The Camp Springs Civic Association expresses its deepest sympathies and condolences to Joan’s family. Joan was a well-respected and dedicated member of the Camp Springs Civic Association Board for many years. She served as Chairperson of the Community Affairs Committee, and with her determined work ethic and commitment, accomplished many victories for our community.
Joan kept a watchful eye on Camp Springs to ensure that the county enforced its own property standards. Instead of complaining, Joan jumped into action by taking photos of areas where people dumped trash and of properties that were not being properly cared for. She sent documentation to the county until the problems were resolved. She attended hearings and volunteered for numerous community activities including the annual National Night Out, neighborhood clean ups, and the Camp Springs Boys & Girls Club Parade. Joan was also an active member of the District V Citizens Advisory Council where she represented the Camp Spring Civic Association. Wherever Joan was asked to serve, she complied.
Today we lost a true community activist. We will miss our colleague and friend. We will miss Joan’s beautiful smile, quiet spirit, strength and determination that she held onto until the very end. In the words of Emily Dickenson, “Because I could not stop for death, he kindly stopped for me. The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.”
May God Bless You All.
The Camp Springs Civic Association
Joan participating in the Camp Springs Boys & Girls Club Parade