Wednesday, January 28, 2015

March 10, 1993 Myers’ 140 Photo ad featuring the addition of Scott Flohr

March 10, 1993 Myers’ 140 Photo ad featuring the addition of Scott Flohr joining the photography, camera, and art framing business in the 140 Village Shopping Center. Collection of Kevin E. Dayhoff
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September 30, 1991: Scott Flohr and members of the Westminster Municipal Band perform at Westminster Fallfest


Scott Flohr, third from the left playing the trombone, and members of the Westminster Municipal Band perform at Westminster Fallfest on September 30, 1991 Photo by Kevin E. Dayhoff
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Former Carroll County Commissioner Roger Mann has died

Former Carroll County Commissioner Roger Mann has died

Roger Mann was a county commissioner from 1974 to 1982

According to an obituary published by the Fletcher Funeral Home early Tuesday afternoon, January 27, 2014, former Carroll County Commissioner Roger Mann has died.


Former Carroll County Commissioner, Roger L. Mann, 85, of Selbyville, Delaware, formerly of Westminster, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Homewood at Plum Creek.  Born December 4, 1929, in Finksburg, Maryland, he was the son of the late Carroll I. Mann, Sr. and Alpha Schaeffer Mann.

He began working, as a teenager, at Congoleum Industries in Finksburg, and shortly thereafter, became a lifelong entrepreneur.  He owned various produce stands in the Westminster and Finksburg area, Woodsboro, and Ocean City, Maryland; operated Mann’s Cider Mill in Westminster; and also for many years, owned and drove school busses in the Westminster area.

Roger was a two term Carroll County Commissioner, having been elected first in 1974, and re-elected in 1978.  Following his retirement from the Commissioner’s office, he relocated to Selbyville, Delaware, opened his produce stand in Ocean City, Maryland, and wintered in Florida.

He is survived by a son, Roger Larry Mann of Pooler, Georgia, a sister, Betty Mann Wiley of Estero, Florida, devoted friend, Gladys Morelock of Littlestown, Pennsylvania, and nieces and nephews, Kenny Mann, Joyce Crigger, Jerry Mann, Debbie Munshower, Cindy Lewis and Sandy Magnante.

He was predeceased by his former wife, Mae Barnhart Mann, and brother, Carroll I. Mann, Jr.

The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  Interment will follow in Finksburg Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to Carroll County 4-H, PO Box 207, New Windsor, MD 21776.
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Red Maryland: Should an “R” behind the name make a difference?

Red Maryland: Should an “R” behind the name make a difference?

I received this (Letter to the Editor) by Twitter the other day - January 24, 2015 Saturday Red Carroll @RedCarrollMd @ChangeMaryland @CarrollStandard @frednewspost @kevindayhoff @wbaltv11 @cbsbaltimore More questions @joegetty seat keepcarrollconservative.com/should-an-r-be…

By KCC Admin | January 24, 2015

An open letter from Keep Carroll Conservative to Senator Joe Getty:


Dear Senator Getty,

[…]

We ask you to please help us understand the inconsistencies in the Hogan administration talking points for the last month. We’ve posted screen shots that show you started your new position with the Hogan Administration but now someone is covering those tracks and your profile shows no starting date to for your new appointment. You’re our home-town guy who should have the best interests of Carroll County in mind, right? Perhaps you can help answer a number of troubling questions:


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Who Are We?

Keep Carroll Conservative is a grass-roots organization made up of concerned citizens who reside in Carroll County. We live here because we believe Carroll County stands for less government, lower taxes, great schools, and safe neighborhoods.  And we want it to remain that way.

We know that it’s people, not government, who make – and keep – Carroll the “Switzerland” of Maryland Counties.  (You know Switzerland.  It’s the tiny, conservative Country in Europe that’s currently holding the whole region together.)  We know conservative principles are the only governing principles that have survived the test of time.  It explains why Switzerland is doing so well while all the liberal countries around it are dealing with collapse.


It’s our focus to share the greatness of conservatism; get the best candidates elected to public offices in Carroll County; and keep you informed about the latest goings on in Carroll. http://keepcarrollconservative.com/about-us/
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Unwanted telephone solicitor phone calls

Unwanted telephone solicitor phone calls

January 21, 2015 update: Add another telemarketer 646-712-8141 to your list

I just called by 646-712-8141. I did not answer because neither me, nor my phone recognized the number. A quick search on the internet reveals that it is a scammer according to multiple posts, for example, “Business loan offer from a robo-call.” Another post said, “Unknown caller is a breather. The breather called to our personal home phone which is an unlisted number. I've been getting numerous unwanted calls at all hours of the day/night by various phone numbers. I'm very unhappy about this.”

