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  1. Commission for Women to present “Voices of Maryland Women” Forum

    Commemorates Women’s Equality Day 2016

    The Baltimore County Commission for Woman is hosting an issues forum and a commemoration ceremony to celebrate the 96th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. The event, co-hosted by the Maryland Commission for Women will take place the Towson Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library on Monday, August 29 at 6 p.m.

    The forum, “Voices of Maryland Women,” recognizes Women’s Equality Day, which is August 26, and will offer participants a chance to discuss issues and challenges that women still face and to explore ways to improve the lives of women. The Commission for Women plans to develop a report based on the forum with recommendations for improvements to local and state programs, legislation and policies. The report will be presented to the Baltimore County Executive and County Council, the Governor and members of the state legislature.

    The forum is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required at

    For more information people may call 410-887-2659, e-mail or visit the Commission’s website at

    Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:14:00 GMT
  2. County plans major pedestrian safety and traffic congestion improvements for Windsor Mill Road

    Project to widen roadway and add sidewalks 

    The Department of Public Works plans major improvements to Windsor Mill Road between Woodlawn Drive and Featherbed Lane to address decades-old pedestrian safety and traffic issues. If adjacent property-owners support the proposed changes, approximately a half-mile of Windsor Mill Road will be widened and sidewalks will be installed on both sides of the road in the next several years.

    “We are poised for progress to greatly improve traffic and safety on this busy section of Windsor Mill Road, providing safe walkways for students and other people walking in the community,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

    The proposed work will include widening the roadway from 22 feet to 36 feet and installing curbs, gutters and other necessary drainage improvements. The project is currently in the design phase, and tangible improvements are not anticipated for several years, pending a consensus of adjacent property owners. At that point, the County will negotiate right-of-way agreements with property owners, relocate utility poles and begin construction. Windsor Mill Road is currently funded only for design, and the project’s progress will hinge on local support. This is a capital project and there is no cost to the property owners.

    "I am very excited to see this project move forward. The installation of sidewalks will significantly improve the safety of everyone who travels on Windsor Mill Road, both pedestrians and drivers," said 4th District Councilman Julian Jones.

     Public meeting set for September 14

    To gauge community interest and support, the Department of Public Works will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, September 14 between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Woodlawn Community Center, 2120 Gwynn Oak Avenue, 21207.

    For more information, people may contact Rahee Famili or Angelica Daniel, Highway Design Division, Department of Public Works, at 410 887-3739 or send an email to or


    Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:51:00 GMT
  3. How to create 10,000 jobs

    Will Anderson, Director, Baltimore County Economic & Workforce Development 

    The 3,100 acres at Sparrows Point are rapidly living up to their potential as one of the most important job generators in the region. What did Baltimore County do to plan for this next generation jobs opportunity?

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Tradepoint Atlantic CEO Michael Moore discuss the vision for bringing 10,000 jobs back to Sparrows Point. Get a first-hand look at this massive project, based on the work of the Sparrows Point Partnership, a business advisory group spearheaded by Baltimore County consisting of port officials and business, real estate, manufacturing, logistics and distribution executives. 

    “We want to have good middle skill jobs available that pay a decent wage and have great benefits,” says County Executive Kamenetz. “We are trying to create that next generation of job opportunity at Sparrows Point.” 

    Watch video

    Learn more about Tradepoint Atlantic:

    Next Up Baltimore County explores what makes Baltimore County a great place to live and work. The show features interviews with local business leaders, entrepreneurs and educators and is produced by the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development.  In addition to online access, Next Up runs on Baltimore County cable channel 25 at the following times: Monday, 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Tuesday 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 9:00 p.m. Thursday 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. Friday 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.  Saturday 9:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.  Sunday 9:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.  

    Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:45:00 GMT
  4. Back to school events to offer free school supplies, resources

    3,000 free backpacks to be distributed at three locations

    School children from around Baltimore County are invited to celebrate the beginning of the new school year at three back-to-school events featuring free backpacks with school supplies (while supplies last) and resource fairs offering:

    • health information
    • Police officers, Fire personnel, fire engines, police cars, K-9 dogs, McGruff the crime dog, CPR demonstrations
    •  non-profit and community organizations

    The events are scheduled Tuesday, August 23 from 3 – 7 p.m. at these locations:

    Banneker Community Center
    27 Main Avenue
    Catonsville, MD 21228

    Randallstown Community Center 3505 Resource Drive
    Randallstown, MD 21133

    Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center
    323 Sollers Point Road
    Dundalk, MD 21222

    The Back to School events are co-hosted by the Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore Foundation, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. S. Dallas Dance.

    “Having grown up in Baltimore, I am grateful for the opportunity to use my success to make a difference for kids who are growing up in underserved communities. I want kids to know that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to, and to realize that a good education is the key to success,” said Kevin Liles, president and CEO of KWL Enterprises, a holding company that manages a portfolio of brands in talent management, brand development, marketing and philanthropy. 

    “I want to thank Kevin Liles and his foundation for their commitment to helping our students succeed in all aspects of their lives,” County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said. “These back to school events are a great opportunity for students to get engaged and start the school year on strong footing.”

    “Going back to school is an exciting time for students, parents, educators, and the whole community we know as Team BCPS,” said Dr. Dance. “We appreciate the partnership with County Executive Kamenetz and the Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore Foundation to help our students arrive at school next week excited and ready to learn.”

    About Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore:

    The mission of the Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore Foundation is to improve the quality of life for youth in the Greater Baltimore Area. The foundation provides youth with exposure to social, educational, economic, cultural and civic opportunities that they may not otherwise experience.

    Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:14:00 GMT
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