GBC Newsmaker Speaker Series: Census 2020 — The Regional Demographics & Baltimore City’s Declining Population

  • October 19, 2021
    8:30 am - 10:00 am

Baltimore Neighborhoods Census

You’re invited to join the Greater Baltimore Committee for a discussion on the recent release of the Census 2020 results, the changing population dynamics of the Greater Baltimore region and a “drill down” on the declining population of Baltimore City and its neighborhoods.


  • Seema D. Iyer, Ph.D — Associate Director, Jacob France Institute, University of Baltimore — will discuss specific population changes in Baltimore neighborhoods.
  • Annie Milli — Executive Director, Live Baltimore — will discuss housing inventory as a growth strategy and positive aspects of 2020 Census data.
  • Donald C. Fry — President & CEO of Greater Baltimore Committee — will provide an initial discussion of regional population and demographic changes over the past decades.

Materials to further the discussion:

University of BaltimoreSeema D. Iyer PhD is Associate Director and research professor for the Jacob France Institute (JFI) in the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business. Dr. Iyer oversees the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance at JFI, which is also part of the Urban Institute’s National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership of sites that provide longitudinal, community-based data on demographics, housing, crime, education and sustainability. Her research focuses on the role of planning and data sharing in community empowerment and collaborative public innovation processes. From 2016-2017, she served as a consultant to the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Information Technology on the city’s Open Data program.


Annie Milli, Live BaltimoreAnnie Milli is the Executive Director of Live Baltimore, a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) Residential Marketing Organization. A self-described “accidental urbanist,” Milli began her career as an art director and executive in the field of commercial advertising. She managed Live Baltimore’s marketing division from 2013 to 2017, during which time she helped lead Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s “Grow Baltimore” initiative. Milli later served on Baltimore City Public Schools’ Enrollment Taskforce, as Chair of its Marketing and Public Relations Work Group. She has also chaired Baltimore City’s Middle Neighborhoods Work Group on behalf of the Mayor’s Office. Milli is passionate about city living, data-driven solutions and achieving population growth in Baltimore City.

Event details:

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021; 8:30 a.m.

Where: Webinar via Zoom

*A personal, one-time link to join the webinar will be sent out via email to all registrants the evening prior to the event.

(If you do not receive your link by 4 p.m., October 18, please contact Tara Harris at

Cost: GBC members: $25, non-members: $50

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Please submit your questions for the panelists in advance using the event registration form.