According to MyCallBot: “Central Office: NWYRCYZN01, NY - NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC – NY”

A (real) friend on Facebook recently wrote what many of us are feeling these days, “About a month ago, we ditched our landline to save a few bucks and to free us from the dozens of robocalls, marketing surveys and other come-ons. Since then, my cell phone has received Frederick city-sponsored poll, a woman who wants me to save on my car insurance and, just now, a recording that says I just won a cruise to the Bahamas. When we had the landline, I could pretty much guarantee a call on my cell phone was worthwhile. What the hell is going on?”

I’m guessing here – but I can only imagine that this is all okay with the telecommunications industry – that is not known for really caring about the user experience of its customers.

Apparently the recent spate of unwanted phone calls – and text messages has spawned a cottage busy with lawyers: “Why You Should Report Text Message Spam… Stop Text Message Spam … Did you know that it’s illegal for marketers to send you a text message without your consent?  According to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) if a company sends you an unsolicited text message, then they are responsible to pay you $500 for each spam text message that they sent you.   This law is in place to protect you from the annoyance, nuisance, and invasion of privacy from these telemarketers.  If you report the unsolicited text message that you received to us, we’ll track down the sender of the text message and help you recover $500 for each unsolicited text message you received.  We’ve helped hundred of individuals collect against telemarketers for their spam text message campaigns.  Report now above and we’ll see if we can help you recover $500 for each text message.”

This is good. Just saying.
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20150105 909 387 2418 scam

January 21, 2015 update: Add 410-667-3963 to your list…

Update Westminster Maryland Online: Do not answer phone calls from 909 387 2418, 602-346-9758 or 410-667-3963


Take the time now to enter into your phone the following phone numbers and identify them as Spammer…

410-667-3963

909 387 2418

602-346-9758

410-667-3963 is one of the latest “Do Not Answer” phone numbers out there.

This is the phone number of a telemarketer for a remodeling company…

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Do not answer phone calls from 909 387 2418 or 602-346-9758.



On Monday, January 5, 2015 I got a scam-phone call from 909 387 2418. Then, the very next day, got another scam phone call from 602-346-9758.

Update January 6, 2015

After hardly ever getting spam phone calls on our cellphones for many years, in the last two days we have received two unwanted sales calls – calls that, in reality were probably attempts to commit fraud…

Today, the phone call was from 602-346-9758. I answered it. Yes, I understand that I probably should not have answered it…

The computer-generated robocall immediately began, “Attention, this is not a sales call. You have been referred by a friend to receive a free wireless system.  There is no cost for this system." 

What a load of crap… I did wait for the opportunity to block it.

For more information, go here: http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-602-346-9758

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Phone number 909 387 2418 is a scam

Monday, January 5, 2015

Do NOT answer a phone call in which the caller id indicates that the number is 909 387 2418. I got the call earlier today.

Fortunately, I have a policy that if you are not in my phone system, I usually, more often than not, do not answer the phone. This policy has saved me an enormous amount of time. Furthermore, this policy has probably saved me from many scams.

Today I got a phone call from 909 387 2418. I did not answer it. Afterwards, a quick search on the internet indicated it was indeed spam. For example, http://www.scamcallfighters.com/scam-cal:

“Scam Phone Number 9093872418, Robocall 909-387-2418. Important message about your credit card: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&es_th=1&ie=UTF-8#safe=off&q=909-387-2418

“Calls and would not leave any message. Picked up and found a recording. "Important message about your credit card. Press 1 to speak to a representative". Clicked 1 hoping that I could get them to take me off, to escape the harassment but the line went dead. That's it! Waste of time... I've blocked this number for good” http://www.scamcallfighters.com/scam-call-9093872418-Robocall-909-387-2418--Important-message-about-your-credit-card--Credit---Debit--ATM-Card-Fraud-17791.html

Another post by “David Fights, Lead Investigator for Scamcallfighters,” reports, “This must be the "lower your interest rate" scammer. It's good that the darned system is not working! That should save the gullible from getting scammed.

“By enticing people with offer to lower interest rate, the scammers get the victim to reveal his personal & banking info apart from credit card details!

“According to the FTC, the companies behind these Card Services Offers can’t do anything for you that you can’t do for yourself, for free. If you are not able to get the rates reduces with your card issuer, neither would they. These scammers try to obtain your card details and will steal money as ‘fees’.

