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Mediation Center board holds meeting

February 14, 2004

KEEDYSVILLE - The Board of Directors of Washington County Community Mediation Center met Thursday, Feb. 5, to discuss leadership training opportunities and to conduct regular business.

It was reported to the board that there are opportunities for someone age 50 or older to learn professional fund-raising skills. This training is provided by the Legacy Leadership Institute free to the students.

Upon completion of the training, the volunteers would assist the mediation center. The center is looking for one or two people who would like to take advantage of the opportunity to serve their community.

Executive Director Carl French III reported he is following up on three requests for possible mediations.

The board is encouraged that community awareness of the free and professional mediation services offered through the center is on the rise. Members discussed ways to increase the visibility of the center as an alternative to litigation through the center's Web site and other means.

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The board welcomed the assistance of trained mediator Carol Powell, who has volunteered to assist with outreach.

The executive director contract with French was extended.

The Mediation Center is a nonprofit center offering free, confidential, neutral mediation to help resolve conflicts between neighbors, family members, landlords and tenants, service providers and customers, and others.

For additional information, contact French at 301-432-7712.

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