Thursday, June 27th, 2024

An Update from the Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services (CECS)

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Dear Community Leaders and Members of Anne Arundel County,

I hope everyone has been staying cool throughout the summer heatwave. As a reminder, the County has Cooling Centers available for residents who need temporary relief. Please click here to see the full list.

Draft plans for Regions 1, 3, and 9 have been published and are available for review and comment at or by scanning the QR code on the flyer below.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend at our first River Days event this Saturday at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. If you haven't gotten tickets yet, click here to join us! If you're planning on attending, remember to bring water and sunscreen!

Vincent Moulden

Office of the County Executive

Director, CECS

County Executive Pittman in the Community

  1. Annapolis Juneteenth Gala | 2. Juneteenth Parade

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Anne Arundel County To Implement Automated Traffic Enforcement Speed Camera Program To Enhance Roadway Safety

The Anne Arundel County Police Department announced the beginning of its Automated Traffic Enforcement Speed Program - a new initiative that uses Portable Camera Units (PCUs) to increase roadway safety and reduce traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries in the county by monitoring and enforcing speed limits. Beginning today, PCUs will be active and begin to issue warnings at each designated location. 

“The Automated Traffic Enforcement Speed Program is both data-driven and community-driven,” said County Executive Steuart Pittman. “Residents came to us with their concerns about the impact of speeding on the safety of their communities, and we listened and acted by implementing this program to promote safe driving habits and ultimately save lives.”

Click here to read the full release.

Please click here for the June 2024 Edition of the Disaster Dispatch, the quarterly newsletter of Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management.

This issue focuses on Hurricane Season preparedness, OEM's role in the coordinated response to the Key Bridge incident, and an update on the new Joint 911 Call Center.

To explore other Emergency Preparedness resources and trainings available through OEM, click here, or email

Apply for Stakeholder Advisory Committees in Regions 5, 6, & 8

If you're a resident of, own property in, or have an interest in land use planning in Regions 5, 6, or 8, consider applying to serve on your Region’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC)! Click the image above for a quick overview of what to expect when you serve on an SAC, and click here for more information.

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Green Infrastructure Annual Report

The Green Infrastructure Annual Report for 2023 is now available. The County and its partners continue to make significant progress in conserving priority natural lands in the Green Infrastructure Network. 

In 2023, approximately 278 acres of land in the Green Infrastructure Network were conserved through acquisition, conservation easements, and protections put in place through the development review process. 

Cumulatively, from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2023, approximately 1,149 acres of land have been conserved in the Network working towards the goal of conserving 5,000 acres by 2030.

Fire Department Trains Over 1000 Civilians in CPR during 2023

In addition to responding to medical emergencies, structure fires, and conducting fire investigations, the Fire Department works to prevent loss of life through the installation of smoke alarms and CPR training for civilians. In CY23, 129 smoke alarms were installed and 1,179 civilians trained in CPR.  You can see this, and all the other great work Fire and the other departments are doing, by visiting Department Performance on OpenArundel. 

OpenPerformance is a piece of what is available on OpenArundel, a collection of tools, reports and data developed to empower county residents with information and to encourage civic engagement. We are interested in hearing from you and how you use the information available on OpenArundel. Please take a moment to tell us what you think by clicking here to fill out the survey. 

If you have any questions or want to know more, contact

Opportunities for Public Comment

County Council Meeting

Below is a list of legislation receiving a public hearing at the upcoming County Council meeting. Let your voice be heard during the public comment period for each of these! For meeting schedules, legislation links, and other relevant information about the Council's process to adopt the FY25 Budget please click here.

Monday, July 1st, 2024

Bill No. 58-24: AN ORDINANCE concerning: the issuance, sale and delivery of Anne Arundel County, Maryland general obligation bonds and bond anticipation notes

Bill No. 59-24: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Purchasing – Contracts – Availability of Funds

Bill No. 27-24: AN ORDINANCE concerning: General Development Plan – Region 4 Plan

Bill No. 28-24: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Comprehensive Zoning – Region 4

Bill No. 60-24: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Purchasing – Sole Source Procurements – Single Source Procurements – One Bid or Offer

Bill No. 30-24: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Zoning – Planned Unit Developments – Community and Employment

Bill No. 31-24: AN ORDINANCE concerning: Pensions – Reemployment – Reduction of Benefits

Please note: the legislation scheduled to be heard at the next County Council meeting is subject to change. Click here for an up-to-date list and to see other legislation that has been introduced but is not scheduled for a hearing at the next meeting.

