Smalls to Head Association

Twelve-year Laurel resident and City Council member Frederick Smalls has been elected president of the Prince George's County Municipal Association. Smalls, an environmental engineer who was the group's vice president for the past year, is in his second term representing Ward 2 on the Laurel City Council. He also is a member of Stand for Children, a grass-roots organization that recently has helped the county obtain state funding to reduce class size in Prince George's schools.

In other municipal association news, Laurel City Council President Michael R. Leszcz was elected to a second term as a member of the board of directors. He is serving his fifth term on the council as the at-large representative.

Cancer Group Honors Frush

State Del. Barbara A. Frush (D-Calverton) has received the American Cancer Society's 2004 Legislative Accomplishment Award for her work promoting legislation to help fight cancer. Frush, a nine-year veteran of the Maryland House of Delegates, has been the primary sponsor of several tobacco control proposals. She has supported bills to increase taxes on tobacco and to increase penalties for sales to minors. Frush also supports passage of a "clean indoor air act" in Maryland.

Chamber Plans Orientation

Business owners and others interested in learning about services offered by the Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce can attend a free orientation program Thursday morning from 8:30 to 9:30. The session, which will include a discussion of marketing ideas, will be held at the chamber's office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, in Laurel.

The seminar is free to members and nonmembers. Register online by visiting www.baltwashchamber.org and clicking on "Events" and "Calendar of Events"or by calling 301-725-4000.

-- Compiled by WILLIE PUGH

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