Wednesday, May 17, 2023

An Update from the Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services (CECS)

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Dear Community Leaders and Members of Anne Arundel County,

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 18, the County Council will host its last public hearing on the proposed FY24 budget at 7:00 pm at Crofton High School. We encourage your active engagement to ensure the final adopted FY24 budget reflects our shared commitment to funding our future.

The Office of Planning and Zoning has posted its first annual progress reports on implementing Plan2040 and the Green Infrastructure Master Plan. An additional 840 acres of land have been conserved in the Green Infrastructure Network. This is significant progress toward conserving an additional 5,000 acres of land in the Network by 2030, representing 30% of the County land area. 

Finally, I want to highlight that applications for the Stakeholder Advisory Committees for regions 1, 3, and 9 have launched today. Individuals interested in serving on the second round of Region Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committees may visit to get started.

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Vincent Moulden

Office of the County Executive

Director, CECS

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Anne Arundel County Launches Stakeholder Advisory Committee Applications for Regions 1, 3, 9

County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Office of Planning and Zoning announced the launch of applications for individuals interested in serving on the second round of Region Plan Stakeholder Advisory Committees (SACs) covering Regions 1, 3 and 9. 

“Stakeholder Advisory Committees ensure that residents and business owners have a say in the future of their communities” said County Executive Steuart Pittman. “I look forward to their leadership as we continue through the region planning process.”

Read the full announcement.

Anne Arundel County Announces Partnership with Bird to Promote Sustainable Commuting on Bike to Work Day

On Thursday, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley will arrive by bike or scooter at 8:00 am at Susan B. Campbell Park near Annapolis City Dock to welcome cyclists participating in the annual Bike to Work Day event. The County Executive and Mayor will ride to the park to celebrate the day and announce the county’s new partnership with Bird, to bring e-bikes and e-scooters to more locations in the county.

Read the full announcement.

Anne Arundel County Releases Draft Zoning Maps, Zoning Change Applications For Regions 2, 4, 7

County Executive Pittman and the Office of Planning and Zoning (OPZ) invite the public to review the draft updated zoning maps for Regions 2, 4 and 7. Property owners can also apply for zoning changes until June 1, 2023.

“Land use and zoning are important aspects of ensuring smart development and building a more equitable and sustainable future,” said County Executive Pittman. “I strongly encourage the public to take part in this opportunity to have a say in the future of their communities.”

Areas under zoning review include:

  • Region 2 includes the west County communities of Jessup, Annapolis Junction, Laurel, Maryland City, parts of Hanover, the Patuxent Research Refuge, and Fort George G. Meade.
  • Region 4 covers the Broadneck peninsula and the Lake Shore peninsula, and includes the communities of Pasadena, Gibson Island, Severna Park, Arnold, Cape St. Claire, and Broadneck.
  • Region 7 includes the communities of Greater Annapolis, Parole, Riva, Annapolis Neck, Bay Ridge, and Highland Beach.

Read the full announcement.

Department of Aging and Disabilities Announces Call for Artists for the 2023 Artists Without Limits Exhibit

The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues (CODI), and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County announce a call for artists for the 2023 Artists Without Limits Art Exhibit. Submissions are open to Anne Arundel County residents of all ages with disabilities. Entries must have a maximum of 24 inches in all directions. 

The deadline for entries is Monday, May 22, 2023. Interested artists can submit an online application here. For more information, please contact the CODI by calling 410-222-4383 or sending an email to Vickie Martin at [email protected].

Read the full announcement.

Click here to view the virtual workshop dates/times and register for in-person and virtual sessions.

How do you embrace your mental health?

National Mental Health Awareness Month is in May and we invite you to join County Executive Pittman in raising awareness. Take a photo of what you do to embrace your mental health and share it with our Department of Health in support of this year's Mental Health Awareness Be Green. Be Seen. campaign.

The Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management and the Anne Arundel Community College are hosting HERricane, a summer camp program dedicated to developing and elevating women as leaders in emergency management. This free week-long camp raises awareness of the emergency management profession and related fields by providing lectures, hands-on activities, and certifications for girls ages 16-22.

The camp will be held the week of July 10-14, 2023, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the following locations:

  • Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management in Glen Burnie
  • Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold.

To learn more about this opportunity, please click here.

Serve on a Board or Commission

The County Executive's Office is seeking individuals to serve on a variety of county boards and commissions. The volunteer work done by these boards and commissions is an essential part of our efforts to make Anne Arundel County The Best Place - For All.

Below is a highlight of some vacant positions on some of our boards and commissions. To see a full list of vacancies or to apply, please visit

Animal Welfare Council

The Animal Welfare Council, created by Executive Order Number 15, is committed to the goal of promoting the sensitive and humane treatment of domestic animals and wildlife in Anne Arundel County.

