PLAY A PART
In the 2000s, the Arden Civic Association was incorporated and now serves as the governing body that organizes the community into activity groups, meets to determine the focus of community interests, and oversees the publication of the NewsBuoy (the official publication of Arden). ACA acts independently of the ABI, collects its operating budget through donations from community members, and maintains independent financial and operating records.
All residents in Arden, both full and part-time, lot owners, and property owners adjacent to Arden, age 18 and over are eligible for ACA membership. The volunteer members of the ACA Executive Board are elected to their positions: president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. The five sections within Arden are represented on the ACA board by a Section Delegate. It is the responsibility of the board to oversee the organization. All members in good standing with ACA are eligible to run for a position. The board strives to maintain communication with other local organizations and Anne Arundel County Government officials in an effort to represent the community's view on specific issues.
SMALL ACTS ADD UP
The annual membership contribution is $10.00, but most people find a way to send a little more — the money goes a long way to improving the community for everyone. The single goal of ACA is to keep Arden a desirable place to live for its residents regardless of age, sex, color, religion, etc. Some improvements within the neighborhood may have come to be over time, but it was the community association that recognized our needs and lobbied the county to move a little faster. With that in mind, ACA encourages all the residents of Arden be supportive, whether it be financially or through volunteer work.