January 27, 2017

Dear Friends,

I hope your week is going well. County Council sessions and committee meetings have begun so please stay connected by signing up to receive agenda notices. View the Council calendar  here and click on the "RSS" icon to subscribe to the RSS feed to receive agenda updates.

There are several important events coming up to better connect you to resources and opportunities in Prince George's County, including several I am sponsoring. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors. I hope you will consider joining me for one or more of the events listed below.
I have been thrilled to partner with the Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center on a series of five FREE Early Keeper programs throughout District 3. 

These 90-minute bilingual programs are perfect for children ages 3-7. The final program will take place on Saturday, January 28, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, at the Seabrook Recreation Building, 9443 Worrell Avenue, Seabrook. Registration is not required, but children must be accompanied by an adult to attend. 
This Saturday, January 28, Prince George's County and the PGC Planning Department will host a Community Meeting on the New Regional Medical Center and Primary Healthcare Strategic Plan. The event will take place from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Prince George's Community College, Largo Student Center, 301 Largo Road, Largo. Please register here or call 301-952-3594; seating is limited.

I was proud to join County Executive Rushern Baker, State and County elected officials, and University of Maryland Medical System leadership in Annapolis on Wednesday. Together we called for the new Prince George's County Regional Medical facility in Largo to receive the required level of funding as laid out in Senate Bill 324 of 2016.

On Wednesday, February 1, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, at the Center for Educational Partnership, 6200 Sheridan Street, Riverdale, I will host a community discussion focusing on refugee and recent immigrant programs and services in District 3 and across Prince George's County.

Recently I have heard from several constituents who shared their feelings of compassion and concern for these vulnerable populations. As a result, I engaged local resettlement organizations, social service providers, and nonprofits asking them to join us on February 1 and share what is happening locally and how we can be involved and supportive. Please invite your friends and neighbors to join us for this important conversation.

On February 23, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, I will host an  Evening at the Riverdale Park Winter Farmers Market. The market takes place indoors every Thursday from 3:00 - 7:00 pm. During the last two hours of the market on F ebruary 23 we will share information related to sustainability and resources available in the County. Department of the Environment  Director Adam Ortiz will participate, and the Department of Public Works and Transportation will share the recently-released Bikeshare study for the County. Representatives from the Anacostia Watershed Society , Alice Ferguson Foundation , UMD Extension , and more will be on hand to share resources and answer questions.

Finally, it is a pleasure to introduce you to our newest District 3 team member, Alvinia Kelly. Alvinia is a long-time resident of Lincoln Vista and has extensive experience in nonprofit 
and government agency work. Alvinia joined my staff in December as our office manager & scheduler.  

You  can reach Alvinia at our main number, 301-952-3060, or at ARKelly@co.pg.md.us. Please be sure to say hello and introduce yourself the next time you call the office.

Together Strengthening our Community,
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We Need the Purple Line Now!

On  Greater Greater Washington, I joined with CM Deni Taveras to call for the Purple Line now: " The Purple Line is the type of innovative, forward-thinking project Maryland and the nation need to improve infrastructure, connect our knowledge centers, integrate our communities, and provide economic opportunity. It is time to move the Purple Line forward." Read the entire piece here

Summary of Upcoming Events

January 28
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Early Keepers
Seabrook Rec. Bldg.
9443 Worrell Ave.

January  28
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
PGCC,  Largo Student Center
301 Largo Road, Largo

February 1
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6200 Sheridan Street

February 22
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Glenn Dale Hospital Historic District
Adaptive Reuse Update
Lincoln Vista Rec. Bldg.
9800 Ridge Street

February 23
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
6202 Rhode Island Ave.
Riverdale Park

Winter Weather

View the snow & ice quick guide  here and more detailed information here.

Contact Us!


Wanda Brooks 
Citizen Services Specialist
Alvinia Kelly
Office Manager & Scheduler
Thomas Mayah
Citizen Services Assistant
Aimee Olivo 
Chief of Staff
Alina Smith
Latino Liaison

If you have received this e-news from someone other than my office, and are interested in receiving this update directly, please email Thomas Mayah at the District 3 Council Office at tsmayah@co.pg.md.us or call (301) 952-3060.