Don Fry Commentary in The Daily Record: Baltimore’s silent crisis: Fatal opioid overdoses

The Greater Baltimore Committee's Health Care Committee determined in 2018 that employers should play a key role in helping manage opioid use and abuse, particularly among employees and their families.
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Don Fry Commentary in BBJ: Baltimore mayor needs to spend $670M stimulus ‘gift’ wisely

It is time to thoughtfully and deliberatively leverage the “fiscal gift” and to take a holistic approach toward its spending. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in TDR’s Eye on Annapolis: Pandemic recovery and the state’s competitive edge

With the COVID-19 pandemic threatening the health of Marylanders and disrupting the economy, the 2021 session of the Maryland General Assembly is shaping up to be unique and challenging. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in The Daily Record: 5G technology is Maryland’s future

Improvements in connectivity and internet access are crucial for underserved populations that disproportionately rely on their wireless devices to apply for jobs, find information about health conditions, do homework and access government services. Continue reading

We Stand for Racial Equity, Justice and Peace

The GBC stands with all in the Greater Baltimore community and throughout the state and nation who demand justice for George Floyd and his family. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary in The Baltimore Sun: This is what we need from the next mayor

While the Greater Baltimore Committee does not endorse or financially support candidates for public office, we strongly believe that there are certain qualities that the next Mayor of Baltimore must possess to effectively lead the City in the midst of these uncertain times and unprecedented challenges. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary: Salvos over public safety in Maryland, Baltimore

In recent days, the debate in Annapolis over legislative proposals to address public safety concerns has become personal and emotional between Gov. Larry Hogan and legislative leaders. Continue reading

Don Fry Commentary on WBAL NewsRadio: A Winning Bet for Maryland Horse Racing

The facilities at Pimlico will receive a “face lift” and the Preakness Stakes will continue to be run annually in Baltimore – where it belongs. Continue reading

Baltimore Sun: Maryland transportation planning needs to include Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following op-ed appeared on BaltimoreSun.com on Jan. 6. By Donald C. Fry When state lawmakers convene in Annapolis this week for this year’s General Assembly session, transportation needs will be among many of the major topics up for debate. What happens could affect Marylanders — and more importantly the Baltimore region — for decades. Ensuring that residents and businesses have access to efficient and connected transportation networks is … Continue reading