December 17, 2020

Dear friends,

Mother Nature has finally let us know it's December! Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the County's snow emergency procedures before our first big snowfall.

Working together, County residents can play an important role in helping the Department of Public Works and Transportation provide more effective snow removal to all of our communities. The following actions will benefit all of us during snow emergencies:
  • Don't drive except when absolutely necessary.
  • Don't park on snow emergency routes.
  • Park only on even-numbered sides of residential streets or in driveways.
  • In big storms, understand that our Phase 1 plowing operation is intended to provide passable conditions only. This permits us to provide all communities with a passable way out as early as possible. If necessary, we then return during Phase 2 to clear most of the traveled way.
  • If possible shovel driveways after the road has been plowed to avoid having driveways blocked by snow plowing operations.
  • Wait for 48 hours after precipitation has stopped to call the Snow Information Center at 301-350-0500.

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Virtual Connection: Police Reform Work

Please join Council Chair Calvin Hawkins, Maryland Delegates Erek Barron, Alonzo Washington, Nicole Williams, and me on Monday, December 21, from 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm to learn more about the police reform work happening at the State and County and ask your questions. 

Click on the flyer to the left to register.  The link to join will be emailed to you Monday morning prior to the event.

Meals for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

My team and I are so grateful for everyone's understanding that we needed to postpone our food distribution for District 3 seniors and individuals with disabilities from Wednesday to tomorrow, Friday, December 18.

If you made a reservation, you may pick up your box of meals, box of groceries, and box of holiday treats between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at United Baptist Church, 7701 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton.

If you requested delivery you should expect your boxes between about 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Sending a great big THANK YOU to the nearly 50 volunteers who will be making these deliveries!! This effort simply would not be possible without their help.

We anticipate we will have several additional boxes to distribute to District 3 seniors age 60+ and individuals with disabilities of any age beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

County Council Briefings -- COVID Vaccine, Body Worn Cameras, CARES Act Funding

The County Council met on Tuesday to address several items, including approval of the County Executive's most recent Emergency Order, and a briefing on the status of the COVID vaccine in Prince George's County. Read the executive order here.

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Safety, Mark Magaw, and Interim Chief of Police Hector Velez provided an update on body worn cameras. Stanley Earley, Director of the Office of Management and Budget updated the Council on the status of CARES funding. These briefings will be available for viewing shortly online here:

Please take a few minutes to read the items on the sidebar to the right for numerous opportunities to help others in need this holiday season as well as some safe ideas for holiday fun.

SATURDAY! Greater Riverdale Cares Holiday Distribution - December 19

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My office, in partnership with our Greater Riverdale Cares Partners including Christian Life Center's Passion and Compassion Ministry, Sowing Empowerment and Economic Development, the Prince George's County Memorial Library System, the Department of Parks & Recreation, and more will host a holiday food distribution on Saturday, December 19, at 12:00 pm, at Park Tanglewood. 

Please enter on Tanglewood Drive at the intersection with Riverdale Road. Walk-ups welcome but must be in line by 12:00 pm.
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. I am sharing updates regularly on social media, especially my Facebook page.  #onlytogether

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Ways to Help

Templeton Elementary
Holiday Donation Drive

The Principal and staff at Templeton Elementary are collecting books, toys, and gift cards, and more to provide holiday gifts and necessities for 10-15 school families in need this holiday season. Their wish list includes the following:

*New unwrapped toys (dolls, cars, action figures, puzzles, etc.)
*New children's books
*Gift Cards
*Toiletry Items
*New children's coats (all sizes)
*New children's shoes (all sizes)

Please contact Camille Hill

Just 4 months ago a family in Prince George's County-District 3 welcomed five new babies to their home. Their family of three (Mom, Dad and one child age 5) grew rapidly to a family of eight! This holiday season my office is adopting the family to assist them and would appreciate your help as well.

Space is limited in their home, so gift cards to Target or Amazon are especially appreciated as well as diapers size 2 and larger. 
If you are able to assist please email for drop off location. 
The Route One Communities Care (ROCC) Holiday Works-on-Paper Art Sale is open now through December 20. 13 local artists are donating more than 40 works to support families in need and neighboring restaurants! 

View and purchase the art here:

Route One Communities Care has partnered with Greater Riverdale Cares to support local restaurants and feed neighbors in need. Learn more at or
donate to Greater Riverdale Cares/Route One Community Cares.

Donate diapers and new or gently used winter coats to students at Riverdale Elementary and William Wirt Middle. Drop items at either school on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Starbucks at Capital Plaza is collecting coats for students at Woodridge ES and Glenridge ES. Please drop coats directly at the Capital Plaza location. 


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 Contact Your 
D3 Team

Wanda Brooks 
Citizen Services Specialist
geneather Lloyd
Office Manager & Scheduler 
Aimee Olivo 
Chief of Staff
Alina Smith
Latino Liaison
Alesha Wilson
Community Outreach & Special Projects Coordinator

If you have received this e-news from someone other than my office, and are interested in receiving this update directly, please email or call (301) 952-3060.