Veterans Affairs Commission

The Odenton Town Center Advisory Committee advocates for the goals and objectives of the Odenton Town Center.

For this vacancy, the applicant must live or work in Odenton.

Police Accountability Board

The Police Accountability Board was established to work with law enforcement agencies to review, provide policy advice and report on disciplinary matters stemming from public complaints about police misconduct.

For this vacancy, the applicant must complete the required supplemental application.

Odenton Town Center Advisory Committee

The Odenton Town Center Advisory Committee advocates for the goals and objectives of the Odenton Town Center.

For this vacancy, the applicant must live or work in Odenton.

Planning Advisory Board

The Planning Advisory Board makes advisory recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Officer and the County Council relating to the Master Plan, the zoning maps, and rules and regulations relating to zoning.

For this vacancy, the applicant must reside in Councilmanic District 1.

Opportunities for Public Comment

County Council Meeting - May 18, 2023

Below is a list of legislation receiving a public hearing at the upcoming County Council meeting. Let your voice be heard during the public comment period for each of these!

Resolution 17-23: RESOLUTION increasing the rate of transfer tax on a written instrument conveying title to real property or a leasehold interest in real property when the consideration paid or to be paid for the conveyance is $1,000,000 or more

Bill 26-23: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Annual Budget and Appropriation Ordinance of Anne Arundel County

Bill 27-23: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Tax Levies – Special Community Benefit Districts, Shore Erosion Control Districts, and Waterways Improvement Districts

Bill 28-23: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Tax Levies – Arundel Gateway Special Taxing District

Bill 29-23: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Tax Levies – Arundel Mills Special Taxing District

Bill 30-23: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Tax Levies – Dorchester Special Taxing District

Please note: the legislation scheduled to be heard at the next County Council meeting is subject to change. Click here for an up-to-date list and to see other legislation that has been introduced but is not scheduled for a hearing at the next meeting.

AACPS Comprehensive Redistricting Process

Comments accepted through May 31, 2023

An interactive web tool is available online for members of the public to review and comment on a pair of potential redistricting scenarios developed in the first phase of a comprehensive redistricting initiative that will span the next three years.

Users can see school assignments for their residence and how they may be impacted in either scenario. A dropdown in the upper right corner allows users to translate the entire page into Spanish.

The web tool can be accessed through a link here.

Plan Your Community

Comments are accepted through June 30.

The Office of Planning and Zoning (OPZ) has created interactive online Feedback Maps for Regions 1, 3, and 9. Access the digital maps, where you can identify places you love and places you'd like to see improved in Regions 1, 3, and 9.

For more information on the Region Plan process or to access the maps, visit:

Grant Opportunities

Need help finding grant opportunities? Visit the Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library to access free resources! 90% of U.S. Foundations don’t have websites, but you can find information about these funders with Foundation Directory Online Professional, a fundraising database where nonprofits can find potential funders targeted to their project areas. Or search Grants to Individuals, a database with information on more than 10,000 foundations that give grants or scholarships to individuals. As a Funding Information Network partner, the library offers quarterly events about grants and nonprofits. You can also sign up anytime for a One-on-One Training to learn the basics of searching these resources. Find the right funders for you, so you have the best chance to win your grant! 

Subdivision Application Meetings

Residents can view a calendar of upcoming meetings in their area, review site plans and other documents, attend virtual meetings, watch previously recorded meetings, and provide public comments directly to the Office of Planning and Zoning - all through the new Community Meetings website. See a partial list of upcoming meetings below and click here for more details and to view the full calendar.

Key School

Property Location:

534 Hillsmere Drive

Annapolis, MD 21403

Meeting Date: 2023-05-17

In-Person | Time:  6:30 PM

300 Old County Road

Property Location:

300 Old County Road

Severna Park, MD 21146

Meeting Date: 2023-05-18

In-Person | Time:  7:00 PM

Thirty-One (31) Whites Road

Property Location:

31 Whites Road

Severna Park, MD 21146

(@ the B&A RR Bike Trail Greenway)

Meeting Date: 2023-05-18

Virtual | Time:  6:00 PM

Imogene Brown Property

Property Location:

1140 Sunrise Beach Road

Crownsville, MD 21032

Meeting Date: 2023-05-22

In-Person | Time:  6:00 PM

Shoreham Beach I SPS Force Main Upgrade; Shoreham Beach I & II SPS Upgrade

Property Location:

3906 Dogwood Trail |

4238 Carvel Lane | Shoreham Beach Road

Edgewater MD 21037

Meeting Date: 2023-05-22

In-Person | Time:  6:00 PM

Herald Harbor Parcel -140

Property Location:

731 Old Herald Harbor Road

Crownsville, MD 21032

Meeting Date: 2023-05-24

In-Person | Time:  6:00 PM

COVID-19 Updates

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Newsletter edited by Vincent Moulden & Tameka Smith.

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