The current president and former president of the Arnold Preservation Council met on the Baltimore Annapolis Trail recently to plant a tree.
Lucy Iliff, the former president, was bestowed a plaque and tree along the trail by Elizabeth Rosborg, the current president.
Iliff was one of the founding members of the Arnold Preservation Council, a group of local residents who seek to preserve the area's rural heritage from encroaching development.
When the groundwork of the county's General Development Plan was underway in 1998, Iliff and a neighbor began charting the areas that they felt should be protected from commercial development. Their ideas were seconded by dozens of others in a petition, which made its way to Broadneck's Small Area Plan.
Iliff's contributions to Arnold include:
- Petitioning to limit commercial development in Arnold
- Helped to create Arnold Preservation Council
- Over the years, served as an officer of APC in a variety of positions, including president during comprehensive rezoning.
- Conceived and implemented the APC Community Enhancement Award and the APC "Whenever It's Appropriate Appreciation Award"
- Current member of the citizens advisory committee on the Pedestrian/ Bicycle Master Plan Update
- Annapolis Regional Transportation Management Association Board of Directors