October 1, 2019
The next few weeks are fulled with opportunities to learn more and engage in the community. Please encourage all high school students and their families you know to join me this
Wednesday for my 5th Annual Parkdale High School College & Career Fair. In addition to nearly 50 college and employment recruiters, we will have three important workshops at 6 p.m.
Scroll down for details about the
October 7 meeting to learn more about two new middle schools being built in District 3, and a community update on plans for the
Historic Glenn Dale Hospital property on October 17.
In addition to the events listed below and on the right, this is a busy time legislatively with the Prince George's County Council. I'm proud to have several bills working their way through committee right now, including
to make it easier for neighborhoods to implement the Residential Parking Permit Program. The Council is also considering legislation to regulate
5G/small cell facilities
in the County as well as an updated
animal control ordinance
. Last year the Council passed legislation to regulate short-term rentals;
about those regulations which take effect today.
Keep up-to-date with our meeting agendas, and watch live-streamed and archived hearings
. Sign up to receive a weekly wrap-up of Council business
Wednesday, October 2 -- Parkdale High School College & Career Fair -- FREE! All students and families welcome!
Join me and nearly 50 college and career recruiters at Parkdale High School tomorrow, Wednesday, October 2, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.
Make sure to join us these free workshops from 6:00 - 6:30 pm:
College Financial Aid for Best Fit College Affordability:
College can be expensive, but help is available. Learn about the FAFSA (Federal Application for Financial Student Aid) and scholarships. (Room 3, Keyboard Lab)
Money for College for Undocumented Students:
Come explore ways to pay for courses at Maryland's colleges and universities. (Room 4, Chorus Room)
Want to play college sports? Come hear about NCAA eligibility and the NCAA clearinghouse. (Room 5, J-ROTC Room)
Monday, October 7 -- Community Meeting on the New William Wirt and Glenridge Area Middle Schools
Join Board of Education Member Joshua Thomas, the PGCPS Department of Capital Programs, and me to learn more about the designs and timelines for new William Wirt and Glenridge Area Middle Schools. We will also learn how these new schools will help relieve overcrowding at Charles Carroll Middle School.
Monday, October 7
6:30 - 8:00 pm
William Wirt Middle School
6200 Tuckerman Street
Historic Glenn Dale Hospital Campus -- Community Listening Session
Please join Council Chair Turner, Council Member Ivey, M-NCPPC, The Alexander Company, and me for a Community Listening Session as we explore redevelopment opportunities on this property, including significant open space.
Thursday, October 17
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Glenn Dale Community Center
11901 Glenn Dale Blvd.
Glenn Dale, MD
Growing Green With Pride -- Register by Friday, October 4!
On Saturday, October 19, Prince George's County will host a Countywide community clean up program entitled "Growing Green With Pride." This event supports the Beautification Initiative to make communities cleaner and greener by conducting individual community plantings and coordinating beautification activities throughout the County. If your community or organization would like to participate in the Fall Clean Up event, please complete a registration form by clicking this link and submitting it by Friday, October 4, 2019 . For more information, please contact the Prince George's Department of Public Works & Transportation (DPW&T) by calling 301-883-5600 or visiting their website.
Thursday, October 24 -- Resource Workshop: Veterans
Prince George's County is home to the largest number of Veterans in Maryland. I am pleased to offer this Resource Workshop with the Prince George's County Veterans Affairs Officer, Dr. James Dula,
Major, US Air Force Ret/Vietnam Veteran.
Dr. Dula will share resources for Veterans and their families in Prince George's County, including several new initiatives he is leading.
Please plan to attend and share widely -- all are welcome!
As always, feel free to reach out to a member of my District 3 team or me if we can help you in any way. #onlytogether
Together Strengthening Our Community,