Business, Emergency Response, Government

Fire Chief Joanne Rund to be sworn in on Monday

TOWSON, MD – Joanne R. Rund will be sworn in on Monday, July 1 as Baltimore County Fire Chief. She becomes the first woman chief since the department’s founding in the late 1880s. A formal appointment ceremony be held at 1 p.m. in Patriot Plaza in Towson. Patriot Plaza is located between Bosley and Washington avenues and occupies the space …


Business, Government

Olszewski names Director of Budget and Finance

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday nominated Edward Blades to serve as the Director of Budget and Finance, a position that oversees formulation of the county budget and manages the county’s finances. Blades has served as Deputy Director of Budget and Finance since 2012, and has served in the county’s Office of Budget and Finance since …


Baltimore City, County to initiate review of water delivery system

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced on Monday that Baltimore City and Baltimore County would jointly initiate a comprehensive review of the business processes that govern the water delivery system that serves both jurisdictions. Residents of both jurisdictions receive water through a system managed by the Baltimore City Department of …

Seventeen schools win Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge

TOWSON, MD – Some 5,000 students and community volunteers have made Baltimore County a cleaner and greener place by participating in this year’s Team Baltimore County Public Schools Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge. County Executive Johnny Olszewski, BCPS Superintendent Verletta White, and Debbie Phelps – Executive Director of the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools – announced Thursday morning …

Olszewski unveils Baltimore County ‘open budget’ platform

TOWSON – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday 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. “An open, transparent government is an accountable government. We can better serve the residents of Baltimore County by ensuring they have access …

Councilman Marks: green space at Mount Vista, Honeygo to be off-limits to solar panels

KINGSVILLE, MD – Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Friday that he has secured assurances that Mount Vista Park and the green space at Honeygo Run Regional Park will be off-limits to solar panels. Baltimore County Government has put out a Request for Proposals to place solar panels on county properties. At Councilman Marks’ request, the Olszewski administration has …