Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center
   Providing mediation services since 1993

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Story Slam

   
Conquering  
Your Fear
Thursday, March 28  
6 to 9 pm upstairs at 
The Metropolitan  
175 West Street, Annapolis.
 
Erricka Bridgeford, Baltimore Activist, Comedian and  
Storyteller is our special guest and emcee.
 
Erricka was named Marylander of the Year by The Baltimore Sun after founding the Ceasefire Movement, an effort to bring peace to Baltimore, the deadliest big city in America. We know her best as the Director of Training for Community Mediation Maryland.   
 
Go to www.aacrc.info for tickets and information. Proceeds benefit AACRC.
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The Center has moved to a fully automated voicemail system.  To contact a specific staff member, call the office at 410-266-9033 and dial their extension when prompted.  Extension numbers are available upon request. 

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February, 2019
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Yes, after 24 years in the Heritage Center we are moving! Anne Arundel County is creating space for us on the first floor of The Arundel Center on Calvert Street in downtown Annapolis. We anticipate moving sometime in March but don't yet have a date. Our telephone number will stay the same (410-266-9033).
Staff and visitors will park in the parking structure across from the Arundel Center. Parking will be validated by the Center. 

2018 By The Numbers!
 
Our awesome Community Team of  Tamyla Abraham,
Elisa
DeVeaux, Merveille Akoumany, and Carlton Wourman worked hard during 2018 to increase our community case numbers by 123 percent. Yes that's doubled and then some! The numbers soared from 115 in 2017 to 257 cases last year. This is the highest number the Center has seen in the past ten years. Kudos to the Team for their great work.  
 
Two New AmeriCorps staff members have joined us. Christina Cherry and Rachel Brauer are focused on Re-Entry mediations but they also participate in Education activities.   
 
We successfully trained 11 new mediators in 2018, nine of whom are actively engaged in the process of mediation.  Please welcome our newest volunteer mediators including Elisa DeVeaux, Ryan Jackson, Barbara Gass, Jennifer Vandever, and Laura Abramson.  The center also welcomed back a number of former mediators who completed 5-Hour Refresher training. We hope to schedule several of these trainings in 2019.  
 
Four additional mediators have been accepted into our District Court Day of Trial Apprenticeship program.  Congrats to Kris Chappell, Georgia Noone-Sherrod, Tamyla Abramson and Rich Isaacman.  Arnold Abramson, Jack Stephan, John Rixey, Sue Warren, and Lisa Lothian completed the program last year and all are actively mediating with the District Court. 
  
Taking Stock
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The Center now has an Endowment Fund based with The Community Foundation. This was started by one of our founders, Bev Nash, and we are very grateful.
 
Some donors prefer to make charitable contributions of appreciated stock - stepped up in value to avoid capital gains tax - from their investment accounts or their annual required IRA distributions.  The charitable deduction would be for the current value of the stock.  Contributions of stock can be transferred directly to our investment account  for current use.  Please contact our Bookkeeper, Wes Jordan, at (410) 266-9033 for further details and/or instructions.
 
Or, if donors prefer to add to our Endowment Account, these  
c ontributions of stock can be transferred directly to our endowment account  with the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. Please contact them directly at (410) 280-1102 for further details and/or instructions.
 
 Thank you! You are helping to assure a bright future for AACRC!
 
Meet Our New Board Members! 

Kate Baker Bohanan is Compliance Manager for Deepwater Wind, an off-shore wind energy development company in Annapolis. Previously she was a Project Manager for Chesapeake Conservancy. She is Vice Chair of the Annapolis Environmental Commission. iShe has an MA in Environment and Natural Resources Management from the University of Washington.
 
Bill Davidson returns to the board after a hiatus of many years. The founding president of the Center Bill has recently retired from a 40 year career in energy and the environment, most recently in the Montgomery County's Department of Environmental Protection. He is also a founding member of the Bay Land Trust and he manages the Bay Ridge Adopt-a-Plot program.



Andre Dillard is the Principal of Georgetown East Elementary School. He had previously served as Assistant Principal of Tyler Heights Elementary and he also taught in Buffalo, NY; Cleveland, OH; and Queen Anne's County, MD. Most of his 25 year career has been spent in Title 1 and inner city schools. Andre has a MA in School Administration and Supervision from Bowie State University.


MaKayla Hanington is an Associate Attorney with Holden & Campbell LLC in Annapolis. She graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law with a J.D. with a Family Law concentration. She is a member of the Anne Arundel Estate Planning Council of Annapolis.