“However, FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule prohibits companies that sell relief services like these rate reduction scams on the phone from charging a fee before they settle or reduce your debt.

“You should file complaint with FTC, whenever you get a ‘Card Services’ call.


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Snow tonight through Tuesday according to the US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington



Snow tonight through Tuesday according to the US National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington

A complex weather scenario is unfolding across the mid-Atlantic later today through Tuesday. Two rounds of wintry weather may affect the region, with western portions of the area more impacted by the first round; and eastern portions potentially more impacted by the second round. The accompanying graphic shows our current storm total snow forecast for both rounds combined, and the latest watches, warnings, and advisories in effect. For a full text-based roundup of our current thinking, check out this link  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/LWX/SPSLWX

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Apparently we are in one of the winter cycles of one storm after another…

Saturday, January 24, 2015, According to Ryan Meushaw at the Carroll County Emergency Operations Center, “Snow Emergency Plan is in effect for Carroll County effective 0020 hrs.…”

“The Snow Emergency Plan has been lifted. Carroll County is off of Blue Alert.”

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015: According to Mike Munshaur at the Carroll County Emergency Operations Center, “Snow Emergency plan is in effect for Carroll County. Carroll County on Blue Alert…”


“Snow Emergency plan is not in effect. Auth MSP, Carroll off Blue Alert…”
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Pastor Kevin Clementson leads us in discussion about the Book of Jonah at Grace

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9 am services at Grace Lutheran Church Westminster Md

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1968 The Carroll County Maryland Story



1968 The Carroll County Maryland Story
The Carroll County Story  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsimZ7hRYcI#action=share
A 16mm film from a helicopter ride over Carroll County, MD shot in 1968. 
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Carroll County Public Schools will be opening two hours late today

According to Carroll County Public Schools spokesperson Carey W. Gaddis, “Carroll County Public Schools will be opening two hours late today, Thursday, January 22, 2014.” Now go back to bed. J
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) Twitter Account Will Aid in Reaching Out to Marylanders

Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) Twitter Account Will Aid in Reaching Out to Marylanders 

http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/01/maryland-state-department-of.html

In the past I have NOT found SDAT to be in the customer service business; however the last several interactions with this Maryland bureaucracy could not have been better. 

Over the last 45-years, some of the worst experiences I have had with Maryland bureaucracies has been with SDAT. I'm not talking about getting an answer that I did not want or did not like - I'm talking about rude, boorish, overbearing, unpleasant, impolite and disrespectful customer service behavior that was really bewildering. 

But I'll repeat; the last several interactions could not have been better.

So hey, if this department wants to start doing a better job of treating its customers, I'm all for it and will be the first to sing its praises. Just saying. 

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- New Agency Twitter Account Will Aid in Reaching Out to Marylanders -

Baltimore, Md. (January 20, 2015) – Tweeting is usually for the birds, but now it’s also for the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT). The agency is already on Facebook, but in the interest of reaching more Marylanders, SDAT now provides valuable information from the agency on Twitter.


“The more ways we have to reach out to Marylanders, the better off we all are,” said acting agency director, Owen Charles. The agency’s Twitter feed provides Marylanders information, updates, links and the occasional miscellaneous Maryland tweet in 140 characters or less. 

The Twitter account will provide links to information from SDAT as well as other state and federal agencies. “It should also help differentiate us from other agencies and local government finance offices as well as the Maryland Comptroller’s Office. Despite the “taxation” in our name, we assess real and personal property and provide services for business entities doing regular business in Maryland,” said Mr. Charles.

Follow the agency on Twitter @MD_SDAT. The agency’s website is still the number one source for agency information while the Facebook page provides resources for contacting the agency as well as photos and information.
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Update Westminster Maryland Online: Do not answer phone calls from 909 387 2418, 602-346-9758 or 410-667-3963

Westminster Maryland Online: Do not answer phone calls from 909 387 2418 or 602...: Do not answer phone calls from 909 387 2418 or 602-346-9758. http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/01/do-not-answer-phone-...

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Unwanted telephone solicitor phone calls

January 21, 2015 update: Add another telemarketer 646-712-8141 to your list

I just called by 646-712-8141. I did not answer because neither me, nor my phone recognized the number. A quick search on the internet reveals that it is a scammer according to multiple posts, for example, “Business loan offer from a robo-call.” Another post said, “Unknown caller is a breather. The breather called to our personal home phone which is an unlisted number. I've been getting numerous unwanted calls at all hours of the day/night by various phone numbers. I'm very unhappy about this.”

