The Garrett Park Citizens Association
The Garrett Park Citizens Association serves as a forum for public discussion of matters of community interest and is open to all residents of Garrett Park. The association hosts several town meetings each year to discuss issues and developments that affect residents and in April to nominated candidates for mayor and council for the upcoming election in May. In the past, Town meetings have been held to discuss topics such as traffic speed in the Town and on Strathmore Avenue, historic preservation, and allowing Town businesses to obtain liquor licenses.
The association publishes the Bugle, our town newsletter, and organizes traditional events, such as the Town Dinner (a pot-luck gathering of the community), the 4th of July parade, the Newcomer's Reception, and the Spooky Woods at Halloween. Look for event notices on the sign board at the post office, in the Bugle, and on the Garrett Park Web Site.
Officers are elected annually at the Town Dinner. Annual membership dues of $20 per family or $10 for individuals help support these events. To join, send to: GPCA, P.O. Box 456, Garrett Park, MD 20896.
President: Mario Grande
Vice President: Todd Harris
Secretary: Leslie Bethke-Pope
Members-at-Large: Chris Strong, Ira Abrams, Lori Conlan, Sean Conlan,
Crystal Lutkenhouse, Michael Lutkenhouse,
Kathryn Mitchell, Cathy Rinzel