Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Mayor Scott’s Effort to Restart Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

The GBC encourages all agencies that were previously involved with the council to heed the Mayor's invitation to recreate the coordinating council.
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Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Baltimore Mayor Scott’s Violence Prevention Framework and Plan

Both prongs of this crime reduction strategy must be implemented simultaneously with equal commitment and intensity. Neither approach on its own will address the crime crisis in the city. Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Hogan Decision to Relocate State Employees to Downtown Baltimore

The relocation of state offices to the downtown business district will help to restore a vibrant and active downtown neighborhood. Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee on Baltimore Sun acquisition

Nonprofit ownership of the Baltimore Sun and its affiliated media properties should relieve some of the financial pressure that metro news organizations have been under to stay profitable as the digital revolution continues to disrupt the business model. Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President & CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Baltimore City Board of Estimates Decision to Terminate Persistent Surveillance Systems Contract

“The GBC continues to advocate and urge the Mayor and the Baltimore Police Department to use every tool and resource available to break the cycle of violent crime in the City of Baltimore.” Continue reading

Statement of Donald C. Fry, President and CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee, on Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr.’s Retirement from Politics

Senator Miller has been a remarkable public servant for Maryland and he retires with an historic political career that few in the state or nation can or will match. Continue reading