Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

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,

We hope everyone stayed safe and dry throughout the storm yesterday. Unfortunately, due to the conditions, we had to postpone our District 7 Budget Town Hall, and we will announce the new date shortly, so stay tuned!

Last week, CECS hosted a webinar on Budget Advocacy, which nearly 100 people joined. We shared information on best practices for researching your testimony and demonstrating a coalition of support and even made it into the County Executive's Weekly Letter. Attendees received a Budget Toolkit to assist them, which you can access here.

Lastly, I am pleased to share that the application period for the County Executive's Community Support Grants Program is now open! There will be a virtual training held on Thursday, January 18th, at 11:00 a.m. (training will be recorded and posted for those who cannot attend). Applicants can RSVP to Ms. Bobbie Sullivan at [email protected] for the training and also reach out to her if they need any assistance accessing or navigating the application. 

Vincent Moulden

Office of the County Executive

Director, CECS

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Anne Arundel County Damage Assessment Portal

 The Office of Emergency Management has opened the damage assessment portal to gather data on damages caused by the severe weather event that resulted in coastal flooding on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, and Wednesday, January 10, 2024.  

Damage assessment is a critical process after a severe incident or disaster. Preeti Emrick, the Director of the Office of Emergency Management, emphasizes that “data collection helps determine the severity of impact disasters have on individuals and communities, which helps us prepare for future events.”

Residents and businesses can report damage from the severe weather event by filling out the Anne Arundel County Damage Assessment Data Collection form through Friday, January 19th, 2024.

Learn more.

County Executive Pittman Announces County’s First Director of Hispanic/Latino and Multicultural Resources 

Alison Flores will helm the new office and continue the county’s commitment to engaging with diverse communities 

County Executive Steuart Pittman announced the hiring of Alison Flores as Anne Arundel County’s first Director of the Office of Hispanic/Latino and Multicultural Resources. County Executive Pittman created the Office of Hispanic/Latino and Multicultural Resources to better serve and support the diverse communities in the county.

“Alison’s experience with community engagement, communication, and local government will allow her to connect with our diverse communities, and deliver for them,” said County Executive Pittman. “I look forward to her establishing new ways for local government to engage with our residents.” 

Read the full announcement.

The Department of Public Works, Waste Management Services, will observe the following curbside collection schedule and facility operating schedule at the Millersville Landfill and Resource Recovery Facility and the Northern, Central and Southern Recycling Centers in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.

We’re excited to present Recycle Coach, a new app that makes recycling at home easier by answering the question “What Goes Where”. If you’re interested in learning more, visit the desktop site here or download the free app via The App Store or Google Play! 


For more information on all of the recycling and trash collection services provided by the County, visit the Department of Public Works’ website or call (410) 222-6100.

Region Plans are underway, and the Office of Planning and Zoning is visiting local communities to answer questions and share updates on the planning process. Stop by any time during the hours above and learn more!

The Partnership for Youth and Families needs your help! The Early Childhood Coalition is conducting a new survey to understand how residents in our Communities of Hope (many of whom live in childcare deserts) are managing their childcare needs.

The Department of Aging and Disabilities announces January 2024 Caregiver Support Group Dates

The Department of Aging and Disabilities will hold caregiver support groups both in-person and via the Zoom platform during the month of January.

The Glen Burnie support group will meet on Wednesday, January 10th (1:00-2:30 P.M.) at 7320 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie. The Annapolis support group will meet on Tuesday, January 16th (1:00-2:30 P.M.) in the Independence Room at 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis. If you are unable to attend the meetings in-person, please email [email protected] or call 410-222-4339 to receive the Zoom sign-in link.

Family caregivers and military caregivers, living in or caring for someone in Anne Arundel County, are also invited to join our Facebook Support Group page. We hope this gives you the opportunity to connect with each other, share your concerns and your experiences and, hopefully, laugh in between meeting times. For those of you unable to attend the daytime meetings due to work schedules or other commitments, this format provides you with the opportunity to connect, share with, and support other caregivers. You can find the group on

Anyone needing accommodations must contact Mary Chaput at 410-222-4339, or by e-mail at [email protected] at least seven days in advance of the event. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1. All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.

Through generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Greater Baybrook Alliance seeks visionary design and public art practitioners to develop conceptual designs for several sites along South Hanover, Brooklyn's main commercial corridor. Three individuals or teams will be selected and paid $4000 to develop concept designs. Click here to view the request for qualifications document.

The deadline to submit qualifications is January 31st, 2024. Please feel free to circulate and reshare this information. Any questions should be directed to GBA at [email protected]

Opportunities for Public Comment

County Council Meeting - 02/05/2024

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!

Bill No. 1-24: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Public Safety – Animal Care and Control – Potentially Dangerous, Dangerous, and Vicious Animals

Bill No. 2-24: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Zoning – Requirements for Conditional Uses – Self-service Storage Facilities – Outside Storage of Vehicles

Bill No. 3-24: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Zoning – Maritime Districts – Neighborhood Marina Zoning 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.

Nonprofit Center @ 41 Community Place

The Nonprofit Center is a county initiative that supports nonprofit organizations to advance the health and well-being of our residents.

The January issue of Nonprofit News was published yesterday. Topics include the Community Support Grant program, the County’s budget and how to advocate for issues important to you, a potential New Year’s resolution, and a few announcements. One is to save the date - May 17, 2024 - for our inaugural conference, which will focus on communication. Stay tuned for details. You can read this month’s issue HERE or sign up if you’d like it delivered directly to your mailbox.

This section lists grant opportunities offered by organizations and businesses that support the work of nonprofits in the County. Contact funders directly for more information.

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together 2024 Grants

Application Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2024, at 11:59 pm

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together is pleased to announce its 2024 grants process to support its mission of improving the quality of life for women and families in Anne Arundel County.

Click here to learn more.

County Executive's Community Support Grants Program

Application Deadline:  11:59 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

The application for FY2025 funding is now open. Please visit the Arundel Community Development website for a link to the application. The County Executive and review team will prioritize FY2025 Community Support Grant proposals that include support for programming and initiatives in Anne Arundel County that focus on at least one of the following:

  • Providing services to underserved populations
  • Addressing the health and well-being of communities
  • Promoting equity and inclusion
  • Eliminating the Opportunity Gap in education

Click here to learn more.

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- Email [email protected]

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.

National Business Park North Parcel 9R Final Plan

Property Location Parcel 9R is located at the terminus of Guardian Way, southeast of National Business Parkway

Meeting Date:  2024-01-18 In-Person | Time:  6:00 PM

Kane Property

Property Location 1349 and 1351 Yorktown Rd., Annapolis, MD 21409

Meeting Date: 2024-01-18

Virtual | Time: 6:00 PM

Iliff Property

Property Location 16 W. Joyce lane, Arnold, MD 21012

Meeting Date:  2024-01-25

Virtual | Time:  6:00 PM

700 Skyfall Drive

Property Location 700 Skyfall Drive, Davidsonville

Meeting Date:  2024-02-01

Virtual | Time:  6:30 PM

South County Coastal Resiliency Strategic Plan - Site 1

Property Location West of Chesapeake Dr and Carvel St., Churchton, MD

Meeting Date:  2024-02-20

In-Person | Time:  6:00 PM

County COVID-19 Data Dashboard

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Newsletter edited by Vincent Moulden and Hannah Thompson.

For media inquiries, please contact Renesha Alphonso.

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Anne Arundel County Government is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Each county sponsored event includes information about how to request an ADA Accommodation. This E-Blast is available in an alternate format upon request. 
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