Council Chair Julian Jones: Community Announcements and Reminders

DISTRICT 4: MASTERPLAN 2030 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT MEETING

As you may know, Baltimore County has kicked off the Master Plan 2030. Baltimore County’s Master Plan 2030 provides the vision and strategies for growth over the next 10 years into a modern, 21st century county. We are in the beginning of the process where we engage the community to gather ideas to develop a vision for our County over the next 10 years.

On Tuesday, June 9, 2021 at 6:00pm, another online engagement meeting on WebEx to discuss Master Plan 2030 as it relates to Randallstown will be held. Registration is required. In order to register and attend the meeting, please click on the link below:

Link: https://baltimorecountymd.webex.com/baltimorecountymd/j.php?RGID=r16ca15ba3cc1ecaab35750c42fc5bb94

Also, in preparation for the meeting, please ponder the following six questions:

1.) What do you value about your community that you do not want to see changed?

2.) What changes would you most like to see in your community in the future?

3.) What are the most important issues facing your community over the next 10 years?

4.) What do you want your community to be like in 10 years?

5.) Looking beyond your community, what is the County’s biggest challenge in the next 10 years?

6.) What is the County’s biggest opportunity?

To learn more about the Master Plan 2030, please visit: baltimorecountymd.gov/masterplan2030

Make Your Voices Heard!

It is with unfortunate news that I report the Walmart located on 9750 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 is closing its doors tentatively, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Similar to when Sam’s Club closed its door sporadically, these decisions aren’t caused by lack of customers or patronization, but are simply corporate decisions.

Nevertheless, the county stands ready to assist those who lost their jobs with other job opportunities during this challenging time.

Congratulations to THB Bagelry and Deli on opening their sixth location at Mill Station in Owings Mills. The Mill Station development is a point of pride. For years, County residents have expressed concern over the shuttered Owings Mills mall and with the support of former BaCo Exec. Kamenetz, we have transformed this once-dead space into a 21st century retail and dining destination.

Welcome THB Bagelry and Deli!

ANNOUNCEMENT: BALTIMORE COUNTY TO COMMEMORATE WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY

The Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today (BC-REST) is commemorating the annual World Elder Awareness Day with a seminar for the community. The theme of the workshop is: Stand up and Take Your Power Back. In senior apartment buildings, senior centers and other places where older adults gather, aggressive members may taunt, intimidate or exclude others. What can you do if this happens to you or a friend?

Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Time: 2:00PM– 3:00PM

Registration: Email ombudsman@baltimorecountymd.gov or call 410-887-4200

Featured Speaker: Jacke L. Schroder, LCSW-C

Jacke holds a dual Master’s degree in Administration and Clinical Social Work from the University of Maryland. Ms. Schroeder has over 30 years of substantive practice experience in the health and human services arena, with deep knowledge of the needs of older adults and disenfranchised families. Jacke is a trained Volunteer Ombudsman with the Baltimore City Health Department’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

With expertise in effectively leading complex projects and teams, developing pioneering programs and advocating for justice, Jacke is the Director of SAFE: Stop Abuse of Elders, a program of CHANA.   SAFE educates the community about abuse of older adults and provides high-quality consultation and direct services for professionals and individuals in need of information, safety, and support. She is a three-time published author and an ordained Maggidah-in the ancient Jewish tradition, a teller of stories about the journey of the soul. Jacke co-facilitates the powerful Finding Your Voice writing and speaking groups at CHANA.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older people by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

In addition, WEAAD is in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. In a society that values the just treatment of all people, WEAAD reminds us that elder abuse has implications for all of us, and so it’s important to find the right solutions to it. WEAAD is a call-to-action for society’s individuals, organizations, and communities to educate each other on how to identify, address and prevent abuse so we can all do our part to support everyone as we age.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2021!

Congratulations to all the graduates of Randallstown High School, New Town High School and Owings Mills High School. I think it is so important to encourage our youth and help lead them on a path to success. 2021 has been a year like no other, filled with challenges, yet these young people have overcome them. Wishing all graduates continued success and prosperity in all their future endeavors!

My advice to all graduates:

1.) Aim High

2.) Stay Focused

3.) Be Relentless

4.) Work Hard

5.) Be Prepared

6.) Execute – Maximize every opportunity

The world is yours now go get it!

