Meet Your Community Leaders & Dedicated Volunteers

Get to know your dedicated volunteers


President, Kim Franklin

Kim is a life-long, 3rd generation Arden resident and a retired Financial Manager from Anne Arundel County Government. After 31 years of service, she have committed her spare time to giving back to the community. Using her skills and knowledge of County operations and services that benefit our community, as well as her experience in budgeting, spending, revenue management, information technology, supervision, office management, program management, and project management, she is always looking for ways to improve the quality of life for Arden residents. She appreciates and respects a good team and forward progress. She believes community is absolutely crucial to the team's success and appreciates all of you!

Vice President, Jeff Metzger

Jeff is fairly new to Arden and has quickly become involved with the ACA. His personality, energy, and skillset are a great addition to our team. Jeff is a huge help on our Town Hall Building Committee leading and assisting with the implementation of maintenance and improvement projects with both ACA and ABI.

Treasurer, Claire Brannon

Claire has recently joined the team at ACA and brings along her experience with financials using QuickBooks. She has some great, innovative ideas to help the ACA move forward in the technology world. She is excited to support community outreach efforts and volunteers time to serve as a support specialist to the ABI Registrar to alleviate some of the responsibility by managing watercraft storage rack request processing and beach reservations to allow the Registrar to vocus on annual registration and amenity processing. Claire is a great addition to our team and to both our community organizations.

Secretary, Stacy Henderson

Stacy is fairly new to Arden and is a successful real estate agent making her mark in the community. Her energy and desire to be involved and assist in any way she can is much appreciated by all.

Section 1 Delegate

Jessica Carzon

Jessica has live in Arden for many years with her husband and has raised her kids here who are now off adulting in the real world. Jessica has assisted in community events and with community outreach. You may find her walking her pup around Section 1 from time to time.

Section 1 Alternate Delegate

Desmond "Desi" Hannon

Desi has lived in Arden for over 20 years and grew up in the neighborhood. He participated in all the ACA activities growing up. He volunteered to be involved in the community and help continue the traditions so his kids, and other kids in the community can enjoy them.

Section 2 Delegate

Larry Mindel

Larry resides in Section 2 with his wife and children. He has been here since 1998. His wife grew up in Arden.

He has worked in public service since 1989. He was a volunteer firefighter for the first 5 years and has been working in a 911 center since then. He is currently a supervisor in the 911 center. For 11 years he was the centers' union President and was responsible for representing 60 members. He worked in close contact with the County Executive and other County officials in the County in which he worked at that time, and has continued those personal and professional relationships.

He is also a member of the ACA Neighborhood Watch as the Section 2 Representative. His goal is to get more involved with the great community we live in.

Section 2 Alternate Delegate

Clayton Unger

Clayton has served with our community organizations in the past and has some historical knowledge of Town Hall and the projects that have been completed over the years to include the current main room flooring and the bathrooms. His devotion to ACA is commendable and we are happy to have him serving with us again.

Section 3 Delegate & Alternate



Section 3 Alternate Delegate



Section 4 Delegate

Eric McMillan

Section 4 Alternate Delegate



Section 5 Delegate

Stacy Hommel

Section 5 Alternate Delegate





Ria Jacob, Manager

Lisette Mule, Editor

Terry Phillips, Editor




Community Relations

Kim Franklin, Stacy Henderson & Cindy Scilipoti

Town Hall Manager

Art Bardelang


Marni Blachowicz

Development & Zoning

Damon Cogar

Neighborhood Watch

John Murphy

Entertainment & Special Events

Rebecca Murphy


Rodney Daff


Kids Club, Jessica Singeltary

Jessica has taken over the lead with the kids and sponsors regular music classes. Jessica works with the Arden Littles as well as the Arden Teens Clubs planning and coordinating events and fundraisers for our Arden youth.

Kids Club "Littles"

Kim Brady

Kim takes the lead with the Arden Littles working closely with Jessica to plan and coordinate kid events and fundraisers.

Teens Club

Aimee Barbagallo/Carmen Graves


Kaelee and Jocelyn (our former leaders) are moving on to more adulting responsibilities with college and work and we are in need of some older Arden teens to step up into this lead role along with some dedicated parental support. Teens and Parents alike, please reach out and EMAIL ACA if you are interested in taking the lead with this important club. Getting our teens together in social gatherings to meet each other and development friendships (even lifelong) is so very important. Join us and help with this teen mission!

Senior's Club

Etta Bardelang

Etta is an amazing leader in our senior's club. She is extremely active in the ACA and is always willing to provide assistance in various events and community meetings. She communicates with our Arden seniors meeting them at their level of communication. We love our Etta!