Mayor Scott Establishes New Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement

Today, Mayor Brandon Scott announced the creation of a new office designed to coordinate city agencies and community partners in the fight against violence in Baltimore. The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (MONSE) will create cross-agency goals that engage law enforcement agencies such as the Baltimore Police Department and the State's Attorney's Office, in addition to city agencies such as the Health Department and Recreation and Parks. MONSE will be taking a more…

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Mayor Scott Appoints Dana P. Moore as Baltimore’s First Chief Equity Officer
Dana P. Moore (photo courtesy of Baltimore City)
Mayor Scott Appoints Dana P. Moore as Baltimore’s First Chief Equity Officer

Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott today announced the appointment of current Acting City Solicitor, Dana P. Moore, to serve as the City's first Chief Equity Officer, a cabinet-level position. As Chief Equity Officer, Moore will work closely with the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer to ensure city government operates through a framework of equity across all agencies, boards, and commissions. She will help city agencies shape their equity platforms, offer guidance, and ensure compliance with…

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Howard County Corrections Director Jack Kavanagh Retires After 18 Years of Service
Jack Kavanagh
Howard County Corrections Director Jack Kavanagh Retires After 18 Years of Service

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced Jack Kavanagh, Director of the Department of Corrections, is retiring after 18 years of service to Howard County, and more than four decades of public service in the correctional field. Kavanagh has worked for Howard County since 2003 and has served as the Director of the Department of Corrections since 2008. “Jack is an outstanding public servant, and his expertise and thoughtful approach will be missed in Howard County,”…

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The 2021 County Government Salary Survey Is Here!

The Maryland Association of Counties salary survey includes over 120 county government positions, including elected, appointed, and management staff.  Every year, MACo collects information on salaries, benefits, and pensions of county government employees to MACo. The data shared forms the basis for the annual salary survey. Find links below to each portion of the 2021 survey. Complete Report of County Employee Salaries, Health Benefits & Pensions County Employee Salaries County Employee Health Benefits County Employee…

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County Executive Hornberger Announces Key Appointments

Cecil County Executive Danielle Hornberger named several important members of her administration on Tuesday night. Former County Council Member Dan Schneckenburger will serve as as the County’s Director of Administration.  Schneckenburger represented District Three on the Council from 2014 to 2018 after serving as Vice Chair of the Cecil County Chartering Committee in 2010 and the Cecil County Strategic Planning Committee in 2012. “I am honored to be appointed by the County Executive to serve as…

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Montgomery Council Elects Tom Hucker as President, Gabe Albornoz as Vice President

The Montgomery County Council today unanimously elected Council Member Tom Hucker as president and Council Member Gabe Albornoz as vice president of the Council. They will serve one-year terms as officers of the Council. "We will take the lessons we learned this year to guide us as we climb out of this unexpected disaster and come back stronger and better prepared for the future," said Hucker. "By this time next year, our county will be…

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Preview the 2021 Session “Big Picture”

A compilation of Issue Papers previews major fiscal and policy issues facing the General Assembly in the year ahead. This year’s report also includes a special section devoted to issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource is a handy guide to the top issues that your legislators will be tackling in 2021 – a great preparation document for county officials in advance of meetings with their local Delegations. Developed by the Department of Legislative…

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Harford Names Dr. David Bishai as County Health Officer
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Harford Names Dr. David Bishai as County Health Officer

Harford County has named Dr. David Bishai as the new County health officer, following the retirement of Dr. Russell Moy in September. Dr. David Bishai has been appointed as Harford County's new health officer following recommendations from the County Council and will officially begin his duties on January 1, 2021. Bishai hops to continue the success of Harford County's Health Department, as it is "one of only a few accredited health departments in the nation,"…

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County Ballot Questions: Here’s What We Know

Across Maryland, voters considered a number of ballot questions concerning county governance and structure. Here, Conduit Street provides the latest results for each county-specific ballot question. Allegany, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Charles, Dorchester, Garrett, Harford, Kent, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's, Somerset, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties did not present voters with any county-specific ballot questions. Vote totals and percentages in this article are based on unofficial results of the Maryland State Board of Elections as of Thursday, November 5,…

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