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County’s IT group has won 25 awards this year alone!

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has been recognized for multiple projects by national marketing and communications professionals. They were awarded six gold awards and four honorable mentions in the 2016 MarCom Awards competition for their outstanding work for the Baltimore County Public Library Annual Report microsite, the Web Writing and Design Style Guide, the Baltimore County Government Global Navigation Redesign and Responsive Design project, and the Baltimore County Government Open Data project.

This global competition honors individuals and groups who have made superior contributions to the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio, and web marketing materials and programs. The MarCom Awards strive to recognize creativity, hard work, and generosity of marketing and communications professionals.

The MarCom Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. This international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production and freelance professionals. 

The County continues to be recognized in their pursuit of excellence. With this most recent recognition from the MarCom Awards, the County has now been honored with a total of 25 information technology awards so far this year.

“Congratulations to our entire information technology team for this recognition of  their outstanding skills and dedication to continuously improving the way that we engage the public and communicate about County services,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

Commemorates Women’s Equality Day 2016

The Baltimore County Commission for Woman is hosting an issues forum and a commemoration ceremony to celebrate the 96th anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. The event, co-hosted by the Maryland Commission for Women will take place the Towson Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library on Monday, August 29 at 6 p.m.

The forum, “Voices of Maryland Women,” recognizes Women’s Equality Day, which is August 26, and will offer participants a chance to discuss issues and challenges that women still face and to explore ways to improve the lives of women. The Commission for Women plans to develop a report based on the forum with recommendations for improvements to local and state programs, legislation and policies. The report will be presented to the Baltimore County Executive and County Council, the Governor and members of the state legislature.

The forum is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged but not required at

For more information people may call 410-887-2659, e-mail or visit the Commission’s website at

No Trash, Recycling or Yard Materials Collection on July 4; Drop-Off Centers Closed

Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on Monday, July 4 in recognition of the Independence Day holiday.  Health Department clinics, Animal Services and senior centers will be closed and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed on Monday, July 4 and parking meters are free on the holiday.

No Trash, Recycling or Yard Materials Collection on July 4; Drop-Off Centers Closed

Baltimore County residents whose trash or yard materials would normally have been collected on Monday, July 4, should set them out Monday night for collection on Tuesday, July 5.  Residents whose single stream recyclables would normally have been collected on Monday, July 4, are asked to hold those items until the next scheduled recycling collection day (Monday, July 11). 

Baltimore County offices and trash and recycling drop-off facilities, including Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh, will be closed on Monday, July 4.  All three drop-off facilities will be open with regular operating hours on Saturday, July 2, and Tuesday, July 5.

For more information, residents can visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website or call 410-887-2000.


Revised September 26, 2016