NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced a series of roundtable discussions focused on Baltimore County’s economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This pandemic has forced us to creatively rethink how government can best provide services to our families and businesses. As we plan our recovery, we must continue working together not just to rebuild our economy—but improve it,” Olszewski said. “These roundtables will allow us to work in partnership as we develop our roadmap to ensure Baltimore County comes out of this crisis this stronger, bolder, and better than before.”
To help plan Baltimore County’s long-term economic recovery, including the prioritization of funding from the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), Olszewski has formed an Economic Recovery Subcabinet to develop a holistic countywide plan that incorporates the needs of families, workers, and businesses.
Chaired by Department of Economic and Workforce Development Director Leonard Howie, the Subcabinet includes decision makers and subject matter experts from key County departments and offices, including Aging, Economic and Workforce Development, Health and Human Services, Planning, Government Reform and Strategic Initiatives, and Diversity and Inclusion.
As part of this process, the Subcabinet will host three roundtable meetings to hear from stakeholders about their vision for recovery.
Residents can submit their comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule for the Economic Recovery Roundtables are below:
- Business Recovery Roundtable: March 24th; 1 p.m.
- Individuals and Families Recovery Roundtable: March 31st; 4 p.m.
- Workforce Recovery Roundtable: April 1st; 12 p.m.
All Economic Recovery Roundtables will be livestreamed on Baltimore County Government’s YouTube page and Facebook page and will be broadcast on BCPS-TV (Channel 73 on Comcast Xfinity and Channel 34 on Verizon FiOS 34).