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Governor Moore signs executive order establishing Longevity Ready Maryland initiative

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week signed an executive order (PDF) establishing the Longevity Ready Maryland initiative, directing the Maryland Department of Aging to prioritize the well-being of older people, people living with disabilities, and caregivers across all of state government, proactively addressing the needs arising from a growing older adult population. “Our administration made a commitment to honor the …


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County Executive Olszewski to chair Baltimore Regional Transportation Board

BALTIMORE, MD—The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board named Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski as FY24 Chair in a June 27 vote. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will serve as Vice Chair, a position Olszewski held in FY23. “Expanding access to accessible, equitable, reliable, and resilient transportation is essential in building a stronger, more connected Baltimore region,” says Olszewski. “It is an …


Governor Moore conducts swearing-in ceremony for cabinet members

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Wes Moore on Thursday delivered the oath of office in the official swearing-in ceremony of the Moore-Miller Administration’s cabinet secretaries, marking the most diverse cabinet in the state’s history. Governor Moore was joined by Lt. Governor Aruna Miller for the ceremony. “This is a proud day for our administration as we keep our promise to all …

Governor Hogan proclaims Walktober 2022, encourages Marylanders to walk for health, recreation, transportation

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Noting the benefits to health and well-being that come from walking—Maryland’s official state exercise—Governor Larry Hogan this week issued a proclamation recognizing the third annual statewide celebration of Walktober, including a month-long schedule of events and webinars. The governor also noted that this Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, is annual Walk Maryland Day and encouraged residents to walk for health, …

Second annual Walktober begins in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued a proclamation designating October as “Walktober” in recognition of Maryland’s official exercise—walking—for its health, recreation, and transportation benefits. The second annual month-long celebration includes Maryland’s seventh annual Walk Maryland Day on October 6, as well as a Walktober webinar series focused on pedestrian safety, access, and health. “During the COVID-19 emergency, many Marylanders …

Olszewski announces former Blue Water Baltimore Executive Director as new Chief Sustainability Officer

TOWSON, MD—On the first day of Earth Week 2021, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that Jennifer Aiosa will serve as Baltimore County’s new Chief Sustainability Officer, where she will lead the County’s efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change and to promote enterprise-wide sustainability initiatives. “Leaders at all levels have a responsibility to protect our environment for …

Governor Hogan: Maryland finishes in top ten for 2020 Census response

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that Maryland finished ninth in the nation for response to the 2020 Census. More than 2.2 million households were counted, representing a total of 99.9 percent of the state’s population. “Our administration is proud that even amid all of this year’s challenges, Marylanders stepped up with one of the country’s leading response rates …

Maryland Department of Health encourages residents to participate in annual Walk Maryland Day events

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health is encouraging Marylanders to take part in today’s 6th annual Walk Maryland Day through planned walks across the state, while maintaining social distancing and wearing face coverings. The event is a highlight of the state’s month-long celebration of “Walktober,” which focuses on Maryland’s official exercise. Walk Maryland Day 2020 urges all Marylanders to Walk …