LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 24, 2009)—Francis Jack Russell, President, Board of County Commissioners for St. Mary's County and County Commissioner Tom Mattingly recognized community partners working toward safety on our county's highways Thursday in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. "These community partners are the best example of coordination," explained Commissioner Russell. "They band together to accomplish one goal-safety on our county's roadways."
Jackie Beckman, Community Traffic Safety Program Coordinator, credits these partners for realizing a decrease in traffic accidents, injuries and fatalities. "Many programs were begun this past year to improve safety and they required the full cooperation of these individuals and organizations," she said.
The partners include: The All American Harley Davidson, The Greenery, Wentworth's Nursery, JAAGS Cycles, K-Mart, Target, Church of Christ, US Navy's Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center at Solomons, American Motorcycles/Wayne Hicks, California Wine and Spirits, St. Mary's County Licensed Beverage Association, Guenther Wine and Spirits, Royce Miller/Maryland International Raceway, Mark Byers, Budd's Creek Motocross, Evergreen Acres, Friendship Forest, Basford Creek Farm, SOMAR Communications, WPGC, St. Mary's County Public Schools, St. Mary's Ryken High School, Melissa Messer - CHS Student, Dave Madaras - Alive at 25, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, The Tester Newspaper, County Times Newspaper, somd.com, thebaynet.com, calvertnews.info, St. Mary's Today, St. Mary's KIWANIS, Oxon Hill Bike and Trail Club, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers - Maryland), Motor Vehicle Administration - Loveville, FOX45 - Baltimore, BBC-America, Mr. Dent -OCI Pub, Gary Rogow - ABC Liquors, Toot's Bar, Dew Drop Inn, Chesapeake Cab, Naval Air Station Patuxent River and the Station Police, The Enterprise, The Washington Post, St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police - Leonardtown Barrack, Maryland Transportation Authority Police - Nice Bridge, Natural Resource Police, NAACP - St- Mary's County, Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad, Lexington Park- Buck Hewitt Road Station - Volunteer Rescue Squad, St. Mary's Hospital Health Connections, Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (MD KISS), and College of Southern Maryland.