Nonprofit Center @ 41 Community Place

The Nonprofit Center is a county initiative that supports nonprofit organizations to advance the health and well-being of our residents.

Are you interested in learning what it takes to start a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Maryland?

Anne Arundel County Public Libraries (AACPL) is offering How to Start a Nonprofit Organization on July 31, 2024 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm at the Busch Annapolis Library. The workshop will cover the fundamental federal and state of Maryland requirements. Registration is not required. 

AACPL offers programs related to nonprofits or grants each month. Follow this link and filter by “Candid Grants & Nonprofits” to see upcoming options.

Attention Nonprofit Leaders - Training Scholarships Available

Arundel Community Development Services (ACDS) is pleased to offer Ardath M. Cade Scholarships to support the professional development of the county’s housing and community development leaders. Awards up to $1000 are available to cover the costs of training courses and certifications. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Click here for more details and a link to the application. 

Grant Opportunities

BIG NEWS: Maryland Nonprofits recently announced FREE grant writing services for nonprofits that are working on collaborative grant proposals. This is part of the Nonprofit Accelerator Program, funded by the State of Maryland. Email for eligibility and details.

Campbell Foundation

The Campbell Foundation was established in 1998 to improve the conditions of America’s largest and most ecologically diverse and productive estuary systems: the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. The Foundation offers two unsolicited grant cycles per year. Individual grants vary in size, but will be no greater than $25,000. They accept proposals for any type of program in any geography. Learn more about previous recipients here. The deadline for this cycle is August 30, 2024.

Click here for details.

National Endowment for the Arts

Grants for Arts Projects, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, opens its applicant portal July 16-23, 2024. This program requires matching funds and organizations must complete the Part 1 Form on by July 11th. This could be a good time to look at requirements and begin planning for a future cycle.

France-Merrick Foundation

The France-Merrick Foundation concentrates its grant-making within the state of Maryland with a primary focus on the Greater Baltimore area. The competitive program has awarded 1-2 grants to Anne Arundel County nonprofits over the past few years. The Foundation favors one-time, project-oriented requests within six focus areas.

Click here for details.

CFAAC Grants 4 Teachers Application Deadline: September 27, 2024

Grants 4 Teachers funds highly creative ideas that otherwise would be impossible to implement in the classroom due to school system funding constraints. This CFAAC grant funds teachers' creative ideas to stimulate and inspire students’ learning. 

Click here for details.

CFAAC Environment Anne Arundel Fund Application Deadline: July 26, 2024 

CFAAC’s Environment Anne Arundel Fund, established in 2014, supports Anne Arundel County nonprofit organizations working to protect and improve the environment in Anne Arundel County and the Chesapeake Bay. 

Click here for details.

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Subdivision Application Meetings

Residents can view a calendar of upcoming meetings in their area, review site plans and other documents, attend virtual meetings, watch previously recorded meetings, and provide public comments directly to the Office of Planning and Zoning - all through the new Community Meetings website. See a partial list of upcoming meetings below and click here for more details and to view the full calendar.

SAFStor Self-Storage - Mountain Road

Property Location 4338 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122

Meeting Date: 2024-06-27

Virtual | Time: 6:00 PM

Glenwood on Severn Lot 3

Property Location 614 Tower Bank Road Severna Park, MD 21146

Meeting Date: 2024-06-27

Virtual | Time: 6:00 PM

7633 Amos Avenue

Property Location 7633 Amos Avenue Severn MD 21144

Meeting Date: 2024-07-01

Virtual | Time: 6:00 PM

Cohen Property

Property Location Arundel Gateway Blvd at Laurel Fort Meade Road

Meeting Date: 2024-07-01

Virtual | Time: 6:00 PM

Arundel Gardens Lot 2

Property Location 5804 Ritchie Highway, Baltimore, MD 21225

Meeting Date: 2024-07-02

In-Person | Time: 6:00 PM

BHH Laurel Property

Property Location 8450, 8456, 8458, 8462, 8464 Brock Bridge Rd Laurel, MD 20724

Meeting Date: 2024-07-02

In-Person | Time: 6:00 PM

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Newsletter edited by Vincent Moulden and Hannah Thompson.

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