Education

Honeygo Elementary Principal Charlene Behnke celebrates retirement

PERRY HALL, MD—A local principal is celebrating her retirement. Honeygo Elementary School Principal Charlene Behnke is retiring from Baltimore County Public Schools, having helped open the doors at Honeygo Elementary in 2018 and having been with the school system for three decades. Behnke was also named 2019-20 BCPS Elementary Principal of the Year. “It’s obvious to anyone who has met …


Business, Police/Fire, Politics

Jay Ringgold, Baltimore County Emergency Management director, retires

TOWSON, MD—Jay Ringgold, Baltimore County’s Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, has retired after nearly 35 years of service with the Baltimore County Fire Department. The HSEM directorship is the second-highest rank in BCoFD, equivalent to Assistant Chief; and serving in that capacity made Ringgold the department’s highest-ranking African-American member. Ringgold joined BCoFD in 1985. Over the years he …


Baltimore County Director of Public Works Steve Walsh to retire

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Director of Department of Public Works Steve Walsh announced on Wednesday that he will retire from Baltimore County government, effective May 22nd. “Steve has been a steady hand, a thoughtful leader, and invaluable partner in our work to build a better Baltimore County,” said County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “On behalf of the people of Baltimore County, I …

Olszewski launches Age-Friendly Baltimore County initiative

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday launched the Age-Friendly Baltimore County initiative, an effort that aims to ensure all people, regardless of age, who live, work, play, raise their familie,s and age in Baltimore County do so with the best quality of life possible. “A better Baltimore County is one where all residents feel welcome and …

LAST HURRAH: PHHS principal recognized at retirement send-off

PERRY HALL, MD – A retiring local high school principal was honored on Tuesday in Nottingham. Councilman David Marks and BCPS Board Member Julie Henn recognized Andrew Last at his retirement party on Tuesday evening. Last has served as principal at Perry Hall High School for the past five years and is retiring from Baltimore County Public Schools. “I have …

Baltimore County Fire Chief Preis to retire December 31st

Baltimore County Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III announced on Thursday that he would  retire on December 31, 2018, to begin a new career in the private sector. At the request of County Executive John Olszewski, Jr., he will serve for several months as a transition advisor to the County Executive. Olszewski has named Assistant Chief Jennifer L. Aubert-Utz to …