SAVE THE DATE: UNION BETHEL A.M.E CHURCH JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

On June 18th from 5:00PM-7:00PM, Union Bethel A.M.E Church (8615 Church Lane Randallstown, MD 21133) will be hosting its Juneteenth Celebration, which will include a Lifebridge Health mobile COVID-19 vaccination unit for those in the community who are interested or have not yet been vaccinated.

Please share with family and friends!

Free grab-n-go meals will be available to youth this summer!

Visit MDsummerMeals.org to find the meal site closest to you. You can also call 211 or text “FOOD” to 877-877

Brought to you by Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland No Kid Hungry.

BCPS NEWS RELEASE: Students are sought to serve on Baltimore County Junior Councils, Baltimore County Student Councils executive boards and committees

Applications DUE by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, June 19th

Towson, MD – Want to make a difference in Baltimore County Public Schools? Want your voice to be heard? Want to grow as a student leader? Students interested in countywide leadership roles are encouraged to apply now for positions on the Baltimore County Junior Councils (BCJC) and  Baltimore County Student Councils (BCSC) executive boards and committees. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, June 19th.

Positions with BCJC, a new middle school leadership organization, are open to students who will be in Grades 6th – 8th during the 2021-2022 school year. Positions with BCSC, a high school leadership organization, are open to students who will be in Grades 9th – 12th during the 2021-2022 school year.

“We invite every BCPS student interested in leadership and interested in contributing to improving the school system to apply for these openings,” said Samantha Warfel, BCSC president and a Grade 10 student at Hereford High School. “We want to involve diverse students from every area of the county so that all student voices are being heard.”

Please note that, for both BCSC and BCJC, executive board members are required to attend all monthly executive board meetings and General Assembly meetings. Committee members are required to attend monthly committee meetings. In addition, BCSC executive board members are required to attend the BCSC Fall Leadership Workshop. Dates and times for BCSC and BCJC meetings and events will be announced soon.

Applications for all positions require a letter of recommendations from school student council advisors. Successful applicants may be invited to participate in virtual interviews. Position descriptions for BCJC positions,  applications for BCJC positionsposition descriptions for BCSC positions, and applications for BCSC positions are available online. Students must use their BCPS logins to access the Google documents and forms.

The following positions are available:

BCJC Executive Board positions

  • Chief of Staff
  • Secretary
  • Student Training Coordinator
  • Regional Representative
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Elementary School Liaison

BCSC/BCJC Committees

  • Diversity and Equity
  • Student Member of the Board Outreach
  • Environmental
  • Student Services
  • Infrastructure

BCSC Executive Board positions

  • Chief of Staff
  • Parliamentarian
  • Secretary
  • Student training Coordinator
  • Legislative Affairs Coordinator
  • Educational Affairs Coordinator
  • Historian
  • Regional Representative
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Committee Chairs for
  • SMOB Outreach
  • Diversity and Equity
  • Student Services
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure

YOUR INVITED (KAISER PERMANENTE): EXPLORE THE LEGACY OF BLACK WALL STREET

Kaiser Permanente is in its 4th year of partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum as the museum’s Annual Health and Wellness Partner. This collaboration continues to help both organizations advance the importance of healthy lifestyles and quality healthcare for Marylanders as well as national and international visitors. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the historical events that led to the destruction of the Greenwood community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Greenwood was home to a thriving commercial and residential district respectfully known as Black Wall Street.

Kaiser Permanente and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum will host a series entitled Black Wall Street and Beyond. The first of the three events will feature Hilary Beard, author of the adaptation The Burning: Black Wall Street and the Tulsa Massacre of 1921. Ms. Beard will serve a keynote presenter and lecturer on her new book adaption for youth. This event will be held on Tuesday, June 22 at 10:00AM. Please see flyer attached for more information. Register  today!

Flyer with registration link attached, please also share with your contacts. For questions or assistance with registration, email Martha Tesfaye at Martha.Tesfaye@kp.org.

SECURITY WOODLAWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION: THE BUSINESS MARKET

The Business Market is similar to a traditional Farmers’ Market, but with a twist. The Market is open to all forms of businesses. Our community is unique and should be treated as such. Some select vendors will be the only type of it’s kind, however we encourage all who are interested to email us for additional details. The Business Market will be located at the Security Plaza (1724 Woodlawn Drive, Baltimore, MD 21207). This is across from the Woodlawn Library. We will be open Every Thursday 12pm-6pm from June 17th – Sept 16th.

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