You have been a fis­cal con­ser­va­tive,” said Ghrist who served as a Caroline County Com­mis­sioner prior to the state House of Del­e­gates. “You have been a huge stal­wart for the tax­pay­ers, es­pe­cially when it comes bud­get time. You don’t spend money that you don’t have. You have done an outstanding job.

“I will say, my first term as county com­mis­sioner, I was a bit jeal­ous of you,” he said. “For some­time, you had more power than I did as a county com­mis­sioner. He had the ear of Jack Cole for so long. You had a lot of in­flu­ence at the county level. You had a big im­pact on pol­icy, not just for the town of Den­ton but coun­ty­wide as well.”

PHOTO BY DUSTIN HOLT

The Town of Den­ton hon­ored re­tir­ing town coun­cilmem­ber Robert Clen­daniel, sec­ond from left, at its De­cem­ber meet­ing. From left, Del. Jeff Ghrist, R-36-Caroline, Clen­daniel, coun­cilmem­ber Den­nis Porter, coun­cilmem­ber Lester Bran­son, Den­ton Mayor Abby McNinch and coun­cilmem­ber Dal­las Lis­ter.

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