Business, Politics

Olszewski appoints Baltimore County’s first Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that Giuliana Valencia-Banks will serve as Baltimore County’s first Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator and Joel Beller will serve as Acting Director of Government Affairs. As the Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator – a newly created position – Valencia-Banks will be a part of Baltimore County’s Office of Community and Engagement and will …


Politics

County Council recommends broadening mission of DPW

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday applauded the County Council’s passage of a charter amendment to broaden the mission of the Department of Public Works to include more transportation modes. Should voters adopt the amendment, the Department of Public Works would be charged with looking at how to accommodate not just highway users, but bicyclists, pedestrians, and those who …


Kamenetz budget proposal to fund free community college tuition

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced on Monday morning at CCBC Essex that his FY 19 budget proposal would include a request for a Baltimore County College Promise program. If approved by the County Council, the new scholarship program would begin with the Fall 2018 semester, and would cover tuition and mandatory fees at CCBC to enable eligible Baltimore County …

Baltimore County website wins Best of the Web first place honor

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced on Thursday that the Baltimore County government website was named the first place winner in the prestigious “Best of the Web” competition hosted by the top national research and advisory institute on information technology for state and local government. “We are just delighted to win the number one distinction for local government websites,” said Kamenetz. …

Solar panels to be installed in Kingsville as part of Baltimore County project

Baltimore County officials revealed on Monday a plan to install solar panels in Kingsville and in three other locations in an effort to improve the county’s energy efficiency. The project will also help the county utilize more clean energy. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that county government will significantly reduce its electricity consumption, while greatly increasing its use of …