According to MyCallBot: “Central Office: NWYRCYZN01, NY - NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC – NY”

A (real) friend on Facebook recently wrote what many of us are feeling these days, “About a month ago, we ditched our landline to save a few bucks and to free us from the dozens of robocalls, marketing surveys and other come-ons. Since then, my cell phone has received Frederick city-sponsored poll, a woman who wants me to save on my car insurance and, just now, a recording that says I just won a cruise to the Bahamas. When we had the landline, I could pretty much guarantee a call on my cell phone was worthwhile. What the hell is going on?”

I’m guessing here – but I can only imagine that this is all okay with the telecommunications industry – that is not known for really caring about the user experience of its customers.

Apparently the recent spate of unwanted phone calls – and text messages has spawned a cottage busy with lawyers: “Why You Should Report Text Message Spam… Stop Text Message Spam … Did you know that it’s illegal for marketers to send you a text message without your consent?  According to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) if a company sends you an unsolicited text message, then they are responsible to pay you $500 for each spam text message that they sent you.   This law is in place to protect you from the annoyance, nuisance, and invasion of privacy from these telemarketers.  If you report the unsolicited text message that you received to us, we’ll track down the sender of the text message and help you recover $500 for each unsolicited text message you received.  We’ve helped hundred of individuals collect against telemarketers for their spam text message campaigns.  Report now above and we’ll see if we can help you recover $500 for each text message.”


This is good. Just saying.

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Do not answer phone calls from 909 387 2418, 602-346-9758 or 410-667-3963.


http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2015/01/do-not-answer-phone-calls-from-909-387.html

January 21, 2015 update: Add 410-667-3963 to your list…

Take the time now to enter into your phone the following phone numbers and identify them as Spammer…

410-667-3963

909 387 2418

602-346-9758

410-667-3963 is one of the latest “Do Not Answer” phone numbers out there.

This is the phone number of a telemarketer for a remodeling company…

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Do not answer phone calls from 909 387 2418 or 602-346-9758.




On Monday, January 5, 2015 I got a scam-phone call from 909 387 2418. Then, the very next day, got another scam phone call from 602-346-9758.

Update January 6, 2015
After hardly ever getting spam phone calls on our cellphones for many years, in the last two days we have received two unwanted sales calls – calls that, in reality were probably attempts to commit fraud…

Today, the phone call was from 602-346-9758. I answered it. Yes, I understand that I probably should not have answered it…

The computer-generated robocall immediately began, “Attention, this is not a sales call. You have been referred by a friend to receive a free wireless system.  There is no cost for this system." 

What a load of crap… I did wait for the opportunity to block it.

For more information, go here: http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-602-346-9758

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Phone number 909 387 2418 is a scam

Monday, January 5, 2015

Do NOT answer a phone call in which the caller id indicates that the number is 909 387 2418. I got the call earlier today.

Fortunately, I have a policy that if you are not in my phone system, I usually, more often than not, do not answer the phone. This policy has saved me an enormous amount of time. Furthermore, this policy has probably saved me from many scams.

Today I got a phone call from 909 387 2418. I did not answer it. Afterwards, a quick search on the internet indicated it was indeed spam. For example, http://www.scamcallfighters.com/scam-cal:

“Scam Phone Number 9093872418, Robocall 909-387-2418. Important message about your credit card: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&es_th=1&ie=UTF-8#safe=off&q=909-387-2418

“Calls and would not leave any message. Picked up and found a recording. "Important message about your credit card. Press 1 to speak to a representative". Clicked 1 hoping that I could get them to take me off, to escape the harassment but the line went dead. That's it! Waste of time... I've blocked this number for good” http://www.scamcallfighters.com/scam-call-9093872418-Robocall-909-387-2418--Important-message-about-your-credit-card--Credit---Debit--ATM-Card-Fraud-17791.html

Another post by “David Fights, Lead Investigator for Scamcallfighters,” reports, “This must be the "lower your interest rate" scammer. It's good that the darned system is not working! That should save the gullible from getting scammed.

“By enticing people with offer to lower interest rate, the scammers get the victim to reveal his personal & banking info apart from credit card details!

“According to the FTC, the companies behind these Card Services Offers can’t do anything for you that you can’t do for yourself, for free. If you are not able to get the rates reduces with your card issuer, neither would they. These scammers try to obtain your card details and will steal money as ‘fees’.

“However, FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule prohibits companies that sell relief services like these rate reduction scams on the phone from charging a fee before they settle or reduce your debt.

