A good friend of mine passed away several days ago. Her name was Carol Filipczak and she passed away last Thursday at the age of 71.
I would be cad if I didn't recognize all the effort and energy Carol put into this community. I first new her as a Board member of HCCA when I became involved in the organization, and during my presidency of HCCA.
Carol's community service activities were considerable and revolved around the environment and responsible government. Her obituary gives a good accounting of everything she did to contribute to our community. Of special note is her longtime service to the Howard County Transportation Board.
I am happy to report that as a volunteer, she worked with two generations of my family. One summer my son went to the Howard County Conservancy to volunteer. Putting his butt through his paces was none other than Carol. And she sure didn't take it easy on him, either. It was great.
Howard County is a little bit poorer place today because Carol Filipczak is no longer in it. She will definitely be missed.