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Baltimore County announces grant program to support Independence Day activities

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced a one-time grant opportunity to support County-based non-profit organizations hosting Independence Day events throughout Baltimore County. Administered by the Department of Economic and Workforce Development (DEWD), awards of up to $3,000 will be provided to support activities including parades, festivals, and/or fireworks, within Baltimore County. Eligible applicants must have filed a special …


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Baltimore County launches online appointment registry portal for senior food distribution, career center services

NOTTINGHAM, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced the addition of a new online registration system to support Baltimore County services, beginning with ongoing senior food distribution and virtual career center services. Additional online registration portals across departments will be introduced in the coming weeks and months. “This crisis has upended life in countless ways, and it requires our County …


Olszewski announces Baltimore County economic recovery roundtables

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 …

Baltimore County seeks open comment for Workforce Innovation And Opportunity Act Local Area Plan 2020-2024

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County is inviting public comment on the draft update to the County’s plan for delivering services under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The draft Baltimore County Local Workforce Area Plan 2020-2024 provides  updates to the previous 2016-2020 Baltimore County Local Area Workforce Plan, and identifies a 5-year strategic vision which outlines the County’s efforts to achieve …

Baltimore County to host small business webinar on executive orders

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and County officials will host a free webinar on Tuesday, December 1 to help small business owners and managers navigate the current reality of operating businesses staying up-to-date with state and local executive orders. The webinar will also educate attendees on additional resources such as loans and grants that are available. “Deciphering Current Executive …

Olszewski announces new funds to support public schools, expand restaurant support

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday provided an update on Baltimore County’s ongoing response to the pandemic, announced new support for public schools as they prepare for an eventual safe return to in-person instruction, and provided details on new efforts to expand direct relief for restaurants. “As the weather turns colder and people are spending more time indoors, it …

Olszewski announces legislation to support Baltimore County workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced plans to introduce prevailing wage and local hiring legislation to support Baltimore County’s workforce and ensure workers hired for County-funded capital improvement projects receive competitive and fair wages. Baltimore County would join the state of Maryland, as well as four local jurisdictions—Baltimore City, Charles County, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County—that currently …

Olszewski nominates former state labor secretary to lead Department of Economic and Workforce Development

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday nominated Leonard J. Howie III to serve as the County’s Director of Economic and Workforce Development. Howie, who formerly served as Maryland Secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR), brings more than 30 years of management experience and more than a decade in senior leadership roles in state and …