Maryland Board of Public Works – April 21, 2021 Agenda

Maryland’s Board of Public Works (BPW) reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies – many of which have an effect on county governments. The BPW is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. It meets on alternating Wednesdays and the meetings are open to the public. The meeting will be held in Governor’s Reception Room on the 2nd floor of the State House in Annapolis. Note: In light of the COVID-19 epidemic,…

Comments Off on Maryland Board of Public Works – April 21, 2021 Agenda
General Assembly Passes MACo Broadband Initiative

The Maryland General Assembly today passed SB 824 / HB 1328 – Economic Development – Broadband Providers – Joint Trenching and Fee (Building Out Broadband Act of 2021), MACo's Legislative Initiative that will help close the digital divide by enhancing incentives and orchestrating opportunities for broadband deployment across the state. Weaknesses in current broadband internet service occur in every jurisdiction, due to both geography and demography – too many Marylanders have been left on the…

Comments Off on General Assembly Passes MACo Broadband Initiative
Maryland Tech Council Receives Grant to Expand Business Continuity Task Force

The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) will receive $378,000 in federal CARES Act grant funding to expand its Business Continuity Task Force. The grants will be used to assist more entrepreneurs in Maryland as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have an strong economic impact. Awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the grant will allow for small to mid-size businesses in Prince George’s County, Baltimore County, and the Baltimore City o apply online to be matched with…

Comments Off on Maryland Tech Council Receives Grant to Expand Business Continuity Task Force
April 7 Board of Public Works Meeting: What Counties Need to Know

The Board of Public Works (BPW) considered and approved the following requests and recommendations in its April 7, 2021 meeting. This is not a comprehensive list of all considerations and approvals during the meeting. Allegany A request to enter into a grant agreement for a $5,000 grant to the Board of Directors of the Cumberland History Cemetery Organization, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of informational…

Comments Off on April 7 Board of Public Works Meeting: What Counties Need to Know
Baltimore Mayor Names Third Deputy, Focusing on Equity and Quality of Life
Faith Leach, chief of staff at JPMorgan Chase & Co Foundation, has been named Deputy Mayor for Equity, Health and Human Services for Baltimore City (Image: Baltimore City)
Baltimore Mayor Names Third Deputy, Focusing on Equity and Quality of Life

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced that he would be appointing Faith Leach as his third deputy mayor, charging her with the oversight of equity of quality of life issues in the City, among other critical responsibilities. Faith Leach, Baltimore City Deputy Mayor for Equity, Health and Human Services (Image: Baltimore City) As reported by the Baltimore Business Journal, Leach currently serves as the chief of staff at the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Foundation. As deputy…

Comments Off on Baltimore Mayor Names Third Deputy, Focusing on Equity and Quality of Life
Mayor Scott Committed to ‘Total Reimagining’ of Downtown Baltimore
Brandon Scott
Mayor Scott Committed to ‘Total Reimagining’ of Downtown Baltimore

Mayor Brandon Scott cast his vision for reinventing Baltimore's downtown - it includes working with private and public partners to create a more vibrant and modern city in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As reported by the Baltimore Business Journal, Mayor Scott stressed the critical timing of invigorating downtown Baltimore, following the economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Scott spoke to T. Rowe Price and Bank of America, stressing to them the…

Comments Off on Mayor Scott Committed to ‘Total Reimagining’ of Downtown Baltimore
State Announces $300 Million to Boost Broadband Access

The State will dedicate $300 million to help close the digital divide by making major investments in broadband technology across Maryland. The funding is part of a bipartisan budget agreement to allocate more than $3.9 billion in federal funding that the State expects to receive through the American Rescue Plan Act. The funding includes $128 million to improve network infrastructure, $75 million for service fee and device subsidies, and $45 million for municipal broadband grants. MACo…

Comments Off on State Announces $300 Million to Boost Broadband Access
Maryland Board of Public Works – April 7, 2021 Agenda

Maryland’s Board of Public Works (BPW) reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies – many of which have an effect on county governments. The BPW is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. It meets on alternating Wednesdays and the meetings are open to the public. The meeting will be held in Governor’s Reception Room on the 2nd floor of the State House in Annapolis. Note: In light of the COVID-19 epidemic,…

Comments Off on Maryland Board of Public Works – April 7, 2021 Agenda
March 24 Board of Public Works Meeting: What Counties Need to Know

The Board of Public Works (BPW) considered and approved the following requests and recommendations in its March 24, 2021 meeting. This is not a comprehensive list of all considerations and approvals during the meeting. Allegany A request from the Department of Natural Resources to commit $150,000 from the Program Open Space funding allocated to Allegany County for new artificial turf at Mountain Ridge High School (Item 1A of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property…

Comments Off on March 24 Board of Public Works Meeting: What Counties Need to Know
Baltimore City Announces Chief Data Officer, Broadband and Digital Equity Director

Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott today announced two appointments for Chief Data Office and the City's first Director of Broadband and Digital Equity. Mayor Scott announced Justin Elszasz, currently the Deputy Director and Analytics Lead for the Mayor’s Office of Performance & Innovation, will serve as the administration’s Chief Data Officer. Jason Hardebeck has been appointed as the City’s first Director of Broadband and Digital Equity. Elszasz and Hardebeck officially assume their roles in the…

Comments Off on Baltimore City Announces Chief Data Officer, Broadband and Digital Equity Director
Close Menu