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Olszewski announces 2022 series of budget town hall meetings



TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced his fourth annual series of signature town hall meetings to discuss constituents’ ideas and priorities for Baltimore County’s FY23 budget.

Seven meetings, one for each Council district, will provide a forum for public discussion focused on future budget priorities and ensure that community members have the opportunity to provide input into the budget planning process.

“Creating the accountable, responsive government that the people of Baltimore County deserve requires hearing directly from the residents we serve,” said Olszewski. “I’m proud that we’ve made Baltimore County government more open than ever before and I look forward to our continued engagement of stakeholders in every community as we continue building a better Baltimore County together.”

From 2016-2017, only two people testified on Baltimore County’s budget.

In 2018, during his first year in office, Olszewski held the inaugural series of budget town hall meetings where over 2,000 residents attended, with hundreds sharing their priorities for the future of Baltimore County.

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olszewski administration has continued to hold the annual town hall meeting series—hosting virtual meetings to promote the safety and well-being of residents.

The Olszewski administration will begin this year’s town hall meetings virtually. Based on public health metrics, in-person options may be announced in the coming weeks.

Residents who are unsure which Council District they live in may use the online tool found here.

All Budget Town Hall Meetings will be livestreamed on Baltimore County Government’s YouTube page and Facebook page.

The schedule of the 2022 Budget Town Hall Meetings is available below:



2nd District Town Hall
Date/Time: Tuesday, January 25th; 6:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual via WebEx. Residents may also join by phone.

3rd District Town Hall
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 2nd; 6:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual via WebEx. Residents may also join by phone.

5th District Town Hall
Date/Time: Thursday, February 10th; 6:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual via WebEx. Residents may also join by phone.

7th District Town Hall
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 23rd; 6:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

6th District Town Hall
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 9th; 6:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

1st District Town Hall
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 16th; 6:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

4th District Town Hall
Date/Time: Thursday, March 24; 6:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

Additional information on Baltimore County’s 2022 Budget Town Hall series is available online at https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/townhalls.

Residents can sign up to testify or submit their ideas and priorities for Baltimore County’s FY23 budget in advance by emailing [email protected].

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