Statement of the Greater Baltimore Committee on the decision of Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. to step down and the selection of Senator Bill Ferguson to assume the role as Senate President

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) and its Board of Directors commend Senate President Mike Miller for more than 30 years of strong leadership for the citizens of Maryland. President Miller has been a forceful champion of the Senate as an institution and a key determinant in many significant debates...
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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 to work with on issues, but a man of his word. I have never known a more passionate legislator,” said Fry. … Continue reading

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 diminishing its vibrancy and economic potential. A comprehensive, data-driven strategy is essential to achieve sustained crime reduction. The Greater Baltimore Committee … Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, of “historic” agreement to keep Preakness in Baltimore

What follows is a statement by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding the agreement to keep Preakness in Baltimore: “This is a historic agreement that preserves two iconic traditions in the State of Maryland – the running of the Preakness at Pimlico and the horse racing industry. The City of Baltimore and the Stronach Group should be commended for their hard work and persistence in finding common ground … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee to host first Bridging the Gap Summit

The Daily Record: Greater Baltimore Committee to host first Bridging the Gap Summit By Daily Record Staff Aug. 28, 2019 The Greater Baltimore Committee will hold its first Bridging the Gap Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit Oct. 21 at the SMC Campus Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, 621 Lombard St. The event will feature nationally recognized expert Steve Robbins, who has assisted major corporations, including Disney, Walmart and … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee Says President Trump Needs to Come to Baltimore and See Why its Supporters are so Passionate

The Greater Baltimore Committee is extremely disappointed in President Donald Trump’s recent demeaning characterization on social media of Baltimore and his unfair attack on Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings, chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. “Baltimore is a great American city made up of hard-working residents and families that are extremely proud of its racial and ethnic diversity, world class educational institutions, top-notch medical research facilities, dynamic entrepreneurial culture … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee Announces New Categories for Annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

The Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) has opened the nomination period for its annual Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, which recognize minority and women-owned businesses in the Baltimore region. In addition, the GBC has created three new award categories to recognize the important contributions such enterprises are making to the communities and regional and state economy, and to acknowledge majority companies who support their success. “Women and minority-owned businesses are key … Continue reading

Statement by Donald C. Fry, GBC President and CEO, regarding Catherine Pugh’s decision to resign as Mayor of Baltimore City

What follows is a statement by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding Catherine Pugh’s decision to resign as Mayor of Baltimore City: “Catherine Pugh’s decision to resign as mayor of Baltimore today is in the best interest of the city. Her resignation provides Baltimore the opportunity to move forward without the distraction of the ongoing investigations and speculation as to leadership in City Hall. … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee’s Board of Directors Calls On Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to Resign

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Board of Directors today called on Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to tender her resignation as Mayor. The Board acknowledges Mayor Pugh’s current leave of absence for health reasons and expressed its best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. After considerable discussion and thought, the Board determined that Mayor Pugh no longer possesses the public trust or moral authority to lead the city due to concerns … Continue reading

Statement from GBC President and CEO Don Fry on the passing of House Speaker Michael Busch

Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry offered his thoughts on House Speaker Michael Busch. “He was respectful of legislators and advocates with divergent political philosophies and always made them feel that they had a fair chance to express their views,” Fry said. “He was always mindful of the importance of the General Assembly as an institution and the importance of maintaining the integrity of the body. Those traits … Continue reading