Takoma Park City Council leaders recently honored Erwin Mack, head elder at Sligo church (Takoma Park, Md.), for his efforts in bringing faith communities together to work with business in order to improve the city. In a Proclamation, Mayor Kate Stewart referred to Mack as one of the most influential people in Takoma Park over the last 40 years. Mack is also known his efforts in pedestrian safety, including the installation of safety fencing in areas considered dangerous. He also served for a number of years as Chair of the Montgomery County Pedestrian, Bicycle and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee.
Another achievement of Mack’s, which brought practical benefits to many in the area, was petitioning the US Postal Service to change a zip code. The changed allowed a number of businesses operating in Takoma Park–but with a Prince George’s County address–to finally have Takoma Park in their address.
Sligo church leaders and members are proud of Mack’s outstanding achievements in the community, his commitment to practical Christianity and his untiring work to advance community interest in numerous ways.
-Story by Don McFarlane, Sligo’s Pastor for Administration and Adult Ministries