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Elected officials, community leaders share congratulatory videos for BCPS Class of 2020

TOWSON, MD—With virtual graduation ceremonies less than a week away, nearly two dozen elected officials and community leaders have congratulated the BCPS Class of 2020 by offering well wishes and words of wisdom through videos posted online. Now, the community can do the same. The #DearBCPSGrads campaign gives everyone the opportunity to offer congratulations and remarks by sharing videos or …


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Olszewski to hold virtual town halls on COVID-19, budget

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced that he will be holding virtual town halls to discuss COVID-19 and the county budget. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, Olszewski will hold an online town hall to discuss the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. County Executive Olszewski, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Baltimore County Department of …


Baltimore County retains coveted triple-A bond rating

County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Tuesday that Baltimore County had retained its triple-A bond rating from all three major rating agencies, allowing the county to continue to issue bonds at the lowest possible interest rate. Moody’s Investor Service, Fitch Ratings, and S&P Global Ratings have each affirmed the county’s triple-A rating, making Baltimore County one of only 45 counties nationwide …

Councilman Marks names 2018 ‘Fifth District Citizens of the Year’

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Thursday he recipients of the Fifth District Citizens of the Year award for 2018. Councilman Marks created the Citizens of the Year program in 2011 to recognize outstanding community service or acts of valor by residents of the Fifth County Council district, which stretches from Towson to Kingsville. The Residents of Linwen Way On …

New Baltimore County Executive sworn in at Inauguration 2018

John Olszewski, Jr. was sworn in on Monday as Baltimore County’s fourteenth County Executive, vowing to create a more modern, transparent and open government. More than one thousand invited guests, elected officials, county employees, and members of the public celebrated the inauguration of local government officials in the executive, legislative and judicial branches. The inaugural ceremonies took place at Towson …

County Council recommends broadening mission of DPW

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday applauded the County Council’s passage of a charter amendment to broaden the mission of the Department of Public Works to include more transportation modes. Should voters adopt the amendment, the Department of Public Works would be charged with looking at how to accommodate not just highway users, but bicyclists, pedestrians, and those who …

Kamenetz budget proposal to fund free community college tuition

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced on Monday morning at CCBC Essex that his FY 19 budget proposal would include a request for a Baltimore County College Promise program. If approved by the County Council, the new scholarship program would begin with the Fall 2018 semester, and would cover tuition and mandatory fees at CCBC to enable eligible Baltimore County …

Baltimore County to create animal abuse unit within BCoPD

Preventing animal cruelty is quickly becoming a top priority in Baltimore County. Just one day after Council Members David Marks and Tom Quirk announced that they were introducing legislation to tighten the county’s animal welfare statute, officials announced on Thursday that Baltimore County would be creating a dedicated animal abuse unit within the Baltimore County Police Department. “In response to …