Business, Health, Police/Fire, Politics

Baltimore County STEP, ICARE programs recognized with national awards

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County has been honored with two awards from the National Association of Counties 2021 National Achievement Awards in recognition of innovative programs that modernize government and improve services for County residents, including for the County’s data-driven eviction prevention program. “We’ve built the best team in the State of Maryland, and I’m proud of the work they do every …


Business, Health, Politics

Olszewski highlights partnership with United Way for innovative eviction prevention program

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—In the latest effort to strengthen the safety net for families suffering economic losses as a result of the pandemic, Baltimore County and United Way of Central Maryland have partnered to help prevent evictions in vulnerable communities through the Strategic Targeted Eviction Prevention (STEP) pilot program. The first-of-its-kind effort in Maryland, Baltimore County’s STEP pilot program provided $4 …


BGE urges customers to take advantage of flexible payment options, energy assistance in advance of end of moratorium on service terminations on Nov. 15

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE this week reminded customers there are many payment and billing options and energy assistance programs available for those having difficulty keeping their accounts up to date. BGE officials say service terminations, which were suspended in March, are a last resort and many times, can be avoided, if customers contact them to discuss options before their accounts are in …

BGE donates $1 million toward COVID-19 relief in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—BGE is joining with Constellation and Exelon in making a commitment of $1 million to Maryland relief organizations and small businesses. The economic need for both during the current health crisis continues to increase, and these funds are being donated to help with the daily operations of these groups during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is part of more …

Olszewski creates advisory councils to advance equity, inclusion

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday issued an Executive Order creating a Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Community Advisory Council and Employee Advisory Council, both aimed at advancing equity and inclusion in Baltimore County and changing the culture of County government to consistently focus on equity in decision-making. The Executive Order also establishes a Policy Statement on Diversity, Inclusion …