Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on the Passing of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings

October 17, 2019 “The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Board of Directors and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Congressman Cummings. I had the great pleasure and honor of serving with Representative Cummings in the Maryland House of Delegates and found him to not only be an inspiring colleague...
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Position Statement on Public Safety in Baltimore and Support of the Use of Aerial Surveillance in Baltimore

Public safety is the top priority for the City of Baltimore. All crime, especially homicides and shootings, causes trauma and suffering to the families and communities plagued by these senseless acts of violence. Persistent violent crime rattles our city to its core, overshadowing its assets and positive attributes and...
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Paul A. Tiburzi: Working for a Greater Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following was published in The Daily Record on May 23, 2019 As the 33rd chair of the Greater Baltimore Committee I was privileged to speak at its recent annual meeting to highlight several new initiatives the organization has undertaken to ensure that the Greater Baltimore region...
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Vehicles for Change – Earning His Keys – Christopher White

Striving to improve outcomes for returning citizens with criminal backgrounds, the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) convened the Coalition for a Second Chance, bringing together experts from the nonprofit field, the business community, social service providers, governmental officials, and other stakeholders and recently releasing the report, “Opening Doors to a...
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GBC statement on the Baltimore City Council vote approving illegal handgun legislation

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Media Contacts: Mark Guidera, 410-727-2820 or 443-898-2320 (cell), or markg@gbc.org For RELEASE:  September 11, 2017 Statement from the Greater Baltimore Committee on the Baltimore City Council Vote Approving Illegal Handgun Legislation Below is a statement by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, on the...
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Statement from the Greater Baltimore Committee on proposed illegal handgun legislation in Baltimore City

Below is a statement by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, on the announcement today by Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young that legislation will be introduced Monday to strengthen penalties for illegal handgun possession in city...
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Large turnout marks annual GBC Golf Classic

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The Greater Baltimore Committee welcomed 92 players to its annual Golf Classic on July 12. The 2017 GBC Golf Classic, which was held at Greystone Golf Course in White Hall, featured 23 teams competing for best overall performance, longest drive, closest to pin, and hole-in-one prizes. Find out how the...
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GBC Testimony Presented to the Baltimore City Council on Proposal to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry testified before the Baltimore City Council’s Labor and Employment Committee on March 1, 2017 at a hearing about the $15 per hour minimum wage legislation which was introduced last year by Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke and other members of the...
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Greater Baltimore Committee’s statement on proposed legislation to increase minimum wage in Baltimore City

The Greater Baltimore Committee has serious concerns about proposed legislation by the Baltimore City Council that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, noting that the bill could have a wide range of negative economic consequences for the city. Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the...
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Greater Baltimore Committee’s “Call to Action” Report Outlines Recommendations to Remove Barriers and Expand Job Opportunities for Ex-Offenders

A new report by the Greater Baltimore Committee outlines specific initiatives that public and private sector employers and elected leaders can take to remove barriers to employment and expand job opportunities for men and women returning to society after incarceration. A key benefit to expanding job opportunities for these returning...
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