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New Mobile Adoption Center to Debut this Fall

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz invites animal lovers to suggest possible names for the County’s new mobile adoption center that will visit communities, beginning this fall, to offer convenient opportunities for people to adopt pets from Baltimore County Animal Services.

“We are very proud of our success in increasing the rates of adoptions and live releases from our animal shelter and this new mobile unit is another tool that will help us find good homes for our adoptable pets,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “We are excited to see what clever ideas people come up with.”

The County launched the naming contest today on Facebook and will review submissions received over the next week, posting the three best suggestions so the public can vote for their favorite one. Online suggestions must be posted as a comment on the original Facebook post, or people may email them to or stop by Baltimore County Animal Services in Baldwin.

Three Locations to Feature Giveaways, Information and Activities for Students

School children from around Baltimore County are invited to celebrate the beginning of the new school year at back-to-school events at three locations the afternoon of Tuesday, August 29. The events are co-hosted by the Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore Foundation, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Baltimore County Public Schools Interim Superintendent, Verletta White.

The events are scheduled on Tuesday, August 29 from 3p.m. to 7 p.m. at these locations:

Banneker Community Center

27 Main Avenue

Catonsville, MD 21228


Randallstown Community Center 3505 Resource Drive

Randallstown, MD 21133


Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center

323 Sollers Point Road

Dundalk, MD 21222

Events will feature:

  • free backpacks with school supplies (Children must be present to receive giveaways, which are available while supplies last.)
  • health information
  • Police officers, fire personnel, fire engines, police cars, K-9 dogs, McGruff the crime dog, CPR demonstrations
  • resources from non-profit and community organizations

“For six years we have been able to help students in Baltimore County, thanks to the commitment of Kevin Liles and his foundation,” County Executive Kamenetz said. “Our back-to-school events give students and families an opportunity to get engaged in the community and start the school year off on a positive note.”

“Growing up in Baltimore has given me a special connection to our communities and a desire to help grow and support our children and families here. I am humbled to know that my achievements serve as a platform that inspires kids to accomplish their goals and take advantage of educational opportunities,” said Kevin Liles, CEO and Founder of 300 Entertainment and of KWL Enterprises. 

“The start of a brand new school year is an exciting time for students, parents, educators, and the entire Team BCPS community,” said Interim Superintendent White. “Partnering with County Executive Kamenetz and the Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore Foundation allows us to help our students arrive at school next week equipped with the items they will need to help launch a successful and productive school year.”

About Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore Foundation:

The mission of the Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore Foundation is to improve the quality of life for youth in the Greater Baltimore area. The foundation provides young people with exposure to social, educational, economic, cultural and civic opportunities that they may not otherwise experience.

“You’re Hired” Conference Theme Emphasizes Workforce and Economic Development

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, President of the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) and Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan in welcomed local government officials this morning to MACo’s annual summer conference at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City.

This year’s conference theme, “You’re Hired” reflects an emphasis on working together to grow Maryland’s workforce and economic opportunities in diverse industries including technology, the military, clean energy, the environment, agriculture and education. The conference kicked off yesterday with a Tech Expo hosted by MACo and the Maryland Technology Council, and it features two full days of educational sessions offering valuable opportunities for local officials to learn from each other and share best practices. Session topics range from economic and workforce development to the opioid crisis, cannabis business regulation, recreation, environmental justice, land use and much more.

“If you think about it, local government truly touches every element of our lives and this conference offers local decision-makers valuable opportunities to share insights and experience on the issues making headlines as well as the more mundane, but equally critical, services we provide our residents every day,” Kamenetz said.

“Ocean City is kind of a second hometown for most Marylanders and we are delighted to, once again, host the hard-working people who make our local governments work and help to make Maryland one of the best-run states in the country,” said Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan. Mayor Meehan presented County Executive Kevin Kamenetz with a ceremonial “key to O.C.” as they welcomed conference attendees.

This year’s conference attracted 2,800 registrants from around the state including local government staffers, elected officials, lawmakers and business representatives. Attendance is up from approximately 2,500 attendees last year, with about one-third of all county government elected officials from the state participating.

MACo was founded in 1939, as a non-partisan organization to advocate the needs of local government to the Maryland General Assembly, representing all of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City. Kamenetz is the fifth Baltimore County Executive to serve as President in the history of MACo, succeeding Christian Kahl, Dale Anderson, Dutch Ruppersberger and Jim Smith. With this new term, Kamenetz also becomes the longest serving current member of MACo, first joining in 1994 as a member of the Baltimore County Council. 

Revised September 26, 2016