History of SCA

History of SCA

At the turn of the century, the village of Suitland had a general store, post office, churches and several houses.  On August 10, 1909, a large number of Suitland residents met at the home of Mr. George J. Hess and organized the Suitland Improvement Association of Maryland electing the following officers to serve one year: President Dr. C.M. Emmons, Vice President C.L. Jenkins, Secretary and Treasurer George J. Hess.  Committees were appointed and some idea of what the association hoped to accomplish was outlined by a brief talk by Dr. Emmons.  On November 17, 1950, the Suitland Improvement Association became incorporated by the State Tax Commission and later changed its name to The Suitland Citizens Association.  By 2002, this community lead organization revamped its name yet again and became known as the Suitland Civic Association.  As groups gathered for monthly meetings at the Water Tower located on Suitland Road, future plans for Suitland were discussed and revitalizing the neighborhood became a focal point for the community.

In 2010, the memberships growing desire for transparency and accountability led to the resignation of president Elsie Jacobs, vice president Margaret Rich and trustee Al Rich, when they failed/refused to produce requested documentation of their activities in the associations name.  Treasurer Sandra Attidore became the acting president pending an interim election and with the assistance of Elsie Conway, chairwoman of the bylaws committee, helped guide the association through those troubled waters. Mrs. Karen Anderson became the interim president and was subsequently elected for two full terms of office. From her first day in office to the present she has diligently worked to rebuild and reshape the associations leadership, community involvement and commitment to improving the quality of life for all the residents of Suitland.

The Suitland Civic Association wants you to know that this is a great time to live and invest in Suitland. Please join us as we carve out a prosperous future for our residents, our businesses, our children and our seniors.


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The Suitland Civic Association
P.O. Box 1117
Suitland, MD 20746
301-485-9766 or 240-441-6367

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