February 15, 2019
This year I am proud to chair the Council's
Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee
. So far this year, we've held several important briefings. Did you know that all our committee hearings and council sessions are
streamed live and archived
for future viewing?
You can watch our
January 17 PHED Committee meeting
including briefings on Plan 2035, the Prince George's County Competitive Rental Strategic Action Plan, and a briefing from the Economic Development Committee on Economic Drivers and Catalysts. During our
February 7 PHED Committee
meeting we reviewed legislation and heard a briefing on Housing Opportunities for All, the County's Comprehensive Housing Strategy as well as an overview of the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Redevelopment Authority and the Housing Authority.
Budget discussions for Fiscal Year 2020
have begun. The County Council is holding a Town Hall Meeting on the Budget Process on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. at Prince George's Community College. Click on the image to the left for details.
Prince George's County Government's Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program
is a six-week, entry-level introduction to work in the County government, non-profit agencies, and the private sector for the youth of Prince George's County. This countywide initiative offers youth enriching and constructive summer work experiences in various assignments throughout the County. To be eligible to participate, you must be a resident of Prince George's County between the ages of 12-22 by July 1, 2019. There is no longer a limit on how many years you can participate, so if a young person has held a summer job through SEP before, they can apply for employment again this year. Check out this
about the program and find the
SYEP application here
Local business owners, local governments and non-profit organizations, please consider employing one or more youth through the Prince George's County Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program this summer! Non-profit organizations and municipal governments may be able to hire students at no cost to your organization. I've hired youth through this program for the past three summers to great success. Learn more.
Another incredible opportunity for County youth is the NAACP's Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). The ACT-SO program in Prince George's County is free and it allows Middle and High School youth to participate in competitions to ear scholarship money and prizes. Learn more about ACT-SO this Saturday, February 16, at 3:00 p.m. at Prince George's Community College, Marlboro Hall, Room 1098. Contact email@example.com for more information.
As always, please reach out to my office at 301-952-3060 or via
if a member of my team or I can assist you in any way.
Together Strengthening our Community,
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