Wednesday, June 8, 2022
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,

Building on his commitment to community engagement and transparent government, County Executive Pittman will host a series of town halls this summer and fall that will be the first annual Making the Best Place For All Community Summit Series. There will be nine community summits throughout the county, and we invite each of you to come and join us at the one in your area.

The first of these community summits will take place on Thursday, June 23rd, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Galesville Community Hall (952 Main St, Galesville, MD 20765). This meeting is for the residents in Region 9, which includes those in Galesville, the Mayo Peninsula, West River, Shady Side, Churchton, Deale, Tracy's Landing, North Beach, and parts of Edgewater and Friendship. You can see the full schedule and RSVP for the events HERE.

Also, tomorrow is the last day for those of you who live in planning regions 2, 4, or 7 to give input on the community feedback maps. Please see the Opportunities for Public Comment Section for more details, and be sure to take the time to provide your feedback if you haven't done so already.

Sincerely,

James Kitchin
Office of the County Executive
Director, CECS
Join County Executive Steuart Pittman, our county government team, and your neighbors for our first Making The Best Place For All Community Summit Series. This is your opportunity to have your questions answered and to share your ideas with us. We'll be discussing the key issues in our communities that impact us all - education, public safety, health, and our environment. RSVP now to join us to discuss how we can make our communities The Best Place - For All.

Click here to register for our first summit taking place in Region 9 (Galesville, Mayo Peninsula, West River, Shady Side, Churchton, Deale, Tracy’s Landing, North Beach, and parts of Edgewater and Friendship).

County Executive Pittman in the Community
1. Annapolis Pride Parade | 2. ARC Central Chesapeake Impact Awards Celebration |
3. Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Luncheon | 4. Strawberry Festival
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month
In 2000, President William Jefferson Clinton designated the month of June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. During Pride Month we recognize the “important and lasting contributions” that the LGBTQ community has made to our country “in every field of endeavor,” while facing insidious discrimination. It honors the visibility of community members, and their struggle for equality.

The month of June was selected as Pride Month to recognize the Stonewall Uprising in New York City, which occurred on June 28, 1969. This was a significant moment in the history of the LGBTQ community. The police had a pattern of raiding gay clubs and bars, where the community found refuge in an unwelcoming environment. Regulations promulgated by the New York State Liquor Authority discriminated against establishments that served alcohol to members LGBT clients. The state also had a “gender-appropriate clothing statute,” which targeted cross-dressing residents.

Deale Community Park Virtual Public Meeting  
A virtual public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. via the ZOOM.us platform. This meeting is being held to discuss the plan to build a community park on Deale Churchton Road.

DPW officials will present information on the Design Development Phase of the project during the meeting. DPW and Recreation and Parks officials will be present to answer questions from those in attendance. Please note this meeting will be audio and video recorded.

County Executive Pittman Sends Police Accountability Board Nominations to County Council
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman nominated eight Anne Arundel County residents to serve on the County’s state-mandated Police Accountability Board. The nominees must be confirmed by the County Council before taking office.

“I want to thank the 89 residents who submitted applications to serve on this board. It shows our community’s dedication to justice and integrity,” County Executive Steuart Pittman said. “I am confident those nominated will serve our County faithfully, and help us to grow trust and engagement between our police officers and the communities that they serve and protect.”

Anne Arundel County, Annapolis Arts District, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County Announce Artists Selected for Arundel Center Mural Project
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, the Annapolis Arts District, and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County announced the selection of Comacell “Cell Spitfire” Brown Jr. and Cindy Fletcher-Holden, both of Annapolis, to create a mural on an exterior wall of the Arundel Center, located at 44 Calvert Street.

“Celebrating local art and artists benefits all of our residents, and helps make our county a beautiful place to live,” County Executive Steuart Pittman said. “I’m excited to see what these artists create for the Arundel Center, and for all of our employees and residents who will get the chance to experience this mural once it’s finished.”

Active Assailant Tabletop Exercise for Houses of Worship
The Office of Emergency Management will host a Houses of Worship Active Assailant Tabletop Exercise tonight at 6:30 pm with the Anne Arundel County Police Department. This is an opportunity to assess your existing emergency plan or build a new plan. Learn from experts and from each other in this informative exercise.

The May/June 2022 issue of the Arundel Planner is out! Learn about the latest from the Office of Planning and Zoning, including living shorelines and a progress report on Plan2040. You also meet the newest additions to OPZ (with and without fur).

Grant Opportunities
IMPACT100 Greater Chesapeakes' 2022 Grant Cycle
Application deadline: June 30, 2022

This grant program funds nonprofit's programs that support Anne Arundel County. This transformational grant opportunity will focus on the following areas: Arts & Culture; Education; Environment, Preservation & Recreation; Family; and Health & Wellness.

African American Heritage Preservation Program
Application deadline: July 1, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

The African American Heritage Preservation Program (AAHPP) provides grants to assist in the preservation of buildings, sites, or communities of historical and cultural importance to the African American experience in Maryland. The AAHPP is administered as a partnership between the Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. Grants range from $10,000 to a maximum of $100,000.

Opportunities for Public Comment
County Council Meeting Budget Public Hearing- June 21, 2022
Below is a list of the legislation receiving a public hearing at the upcoming County Council meeting. Come and let your voice be heard during the public comment period for each of these! 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 isn't scheduled for a hearing at the next meeting.
Plan Your Community
Deadline for feedback: June 9, 2022

The Office of Planning and Zoning has created interactive online Feedback Maps for Regions 2, 4, and 7. For more information on the Region Plan process or to access the maps, visit: aacounty.org/regionplans or visit any public library in Regions 2, 4, or 7 to participate in person.
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.
Watershed Lots 6RR & 7RR

Property Location Kimberly Ridge Road & Arundel Gateway Boulevard

Meeting Date: 2022-06-14
Time: 6:00 PM
Deale Community Park

Property Location Located on Deale Churchton Road near Cabana Blvd in Deale, MD

Meeting Date: 2022-06-14
Time: 6:30 PM
Arnold Production Well 11 Transmission Main

Property Location Property leased from Foxmoor Assoc, located approx 300 ft north of the intersection of Jones Station Road @ Shore Acres Rd, and through Arnold Park to the Arnold WTP @ 1336 Jones Station Road

Meeting Date: 2022-06-16
Time: 6:00 PM
Lot 1R & Lot 3, Resubdivision of Lot 1, Tony Iliff Property

Property Location 16 W. Joyce Lane Arnold, MD, 21012 Intersection of Rte 648 and Joyce Lane

Meeting Date: 2022-06-21
Time: 6:00 PM
Two Rivers PUD - Parcels D,E, & F

Property Location East of the intersection of Two Rivers Blvd & Dragon Fly Way

Meeting Date: 2022-06-22
Time: 7:15 PM
Glen Burnie Industrial Park, Lots 1-3, Parcels 121-124, 164

Property Location 7220 Grayburn Drive Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Meeting Date: 2022-06-23
Time: 6:00 PM
County COVID-19 Updates
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Newsletter edited by Vincent Moulden.

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