Speakers at GBC’s 66th Annual Meeting to focus on Racial Equity and Social Justice

Thomas Friedman
Keynote Speaker Thomas L. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times, will focus his keynote speech on the importance of the racial equity and social justice movement.
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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. Continue reading

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

Author Thomas Friedman to be GBC’s 66th Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker

“Thomas Friedman is a highly respected voice in journalism today and will provide his global insight on how organizations like the GBC are vital to the changing dynamics of the economy, politics, the workplace,” said Donald C. Fry. Continue reading

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

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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