“You should file complaint with FTC, whenever you get a ‘Card Services’ call.


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Kevin Dayhoff is an artist - and a columnist for:

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Communion at Grace Lutheran Church Westminster Md www.gracelc.org

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Three recent articles on the Historical Society of Carroll County by Kevin Dayhoff

Photograph from perhaps around 1960, of
Md. Gov. Tawes & President John F. Kennedy
looking at a Mason Dixon Line crownstone.
Photograph by Cook – Baltimore Sun

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Three recent articles on the Historical Society of Carroll County by Kevin Dayhoff


I have three recent pieces on the Historical Society http://www.hsccmd.org/
 One in the Baltimore Sun and two on Westminster Maryland Online http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/

See my article on the Historical Society birthday party – and the impact of the Mason Dixon Line on Carroll County MD history here: “Underlining surveyors' contribution to Carroll County's history.” http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0118-20150114-story.html



All of my articles these days may be located on both the Carroll County Times and The Baltimore Sun:



Enjoy

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Impact of the Mason Dixon Line on the history of Carroll County Maryland




January 14, 2015

By Kevin E. Dayhoff

The Historical Society of Carroll County has a longstanding tradition of throwing an annual themed birthday party for the county every January.

For this year's event, which was scheduled for Jan. 17, the topic was the history of the county's northern border, the storied, celebrated and, at times, vilified Mason Dixon Line.

In 1763, the Treaty of Paris had signaled the end of the North American theater of the world-wide war between France and England, the French and Indian War that began in 1754-63.

The end of the conflict on this continent was one of the last pieces of the puzzle that enabled settlement in Carroll County with relative freedom from violence. The final piece was the American Revolution, 1775-83.

Another piece of the puzzle was the settlement of the longstanding, and often violent, dispute over the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Today, that rivalry is played out every football season between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers. But before the Mason-Dixon Line was surveyed between 1763 and 1767, the dispute was often the source armed conflict and bloodshed.

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Historical Society of Carroll County to host birthday party for Carroll County



On Saturday January 17, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Grace Hall Grace Lutheran Church 21 Carroll St. in Westminster, Maryland the Historical Society of Carroll County will host birthday party for Carroll County. The event is free.

This year’s speaker is Michael Dixon, who will make a presentation on “The Mason-Dixon Line: The Story Behind the Boundary.”

See my article on the Historical Society birthday party – and the impact of the Mason Dixon Line on Carroll County MD history here: “Underlining surveyors' contribution to Carroll County's history.” http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/carroll/westminster/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0118-20150114-story.html

According to information from the Historical Society, “Born as the result of a bitter territorial dispute over royal land grants, the Mason-Dixon Line was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 to settle the boundaries for Pennsylvania and Maryland.

“After 1820, when the Missouri Compromise created political conditions which made the line important to the history of slavery, it became associated with the division between the free and slave states. Today the line is still seen by many as a symbolic dividing line for regional attitudes and customs. This program explores the story of the line, which runs through our land and our history, along with the perceptions that have developed about the boundary.”



Recently, the Historical Society of Carroll Count announced a new executive director. According to a news release:

Westminster, MD - The Historical Society of Carroll County (HSCC) is pleased to announce Gainor B. Davis, Ph.D., as its new executive director. Davis will fill the vacancy created by Fred Teeter’s retirement in January.  Davis brings more than two decades of nonprofit experience to the HSCC, most recently serving as president of the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, OH, where she moved the institution from a deficit position to four years in the position of profit. Davis will begin her new position at the HSCC on Jan. 20, 2015.


Davis’ background includes over 25 years of executive planning, administration, communications, and marketing experience in the nonprofit sector.  Special areas of expertise include strategic planning, finance, operations, fundraising, public affairs, earned income generation, and educational programming development. Davis has served as the president for the York County Heritage Trust, PA, director for the Vermont Historical Society, VE, and the Longue Vue House & Gardens, LA. She also worked as a director for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and as a membership coordinator for The Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum in Delaware.

Davis’ community involvement has included serving on the board for The Vermont Civilian Conservation Corps, Chapter 11; Barre Partnership (National Trust Downtown Program); Executive Committee, University Circle Inc., Cleveland, OH; and 100 Year Club of the Western Reserve. 

2015 Board Chair James Lightner commented:  "We are delighted to welcome Dr. Davis as the new Executive Director of the Historical Society of Carroll County.  Dr. Davis brings a wealth of background in historical society leadership, fundraising, programming, and community development. I know that she will become an active member of our community as she advances and expands the Society's mission throughout the County."

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