Meet the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2019 Next Up Class

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s second Next Up class opened its year of leadership training, professional and personal development and networking opportunities with a January 30 dinner at The Capital Grille. Interest in the program — which accepts individuals under age 40, employees of GBC member organizations, and identified and...

GBC announces February 25 Newsmaker Breakfast with Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison

The Greater Baltimore Committee announces a February 25, 2019 Newsmaker Breakfast featuring Baltimore Police Department Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced the appointment of Michael Harrison as Acting Police Commissioner, effective February 11, 2019. Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department. Michael Harrison was appointed Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) in … Continue reading

The Daily Record: Watchful eyes and high-tech crime tools for Baltimore

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on on January 17, 2019. If you were to travel up North Howard Street in Baltimore you might notice near Lexington Market an office midrise that’s been converted to new luxury apartments. But inside there’s more than apartments and lofts for city dwellers. The basement of the building also serves as the headquarters for Baltimore’s CitiWatch Operations Center, an important link in the city’s efforts … Continue reading

WBAL News Radio 1090: Reason for optimism in crime fight

Editor’s note: The following commentary aired on on January 11, 2019. Listen to the commentary. Baltimore received some good news on the crime front this week. First, Mayor Catherine Pugh tapped Michael Harrison, the current police chief for New Orleans, to be the city’s next police commissioner. Right now, all signs point to Chief Harrison as a good fit for Baltimore’s top cop position. Fortunately, on a recent trip to New Orleans … Continue reading

GBC announces February 20 Newsmaker Breakfast: Baltimore’s CitiWatch Surveillance Camera Program

Join the Greater Baltimore Committee on February 20, 2019 for a conversation about Baltimore’s CitiWatch surveillance camera program, which consists of 1,000 cameras throughout Baltimore City, with nearly 100 in the downtown area. The program has been instrumental in aiding the Baltimore Police Department in solving crimes and arresting the perpetrators in an effort to make Baltimore safer. Join the Greater Baltimore Committee to learn about the program, its successes and … Continue reading

The Daily Record: What to watch in Annapolis

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on on December 20, 2018. In three weeks, the 2019 session of the Maryland General Assembly will convene and with that will come many newly elected faces — 43 new members of the House of Delegates and 17 new state senators. The incoming crop of new legislators will comprise one of the largest freshman classes in years. Like all newly elected legislators these new … Continue reading

Kirwan Commission: Investing in Our Children’s Future

The following article was co-authored by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, and Bishop Douglas Miles, BUILD clergy co-chair, to highlight the importance of the work of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, also know as the Kirwan Commission. The commission’s work has been extended for another year by elected state leaders, with major legislative decisions not expected until the 2020 Maryland General … Continue reading

WBAL News Radio 1090: Future Employment Centers Need Transit Access

Editor’s note: The following commentary aired on on December 17, 2018. Listen to the commentary. State transportation officials recently confirmed what many argued when Baltimore’s Red Line project was killed. The decision to scrap the project, made after 13 years of steady work and progress, was a body blow to Baltimore and would set the city back decades in its quest to expand mass transit. Now, according to a report recently submitted … Continue reading