The Daily Record: A look at today’s Greater Baltimore region

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com on May 18, 2018. Construction cranes are prevalent throughout the Baltimore region these days — from downtown Baltimore to Towson, Columbia and beyond — and to many they are the most visible sign of changes afoot in Baltimore City and the surrounding counties....
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Statement from GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry on the passing of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz

What follows is a statement from Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry on the sudden passing of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kametez on May 10, 2018. “The Greater Baltimore Committee expresses its deepest condolences on the passing of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz,” said Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry. “He was a steadfast supporter of business and a great regional partner. The Greater Baltimore Committee enjoyed his … Continue reading

Statement from GBC President and CEO Donald C. Fry on Amazon briefing on HQ2

What follows is a statement from Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry, responding to Amazon briefing Baltimore officials on its HQ2 bid. “It’s clear that Amazon was impressed with Baltimore’s proposal and the many positive assets of high value in the city,” said Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry. “The GBC and leaders throughout the city will continue to highlight and promote these strengths … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee reaction to Baltimore Mayor Pugh’s decision to remove Police Commissioner Davis in favor of new leadership

Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry, responding to Mayor Pugh’s decision to make a change at the top level of the Baltimore Police Department said: “The Greater Baltimore Committee agrees with Mayor Catherine Pugh that public safety, reducing violent crime and homicides, and restoring trust between the neighborhoods and Baltimore Police Department must be the city’s top priority. The most basic responsibility of government is to provide … Continue reading

Statement from Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Baltimore not making list of 20 finalists for Amazon HQ2

What follows is a statement from Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry on Baltimore not making list of 20 finalists for Amazon HQ2. “The Greater Baltimore Committee and the entire business community are very disappointed that Baltimore was not selected for Amazon’s list of 20 finalists for a new second headquarters. Baltimore put together a very strong and competitive package that included an unparalleled location in Port … Continue reading

GBC statement on the Baltimore City Council vote approving illegal handgun legislation

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 vote today by the Baltimore City Council to approve legislation to strengthen penalties for illegal handgun possession. “The City Council’s passage … Continue reading

Read Don Fry’s testimony supporting legislation to strengthen penalties for illegal handgun possession

Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry submitted testimony July 25 to the Baltimore City Council in support of Council Bill 17-0111 – Weapons – Prohibiting Handguns Near Places of Public Assembly. Fry urges the council to support the proposed legislation. “This bill is intended to serve as a tool for police and prosecutors to get illegal guns off the streets. If passed, this bill would ensure that … Continue reading

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 limits as a new measure to prevent crime. “The Greater Baltimore Committee supports the proposal to strengthen penalties for illegal handgun … Continue reading

Statement by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding FOP Lodge 3 request to meet and discuss crime situation in Baltimore City

Below is the statement by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding the request by Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 to meet and discuss the crime situation in Baltimore City: “The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Task Force on Public Safety has met with senior FOP officials to discuss the public safety crisis in Baltimore. We are more than happy to continue our discussions … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee urges Baltimore City Council to support police budget needs to protect public safety and fight crime

The Greater Baltimore Committee has sent a letter to Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young and members of the City Council urging that they oppose proposed cuts to the Baltimore City Police budget and ensure police are adequately funded to do their jobs effectively at a time when the city is in the midst of a public safety crisis. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has proposed the need for … Continue reading

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