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Follow @BACOemergency Twitter for updated information

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz encourages County residents to follow @BACOemergency on Twitter for emergency updates from the Baltimore County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. @Bacoemergency provides the latest information during emergency situations, such as the water main break being repaired by Baltimore City in the Hunt Valley area, as well as severe weather events and other emergencies. @BACOemergency also provides routine recommendations for emergency preparedness and safety throughout the year.

“This is a direct source of updated information from our emergency managers to let people to know what is happening during an emergency and what steps they may need to take to protect their families and property,” Kamenetz said.

No Twitter account or login is required to view @BACOemergency updates – just visit https://twitter.com/BACOemergency. As with many organizational social media accounts, the County’s emergency managers provide outgoing messages but are not in a position to respond to followers. If you have an emergency, call 911. Please contact the Baltimore City Water Department at 410-396-5352 with questions about repairs to the water main break on York Road.

County government also regularly tweets news and information on Twitter at @BaltCoGov and on the County’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/BaltCoGov.  


Baltimore County is making its case to PayPal as the location of choice for a 400-person global operations center the financial tech firm recently withdrew from North Carolina.

“You keep expanding your Hunt Valley Global Operations Site in the heart of our central business corridor, and frankly, we love it,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in a letter to PayPal President and CEO Dan Schulman.   

Kamenetz noted the growth of PayPal and other financial and tech companies in Baltimore County including T. Rowe Price, Bank of America, ADP and Dunbar Security Solutions.

“We have the financial, cyber, software engineering and experienced operations talent ready for PayPal to recruit. Our workforce development team already has helped the PayPal Hunt Valley operations center successfully find qualified workers,” added Kamenetz. “With rapid communications connecting operations centers to the world, it makes sense for PayPal to consider expanding its Hunt Valley operations. We look forward to the conversation.”

Bill Me Later, purchased by eBay/PayPal in 2008, was founded by Baltimore financial technology entrepreneurs. PayPal and eBay split into two companies in 2015.


Jennifer Werry Stewart
Baltimore County Government Coordinator, 2015 Race for the Cure
Chief of Staff, Baltimore County Fire Department

If you are in Hunt Valley on a certain Sunday morning every October, you will be amazed to witness what looks like a sea of pink filling the roads and sidewalks!

I am excited to report that, once again, Baltimore County employees have been the top fundraiser among groups participating in the 2015 Race for the Cure. We are happy to partner with Komen Maryland to host the Race for the Cure each year and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is pleased to serve as the honorary chair for this remarkable event.

award presentation photoSpecial congratulations go out to Paramedic/Firefighter Linda Sears who was this year’s recipient of The Power of One award from Komen Maryland, presented to her at its annual appreciation reception last week by Komen Maryland Executive Director, Mark Roeder. (Photo credit: Ashley Michelle Photography.)

Linda has been the captain of the Fire Department’s Race for the Cure team for nine years and during that time, the team has raised $93,000 to support those affected by breast cancer. Linda was instrumental in registering people to participate in the race and created commemorative t-shirts each year to raise donations.

Baltimore County Government was also recognized at the reception as the top group fundraiser for the 2015 Race for the Cure. Sixteen teams from various county agencies collected almost $30,000 last year.

Thanks very much to everyone who participated, and let’s beat our own record and make Hunt Valley even pinker this coming October!


 
 

Revised April 6, 2016