The Daily Record: Solving the public safety crisis in Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on TheDailyRecord.com on June 15, 2017. As I read a headline in one of the local newspapers this past weekend, I had a sense of déjà vu. It read: “Amid record violence, worried Baltimoreans see a city in crisis.” This view is shared widely in the article — by residents, community leaders, police and others — as they reflect on the terrible violence, largely gun-related, … Continue reading

GBC’s July 19 Newsmaker Breakfast with Dr. Sonja Santelises is SOLD OUT

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s July 19 Newsmaker Breakfast with Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, is sold out. At the event Santelisis will focus on the current state of affairs in BCPS, the structural deficit and steps taken to address the financial shortfall, short and long term. She will also discuss the strategy to improve the academic accomplishments of BCPS students. Learn more about the event … Continue reading

MTA’s Acting Administrator and CEO Kevin Quinn to speak at GBC’s Newsmaker Breakfast on June 21

Kevin Quinn, Acting Administrator and CEO of the Maryland Transit Administration, will speak at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s June 21 Newsmaker Breakfast, focused on the Maryland Transit Administration’s BaltimoreLink. The event is sold out. Quinn will focus on the final routes and changes of BaltimoreLink, its implementation and next transit developments for the Baltimore region. Learn more about the event here. About Kevin Quinn Kevin Quinn, Jr. has a background … Continue reading

GBC announces June 29 Breakfast Briefing: Best practices in diversity in the workplace

The Greater Baltimore Committee announces a June 29 Breakfast Briefing about best practices in diversity in the workplace. As part of the business community’s growing outreach efforts during Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month in June, learn and share best practices in diversity in the workplace. The conversation with Kate Bishop, MSSA, Education Coordinator for Chase Brexton’s LGBT Health Resource Center, will include the ways and whys of serving sexual … 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

Learn about and support Baltimore’s Property Assessed Clean Energy program on June 8

With the full support of the Baltimore City Council, Councilman Eric T. Costello announced in October 2016 that then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake signed legislation Costello authored to establish a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program in Baltimore. Thirty states and Washington, D.C., have already established PACE programs. The legislation will make Baltimore City the ninth largest jurisdiction in the nation, and largest in Maryland, to authorize a PACE program for its … Continue reading

The Daily Record: Rod Rosenstein and courage in public service

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com on May 18, 2017. If you were not familiar with who Rod J. Rosenstein was a few weeks ago, chances are you certainly are now. He is, of course, the deputy attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice who on Wednesday shook up Capitol Hill and the White House by naming former FBI Director Robert Mueller III as a special prosecutor … Continue reading

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