June 22nd, 2023

Dear Friends, 
As summer officially begins, I've been keeping busy in the district!

Last Tuesday, I was pleased to have Secretary Jake Day, from the Department of Housing and Community Development, visit the Glen Burnie Town Center. We walked along the trail and B & A Blvd, the County Executive Steuart Pittman, District 2 County Councilwoman Allison Pickard, and Delegate Mark Chang joined us.

During the visit, we discussed the potential for additional State Legacy grants to further enhance and revitalize Glen Burnie. We are excited about the possibilities that these grants could bring to our community and look forward to continuing our efforts to improve the Glen Burnie Town Center.
As the school year comes to a close, the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber honored outstanding teachers at the 25th Annual Educational Excellence Awards.

I was proud to sponsor Linthicum Elementary and their awardee, 3rd Grade Teacher, Julie Zawislak. This is my 25th year to be a sponsor of this terrific event. I am proud to have been a part of this wonderful event, which recognizes the dedication and hard work of teachers who shape the future of our children. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who makes this event possible year after year!
Yesterday, I attended the LifeSpan & Maryland Association of Adult Day Services (MAADS) regional meeting at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Crofton. I had the privilege of engaging with industry members and constituents to discuss the pressing needs of assisted living patients.

The insightful discussions centered around ways to enhance the quality of care and support for those in need.
Unemployment Insurance
My office is continuing to receive inquiries about Unemployment claims. If you or anyone you know needs assistance with their Unemployment Insurance claim, please click the link and fill out our Unemployment Insurance Assistance Form. We will contact our District Liaison regarding your claim.
Community Events/ Opportunities
The Maryland Department of Health is excited to host its Summer Career Fair & Open House this June. This event offers job seekers an incredible opportunity to learn more about the agency and explore the diverse positions and careers it offers. Meet and interact with experienced employees and get first-hand information about their roles and responsibilities.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, from 10 AM to 2 PM at their office located at 201 West Preston Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Don't miss this chance to take the first step towards an exciting career with MDH!

For more information, please visit: https://ow.ly/nTCs50OT5Rf
Glen Burnie Summer Concerts 2023
The 2023 Glen Burnie Summer Concerts begin June 30 with The Rebels. Concerts are held at The Corcoran Pavilion, Glen Burnie Town Center.

June 30
The Rebels

July 7
Pet Rock

July 14

July 21
Gary and the Groove

July 28
Anne Arundel County Public Schools News

The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County is scheduled to discuss and adopt its final Fiscal Year 2024 operating and capital budgets at its next meeting, scheduled for Monday, June 26, 2023. The budgets chart the course for the fiscal year that officially begins on July 1, 2023.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Board Room at the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis. It is open to the public and subject to normal space limitations in the Board Room.

The Board will hear public comment:
  • from up to 10 total speakers (combination of virtual and in person) per agenda item (excluding personnel items, reports, and recognitions) during a single public comment section in the early portion of the meeting.
  • from up to 10 total speakers on items not on the agenda (excluding any student-specific or personnel items) near the end of the meeting.

Click here to register to comment before the Board. Registration will close at noon on Saturday, June 24, 2023.

To view the full press release, click here.
MDTA Announcement
The Maryland Transportation Authority will host a Virtual Listening Meeting, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, for the public to learn more and provide feedback on transit, bicycle, and pedestrian considerations in the study area for the Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study: Tier 2. The listening session is part of the ongoing review, under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), of ways to provide congestion relief and improve travel reliability, mobility, and safety across the Chesapeake Bay.

The Maryland Transportation Authority invites all interested parties to join the Virtual Listening Meeting. Verbal and written comments will be accepted, and the study team will be in attendance to hear public comments. 

The Maryland Transportation Authority encourages the public to provide comments regarding the Tier 2 Study and transit and bicycle/pedestrian considerations by midnight, July 11, 2023. Those wishing to provide comments may:
  • submit an electronic survey/comment form at baycrossingstudy.com,
  • email comments to info@baycrossingstudy.com, or
  • print and mail a completed survey/comment form to:
Bay Crossing Study
2310 Broening Highway
Baltimore, MD 21224.

In addition to the June 27 listening session, the Maryland Transportation Authority will host open houses in September to update the public on study activities. More details will be available at www.baycrossingstudy.com.
Anne Arundel County Public Library News
Make plans to visit Forward Brewing, Crooked Crab Brewing Co., Pherm Brewing Co. and Hysteria Taphouse in August to celebrate the library and your right to read! Each brewery has created an exclusive libation and 20% of all on-site sales during the release events, listed below, will be donated to the library to support enhancements at all 16 branches.

August 1 from 4 to 7 pm – Forward Brewing
August 10 from 4 to 7 pm – Crooked Crab Brewing Co.
August 18 from 4 to 7 pm – Pherm Brewing Co.
We’re also celebrating Crofton Library’s 21st birthday!
August 24 from 4 to 7 pm – Hysteria Taphouse
They will have new limited edition, specially-designed pint glasses this year! Pint glasses will be a complimentary gift with a $10 donation or more. Glasses will be available at each event, while supplies last.
Department of Social Services Community Outreach
Medicaid Redetermination
Mortgage Assistance Program
County Executive Pittman and ACDS Announce Expanded Mortgage Assistance Program. The announced changes to the County’s Mortgage Assistance (MAP) Program would include increasing the Area Median Income (AMI) requirement to 100 percent, making almost half of the county workforce eligible for up to $50,000 in mortgage assistance. The full press release can be found HERE.

For more information on the Mortgage Assistance Program and how to apply visit www.acdsinc.org.
Food Access Warm Line
Monday - Friday, 8 am to 6 pm
Are you in need of resources for food?
Call the food access Warm Line to find resources that meet your needs.
This Line will connect families and individual callers with seasoned case managers for customized food resource navigation.
Interim Office Schedule
We are busy assisting constituents with State issues, awarding Senate Scholarships and attending community and legislative meetings. During the interim, my Chief of Staff, Nancy Lipin Crawford and Legislative Director, Ash-Lynn Randolph will be in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will be working remotely on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. Email is the best way to reach us, be sure to include your name, address, phone number, and a description of your issue.
We are happy to assist you and look forward to seeing you out and about in the community.
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Thank you for allowing me to serve as your District 32 State Senator!

Pamela Beidle
Senator, District 32
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