Glendening Named to Post With National Association
Prince George's County Executive Parris Glendening has been named vice chairman of the intergovernmental relations steering committee of the National Association of Counties, according to a statement released by the county last week.
The committee establishes national policies for the counties in dealing with federal revenue formulas, state and local relations and regional issues. It has special responsibility for setting policy on the current liability insurance crisis.
County Volunteers Needed
The Prince George's County Voluntary Action Center Inc., is looking for county residents interested in volunteering to work with nonprofit agencies.
The center, which is a member of a coalition of volunteer clearinghouses in the Washington area, acts as a broker for volunteers. Residents will be interviewed, and then told of the most suitable positions at various agencies in the county, depending on the volunteer's interest.
"We placed 1,061 volunteers with over 200 agencies last year," said Edward McGehrin, director of corporate relations. Right now, "we're 60 percent ahead of last year."
McGehrin said the center has helped people for about nine years. "I think it started when a good citizen decided to do this for Prince George's County and was working on his own without any budget," he said.
He added that the center now has many volunteer workers and a budget of about $100,000 a year, which comes from private contributions, United Givers Fund and county funds.
To volunteer, call 799-9444.
Women's Scholarship Offered
The Prince George's County Women's Fair Planning Committee is offering a $500 scholarship to a local woman attending Prince George's Community College in the spring semester.
To be eligible for the scholarship, women must be returning students, county residents, have a 2.7 grade point average and show a need for financial assistance.
There is only one scholarship available and it will be presented to its winner at the Women's Fair to be held Nov. 1 at the community college.
More information and applications can be obtained by calling Alonia C. Sharps, the college's associate dean of enrollment and financial aid at 322-0824, or Barbara Miller, the executive director of the commission for women, at 952-3383. The deadline for submitting applications is Sept. 30.