(August 2014—Harford County)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County is pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Hopkins as a new member to its board of directors. “As the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County approaches its 25th anniversary next year, we are very excited about the momentum and energy our new board will bring to this milestone event,” says Tim Wills, Executive Director for the Clubs. “Our Clubs service over 400 children each day from five locations around the County, so it’s important we add members to our board with the reach and experience necessary to grow our resources,” adds Jeff Foulk, current Board President.
Chief Deputy Edward Hopkins, is a lifelong resident of Bel Air, chief of Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, which he’s been a member of for 40 years, and has been a Bel Air town commissioner since 2007, serving as the town’s mayor from 2011 to 2013.
Hopkins was a Harford sheriff’s deputy for 27 years, joining the agency in 1976 and rising through the ranks before retiring in 2003 as a lieutenant. He served as a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office both as a deputy from 1994-2002 and later as a civilian following his retirement from 2003-05. After serving as the director of communications for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services from 2005 to 2007 and deputy director of operations for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency from 2007 to 2012, Hopkins returned to the sheriff’s office in November 2012 to again become public information officer and chief spokesman.
He has a master’s degree in public administration with a minor in police management from the University of Baltimore.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County was established in 1990 by a group of concerned citizens in the Aberdeen area. Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. The Club is open to all youth ages 6 to 18 and provides positive youth development programs in five core areas: Character and Leadership Development; Health & Life Skills; Education & Career Development; the Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. For more information, visit www.bgcharfordco.org or call 410-272-0010.