A native of New Haven, Connecticut, C.C. Jenkins found himself making Arlington his home decades ago. C.C.’s extensive service record precedes him. C.C., a retired police sergeant, is an active member of the Arlington community, especially the Nauck neighborhood where he has served as the Facilities Manager at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Treasurer of the Nauck Revitalization Organization, and as an Arlington Housing Corporation Board member. His versatility and resourcefulness, as well as a personal commitment to the development, growth and stability of the neighborhood, drew him to BAJCDC several years ago. If he is not in Arlington serving the community, you can find Mr. Jenkins and his wife in the air –traveling to one of their favorite destinations.
Dr. Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr. currently serves as the Pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia. A concern for human welfare that reaches beyond the interpersonal to the systemic has consistently shaped his foundation for ministry. In support of those ideologies, Dr. Hamlin founded the BAJCDC in 1999. Dr. Hamlin has been on a personal mission to transform lives and the community through faith. Dr. Hamlin has served on numerous community, faith based and governmental boards, commissions, agencies and is currently Chair of the Arlington County Affordable Housing Study Working Group as well as a Commissioner and Vice-Chair for the Prince George’s County Maryland Housing Authority. As Chair Emeritus of the BAJCDC Board of Directors, he finds it his mission to encourage the Board in its mission and activities that will transform the community. Whenever Dr. Hamlin has a moment to spare, he enjoys reading, golfing, spending time with family and his two dogs.
Dr. Taylor is has been a Nauck resident for the majority of his life. His love for this neighborhood is transparent through his involvement in many community activities, boards and organizations in Arlington County and beyond. His love for BAJCDC is a personal commitment as Bonder & Amanda Johnson were his wife’s grandparents. To keep their name and spirit alive in this rapidly diversifying community is his goal, for if we don’t tell their story, it will fade off into nothingness. The BAJCDC in its entirety is a tribute, not only in name, but in its efforts to be that helping hand to the Nauck and surrounding communities. His biggest personal joy is seeing the Nauck community as a viable link to the history, growth and success of Arlington. Having the Nauck community seated at the table in planning its future is exactly what he’s been working towards for years, and he is not stopping. He’s still challenged that not enough Nauck residents are convinced that they do have a voice in the growth and direction of their neighborhood. His book titled “Bridge Builders of Nauck/Green Valley: Past and Present” features stories of residents of the community and the local and national contribution they have made. In Dr. Taylor’s free time, which is rare, you can find him traveling and enjoying the company of his wife of 63 years, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.