Meet Your Community Leaders & Dedicated Volunteers

Get to know your dedicated volunteers


President, Kim Franklin

I am a life-long, 3rd generation Arden resident and a retired Financial Manager from Anne Arundel County Government. After 31 years of service, I have committed my spare time to giving back to my community. Using my skills and knowledge of County operations and services that benefit our community, as well as my experience in budgeting, spending, revenue management, information technology, supervision, office management, program management, and project management, I am always looking for ways to improve the quality of life for all of us in Arden on the Severn. I truly appreciate a good team and forward progress. Your support is absolutely crucial to our team's success and we appreciate all of you! It is my pleasure to serve in this role for Arden residents and homeowners and I look forward to working with such a devoted group of people.

Vice President, Jeff Metzger

Jeff recently moved to Arden and has quickly become involved with ACA. His energy and skillset are a great addition to our volunteer team.

Treasurer, Carmen Graves

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

Section 1 Alternate Delegate

Desmond "Desi" Hannon

I have lived in Arden for over 20 years and grew up in the neighborhood. I used to participate in all the ACA activity’s growing up. I volunteered to be involved in the community and help continue the traditions so my kids and other kids in the community can enjoy them as well.

Section 2 Delegate

Larry Mindel

I reside in section 2 with my wife and children. We have been here since 1998. My wife grew up in Arden.

I have worked in public service since 1989. I was a volunteer firefighter for the first 5 years and have been working in a 911 center since then. I am currently a supervisor in the center I work in. For 11 years I was the centers' union President and was responsible for representing 60 members. I was in close contact to the county executive and other county officials at that time, which I still have a personal and professional relationship with. Let me add this was not AACo.

I am also a member of the Arden neighborhood watch as the section 2 representative. I now serve as section 2 delegate 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

Karen Selckmann

Karen is a lifelong resident of Arden on the Severn and resides in the house she grew up in. Karen has many great ideas to bring neighbors together and make Arden fun! Her background in the food/beverage and entertainment industry is a great asset to our neighborhood with her volunteer commitment.

Section 4 Delegate

Eric McMillan

Section 5 Delegate

Stacy Hommel



Ria Jacob, Manager

Lisette Mule, Editor


Pete Mule

Community Relations

Jessica Carzon

Town Hall Manager

Art Bardelang


Marni Blachowicz

Development & Zoning

Damon Cogar

Neighborhood Watch

John Murphy

Entertainment & Special Events

Karen Selckmann


Rodney Daff


Kids Club, Jessica Singeltary

Kids Club "Littles"

Kim Brady

Teens Club, Kaelee Cogar & Jocelyn Scilipoti

Kaelee and Jocelyn 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. 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