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Identify Ways to Improve Health
The Baltimore County Department of Health is conducting a survey of the community to identify ways to improve health. Valuable information can be learned by surveying leaders, residents of the County, healthcare providers and community groups.
The survey results, combined with statistics and data that the health department currently collects, will provide direction for future initiatives and partnerships.
If you are a Baltimore County resident, please take this
brief survey. Your answers will remain anonymous and will help health officials to better understand how you believe the health of Baltimore County can continue to be improved.Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:14:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/Department_of_Health_Asks_Residents_to_Complete_Anonymous_Health_Survey
By Fronda Cohen, Baltimore County Office of Communications
At the White House today: Baltimore County Director of Economic and Workforce Development Will Anderson. Anderson is attending the White House Upskill Summit, joining 150 employers, labor leaders, foundations, non-profits, educators and tech innovators from across America. The Summit is addressing ways to equip workers of all ages with the skills they need to advance into better-paying jobs.
Baltimore County was asked to participate in this select group because of its diverse economy in a strong metropolitan job center and the County’s commitment to innovation around workforce collaboration.
“Here in Baltimore County, our workforce and economic development teams are building new partnerships to bring our businesses, educators and County career centers together around these important goals,” said Anderson. “Baltimore County’s leadership role in the national ACE program already is changing lives as parents, adults and youth learn new skills that will lead to jobs.”
President Obama issued a call to action in January “to help workers of all ages earn a shot at better, higher-paying jobs, even if they don’t have a higher education.”Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:51:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/Mr_Anderson_Goes_to_Washington
Leaders in Conservation
Baltimore County has once again been recognized on a national level for its excellence in promoting the benefits of trees for communities. This afternoon, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz accepted the Tree City USA Award on behalf of Baltimore County.
This is the twelfth year that the County received this notable designation by the national Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the US Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters.
Arbor Day in Baltimore County
“We’re proud that we are leaders in the state when it comes to to the conservation, health, reforestation and stewardship of the County’s trees and forests, and we are grateful for the recognition that comes with being named a Tree City USA,” said Kamenetz.
Dozens of environmental leaders attended the announcement, held at the County’s Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park. At the event, the County Executive also proclaimed April 24 as Arbor Day in Baltimore County, which corresponds with the national Arbor Day date.
The County Executive marked the occasion by planting a tree at the County’s agricultural center, the site of a successful reforestation project that is a model for current projects funded through the stormwater remediation fee.Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:46:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/Kamenetz_Accepts_Tree_City_USA_Award_Proclaims_Arbor_Day
A Flagship Site for Heritage Tourism
Today, at Hampton National Historic Site, located at 535 Hampton Lane in Towson, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz joined County Councilman David Marks, National Park Service Deputy Regional Director Gay Vietzke, National Park Service Superintendent Tina Cappetta and other VIPs to officially open the new $2 million visitor contact station.
The 2,400 square foot visitor contact station will provide orientation to the visiting public about the park and surrounding historic sites in Baltimore County. The project was supported with funds from the federal SAFETEA-LU grant program and matched with funds from Baltimore County Government and Historic Hampton, Inc. (HHI).
The grand opening, planned during National Park Week (April 19 to 25), also celebrated the completion of a 4,400 square foot collection storage building, a new entrance road and a new parking lot. Collectively, the four major projects represented a capital investment of federal, state, local and non-profit funds totaling over $6.5 million.
“Hampton is the only national historic site in our County, and as such is the flagship site for heritage tourism in our community,” said Kamenetz. “Once the largest house in the United States, the Hampton Mansion provides visitors with an insight into the lives of the early Americans who lived here, ranging from slaves to industrial and agricultural workers to the former owners of these lands. This treasure has survived to this day as a National Historic Site thanks to the hard work and dedication of many, including some people standing here today.”
All events at Hampton are free and open to the public. Call 410-823-1309 extension 251, or visit
www.nps.gov/hampfor more information.Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:59:00 GMThttp://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/News/BaltimoreCountyNow/National_Park_Service_Opens_Visitor_Station_at_Hampton_Historic_Site