Caroline Appoints New Director of Public Works
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Caroline Appoints New Director of Public Works

The Caroline County Commissioners today announced the appointment of Ryan White as the Director of the Department of Public Works. White will be accepting leadership from previous Director Charles Copper, who retired earlier in June. “As a resident of Caroline County for more than 20 years, I’m familiar with the County’s infrastructure and am invested in our community,” said White. “I’m looking forward to bringing everything I’ve learned over my career back to Caroline County.”…

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Cecil Dept of Emergency Services Launches “Ready Cecil” App

The Cecil County Department of Emergency Services (DES) today announced the official launch of the Ready Cecil preparedness mobile application. The app was specifically designed to encourage the residents of Cecil County to be prepared and protect themselves and their loved ones in the case of a disaster. The app includes a module that will help community members create and share personalized family emergency plans and identify and gather the necessary supplies. Residents will be…

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Danielle McCray Sworn in as New City Council Member

Danielle McCray yesterday was officially sworn in as the new District 2 City Council member, filling the seat vacated by Brandon Scott when he became council president. https://twitter.com/mayorbcyoung/status/1138519088492371968 https://twitter.com/kimdaceywbal/status/1138511050633093120 McCray, 34, emerged from a field of 22 candidates who applied for the position. A 13-member Vacancy Nominating Committee made up of current council members and community leaders from the 2nd district recommended her for the position. According to The Baltimore Sun: "I’m honored to be…

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Carroll to Brief Community on Code, Commissioner, and Charter Forms of Local Government

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners (BOC) will host a forum to inform county residents on the three types of local government in Maryland. The panel will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2019; at 7:00 PM in Room K100 at Carroll Community College. In January 2019, the commissioners chose to investigate and learn about code home rule and charter forms of government (Carroll currently operates under a commission form of government). This educational forum marks…

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Washington County’s Clean Street Sweeper Program Hits Major Milestone

The Washington County Division of Environmental Management recently announced that the Clean County street sweeper is well on its way to hitting the million-pound milestone. In just four months, the street sweeper has collected over 500,000 pounds of debris and trash. This collection effort is part of the Clean County Initiative that promotes Clean Streets, Clean Streams, Clean County. According to a press release: County Administrator Rob Slocum commented on the achievement of this milestone, "In a few short months,…

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Feds Grant Talbot $5.5M for Easton Airport Runway Extension
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Feds Grant Talbot $5.5M for Easton Airport Runway Extension

Maryland U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin today announced $5.55 million in federal funding for the Easton Airport (Easton/Newman Field) through the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The grant will fund the first phase, including land acquisition, of a project to shift and extend one of the airport’s runways to meet demand. The Airport is owned and operated by Talbot County, which has been working toward this extension…

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Baltimore County Unveils Open Budget Platform

New Platform Brings Unprecedented Transparency to the Baltimore County Budget. Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski today unveiled a new open budget platform where residents can view detailed information about the County’s budget, bringing a new level of transparency to how the County spends taxpayer dollars. According to a press release: “An open, transparent government is an accountable government. We can better serve the residents of Baltimore County by ensuring they have access to information about where…

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Wash and Learn Initiative Transforms Laundromats Into Libraries

The Wash and Learn Initiative Baltimore seeks to transform laundromats in Baltimore into access points for digital learning and community development. The Enoch Pratt Free Library, which serves the residents of Baltimore with locations throughout the city, today announced The Wash and Learn Initiative Baltimore to transform laundromats into access points for digital learning and community development. The program provides computers, tablets, books, and educational resources in order turn laundromats into informal learning spaces where patrons can access…

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Montgomery County Recreation Earns NACo Achievement Awards

The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized two of Montgomery County Recreation’s (MCR) innovative programs with 2019 Achievement Awards. The award-winning MCR programs are Senior Planet Montgomery and the Summer Leadership Challenge. According to a press release: “These awards highlight the strength and diversity of our programming for youth and seniors at Montgomery County Recreation,” said MCR Director Robin Riley. “I am proud of our creative and hardworking staff’s work that resulted in this…

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#MACoCon Hotels Are Selling Out – Book Your Room TODAY!

MACo's 2019 Summer Conference is shaping up to be a big year! Our hotel blocks are already selling out - book yours today! See our list of preferred partners below! WINDS OF CHANGE MACo Summer Conference Roland Powell Convention Center Worcester County – Ocean City, Maryland August 14-17, 2019  BROCHURE  |  REGISTER   |  SPONSOR  |  HOTELS  |  MORE More than 2,500 people will attend this conference to discuss harnessing change in government and constituent services.…

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