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Meachum appointed to ACS board

Thomas MeachumThomas M. Meachum, a partner with Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr LLP in Columbia, has been appointed secretary of the Association of Community Services of Howard County. ACS is a network of organizations and individuals serving Howard County residents across the spectrum of health and human services.

Meachum, who has more than 30 years of experience in the legal field, specializes in zoning and development law, general real estate, employment law, estate litigation and alcohol beverage licensing. He advises real estate clients in matters including special exceptions, rezoning, conditional uses, waiver applications, development, variances, real estate contracts, title issues and covenants, and provides general counsel to companies and individual employees on employment matters.

Meachum is also a member of the board of directors of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and chair of ACS’s Fund Development Committee. He is a board member of the Pro Bono Resource Center, a member of the Howard County Rural West Advisory Commission, and a volunteer driver for Neighbor Ride.

He is a graduate of Leadership Howard County, a former president of the Howard County Bar Association and the Arc of Howard County, and chair of the Leadership Development Committee of the Arc. Meachum has served as a member of the board of governors of the Maryland State Bar Association and on two separate Howard County charter review commissions.

Meachum earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College.