Wednesday, January 18, 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,

Today, we welcomed Governor Wes Moore and Lt. Governor Aruna Miller for their inauguration, where County Executive Pittman served as the master of ceremonies. See below for his remarks.

Last week we kicked off our Budget Town Halls in District 2. It was great to hear residents share what they would like to see prioritized in the FY24 budget. We're inviting District 3 residents to join County Executive Pittman and Councilman Volke tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. in the Chesapeake High School Auditorium to do the same. You can sign up for the District 3 Budget Town Hall by visiting

There are also other opportunities for public comments, including upcoming meetings on the West County Swim Center, Quiet Waters Retreat, and the Police Accountability Board Listening Tour.

There are other updates as well, so please take a look.


Vincent Moulden

Office of the County Executive

Director, CECS

County Executive Pittman in the Community

1. District 2 Budget Town Hall | 2. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast | 3. Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Dinner | 4. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Señor Chile Café

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Leave No One Behind

Today, County Executive Pittman served as the master of ceremonies for the Inauguration of Governor Wes Moore and Lt. Governor-elect Aruna Miller. Find County Executive's remarks below:

"Welcome. Welcome to the inauguration of the 10th Lieutenant Governor and the 63rd Governor of the Great State of Maryland.

My name is Steuart Pittman. I am the tenth and current County Executive of The Best Place For All, the crossroads of Maryland, and the seat of state Government, Anne Arundel County.

I have been asked to facilitate this historic occasion, to introduce our speakers, encourage them to be brief, and model that behavior myself.

A Master of Ceremonies has a task to complete and must hide his or her emotions. I apologize in advance for my failure to do that. This is a joyous day. I have a handkerchief, and I plan to use it.

You see, I have roots in this county and this state, and today has been a long time coming.

I am a direct descendant of a man named Dr. George Hume Steuart who arrived here from Scotland in 1721, purchased land, and made his fortune in the tobacco industry on the backs of enslaved men, women, and children from Africa.

Dr. Steuart was also a politician, serving as Mayor of Annapolis and as a delegate to the colony’s General Assembly. He lived in a house on land that later became the site of Government House, the Governor’s residence. He lived right there."

Read his full remarks.

Public Announcements

West County Swim Center

A public meeting has been scheduled for Monday, January 30, 2023, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the cafetorium (cafeteria) at the Meade Middle School, 1103 26th Street, Ft. Meade, MD 20755.

This meeting is being held to discuss the project planned to construct an aquatic center for the West Planning Area. The aquatic center will provide an area for recreational and competitive swimming in the western portion of the County. The addition of the aquatic center will replace two existing ball fields and one multipurpose field. Additional traffic to the area is anticipated as a result of the aquatic center opening. Construction is expected to begin in November 2024 and be complete in September 2026. Water service interruption is not anticipated. Road closures are not expected.

Read the full announcement by clicking here.

Quiet Waters Retreat

A public meeting has been scheduled for Monday, February 13, 2023 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Blue Heron Room at the Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD 21403.

During the meeting, members of DPW and Recreation & Parks will discuss the infrastructure improvements proposed to support the development of the Earl Conservation Center as required by the County’s lease agreement with The Chesapeake Conservancy. These improvements will increase the number and types of amenities available to visitors. Construction, which will include an access point from Forest Hill Drive, is expected to begin in spring 2024. We welcome your input on the project

description, design, and schedule.

Click here to read the full announcement.

To provide community engagement and an opportunity to connect, the Police Accountability Board (PAB) will embark on a listening tour in the first half of 2023. This is your opportunity to let the PAB know your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions for police reform and accountability in the community.

The tour will kick off on January 23, 2023, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Arundel Center, County Council Chambers (44 Calvert Street).

Click here for more information, including additional dates/locations, and to sign up to testify.

Infants 6 months and older are now eligible for the updated COVID Booster, which protects a child from COVID and the Omicron variants. If you have questions, talk to your healthcare provider. To register, visit

Opportunities for Public Comment

County Council Meeting - February 6, 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!

Bill 1-23: AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE concerning: Zoning – General Provisions – Uses and Structures – Temporary Uses

Bill 2-23: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Private Disposition of Surplus Real Property – Approval of Terms and Conditions – Overlea Drive in Severna Park, Maryland

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.

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! 

County Executive's Community Support Grants Program

Application Deadline: February 21, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

The County Executive's Office is pleased to offer Community Support Grants to eligible non-profit organizations. The program will award up to $50,000 in funding. FY 2024 funding will be available for the period July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 and is contingent on approval of the FY 2024 budget.

Click here for details.

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together

Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT) announced its 2023 Call for Proposals. AAWGT will award grants from $5,000 to $25,000 that support its mission to improve the quality of life for women and families in Anne Arundel County. 

Click here for additional information.

Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration

Application Deadline: March 16, 2023, at 4:00 p.m.

The Anne Arundel County Watershed Restoration Grant Program is a partnership between the Chesapeake Bay Trust, the Anne Arundel County Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration, and the City of Annapolis. This award program aims to improve water quality in the County’s local streams and waterways, as called for in the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit and County and City of Annapolis’ Stormwater Management Inventory and Watershed Improvement Plan, which require reductions in storm flow volume and pollutants entering the County’s waterways.

Learn more.

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.

Bell Property

Property Location 505 Norwich Road Severna Park, MD 21146

Meeting Date: 2023-01-18

Time: 6:00 PM


102 Mountain Road Shipley Do-Nuts

Property Location 102 Mountain Road Glen Burnie, MD 21060 Jumpers Hole Road

Meeting Date: 2023-01-19

Time: 6:00 PM


Flagship Severn

Property Location 771 Donaldson Avenue, Severn, MD 21144

Meeting Date: 2023-01-25

Time: 6:00 PM


1611 Colbert Road - Single Family Dwelling

Property Location 1611 Colbert Road, Annapolis, MD 21409

Meeting Date: 2023-01-31

Time: 6:00 PM


National Business Park North - Parcel 9R Sketch (Par 9, 70, & 173)

Property Location Parcel 9 is located at the intersection of National Business Park Pwky and Guardian way. Parcel 70 & 173 are located at the terminus of Sellner road.

Meeting Date: 2023-02-01

Time: 6:00 PM


Sunrise Beach, Lot 11

Property Location 922 Waterview Drive, Crownsville, MD 21032

Meeting Date: 2023-02-06

Time: 6:00 PM


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Newsletter edited by Vincent Moulden.

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