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 →
Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com 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 →
Editor’s note: The following commentary aired on wbal.com 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 →
The GBC welcomes the following new members: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP United Medical Care Weinberg Harris & Associates, Inc. Learn about the GBC or to join, call 410-727-2820.
The Greater Baltimore Committee announces its 2019 Legislative Priorities for the 2019 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly. View the priorities here.
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 →
Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com 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 →
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 →
Editor’s note: The following commentary aired on wbal.com 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 →