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Pantelides praises City employees, cites partnerships with Hogan and Schuh in State of City speech

Pantelides praises City employees, cites partnerships with Hogan and Schuh in State of City speech

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides presented his second State of the City address to the Annapolis City Council last night. The Mayor spent much of the address thanking the various City departments for their work throughout the year and cited some positive outcomes from their work. The crime rate as reported by the police is down, […]

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Pantelides taps PG County director to lead Annapolis Transportation

Pantelides taps PG County director to lead Annapolis Transportation

| March 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announces his recommendation for Transportation Director and will request confirmation at the Monday’s City Council meeting, scheduled for March 9. James E. Gordon was chosen from a field of 15 candidates from around the country and brings more than 40 years experience in the field of transportation, traffic and safety, and parking […]

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Schuh, Walker move to repeal ‘Rain Tax’ in Anne Arundel

Schuh, Walker move to repeal ‘Rain Tax’ in Anne Arundel

| February 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

County Executive Steve Schuh and Council Chairman Jerry Walker today announced a proposal to repeal Anne Arundel County’s stormwater management fee.  In addition, Councilman Michael Peroutka will co-sponsor the legislation.  “Council Chairman Walker and I understand Anne Arundel working families and small businesses have been burdened with too many high taxes and fees,” said Schuh. […]

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Wes Adams reorganizes, hires new staff

Wes Adams reorganizes, hires new staff

| February 3, 2015 | 1 Comment

Newly elected State’s Attorney Wes Adams announced last week that he has taken the first steps in re-organizing the State’s Attorney’s Office for Anne Arundel County. Over the last three months, Mr. Adams met with partner agencies, including the County Executive’s Office, the Police Department, the Fire Department, Parole and Probation Division and a number of […]

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Schuh declares heroin use a public health emergency

Schuh declares heroin use a public health emergency

| January 27, 2015 | 4 Comments

Surrounded by medical professionals, citizens, advocates, and the newly formed Heroin Action Taskforce, County Executive Steve Schuh today announced an executive order declaring a county-wide heroin public health emergency, directing county agencies to use “all best efforts” to eradicate the use of heroin in Anne Arundel County. “While we will not win this war overnight, […]

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Fawcetts: No Sale. Budge and Arnett withdraw sale.

Fawcetts: No Sale. Budge and Arnett withdraw sale.

| January 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

Aldermen Budge and Arnett pulled their resolution for the city to buy the Fawcetts property along Compromise Street tonight at the council meeting. In a statement, Budge said: As we explained at the outset of R-32-14, the key element of a real estate transaction is that there be a willing buyer and a willing seller. […]

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Schuh appoints Rick Napolitano IT Director for Anne Arundel County

Schuh appoints Rick Napolitano IT Director for Anne Arundel County

| January 11, 2015 | 1 Comment

In the final appointment of his new administration, County Executive Steve Schuh  announced the selection of Rick Napolitano, former Chief Information Officer at the nationally recognized information management company ARINC, as new county Director of Information Technology. “Rick is the best person to ensure we are delivering government services efficiently and effectively,” said Schuh. “His […]

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Council approves Schuh’s nomination for Health Department

Council approves Schuh’s nomination for Health Department

| December 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

County Executive Steve Schuh tonight thanked the Anne Arundel County Council for unanimously consenting to his recommendation for the appointment of Dr. Jinlene Chan as permanent Anne Arundel County Health Officer. “As our county works to address the public health crisis of heroin and opioid addiction, we will be fortunate to have Dr. Jinlene Chan as […]

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Schuh announces Director of Social Services recommendation

Schuh announces Director of Social Services recommendation

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

County Executive Steve Schuh today announced his intention to recommend to the Maryland Secretary of Human Resources the appointment of Carnitra White as Anne Arundel County Director of Social Services. “Carnitra is a skilled professional who will work hard to ensure the best services for our citizens,” said Schuh. “Her unrivaled passion and skill make […]

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Schuh names Education Advisor

Schuh names Education Advisor

| November 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

County Executive-elect Steve Schuh today announced his appointment of Amalie E. Brandenburg as Education Advisor to the County Executive. “Amalie is someone who is passionate about the education of our students,” said Schuh. “On a daily basis, she demonstrates a commitment to improve our system that will serve our citizens well.” In her role, Brandenburg […]

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Schuh appoints Altomare, Graves and Kokolis to top public safety posts

Schuh appoints Altomare, Graves and Kokolis to top public safety posts

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Surrounded by public safety officials from across Anne Arundel County, County Executive-elect Steve Schuh today announced Allan Graves and Tim Altomare as his appointees to head the county fire and police departments. Schuh also announced he will reappoint current Detention Department Superintendent Terry Kokolis to oversee county detention facilities. “Tim, Allan, and Terry understand we […]

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Schuh continues reappointments and recommendations

Schuh continues reappointments and recommendations

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

County Executive-elect Steve Schuh today announced his intention to reappoint Anne Arundel County Administrative Hearing Officer Douglas Clark Hollman and Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) President and CEO Kirkland Murray. Schuh also announced he will recommend the appointment of Dr. Jinlene Chan as permanent Anne Arundel County Health Officer. In accordance with state law, […]

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Schuh continues to assemble administration with more appointments

Schuh continues to assemble administration with more appointments

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

County Executive-elect Steve Schuh today announced his intention to reappoint Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks Director Rick Anthony and Grants Administrator and Hispanic and Latino Community Liaison Maria Casasco. “Rick and Maria are dedicated public servants who’ve worked to ensure that our citizens live in the best county in Maryland,” said Schuh. “I’m happy […]

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Schuh names Croghan Chief-of-Staff

Schuh names Croghan Chief-of-Staff

| November 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

County Executive-elect Steve Schuh today announced that Diane Croghan will serve as Chief of Staff to the County Executive. “Diane has the talent and organizational skills essential in helping lead Anne Arundel County in a new direction,” said Schuh. “I’m excited that she has agreed to join me as we make Anne Arundel County the […]

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Schuh names Friedman and King to lead transition team

Schuh names Friedman and King to lead transition team

| November 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

County Executive-elect Steve Schuh today named Alan R. Friedman and former Maryland Delegate James J. King as chairmen to the Schuh transition team. “Both Alan and James understand the needs of Anne Arundel County,” said Schuh. “I’m thrilled they’ve agreed to help me put a team into place to make Anne Arundel County the best […]

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Schuh names transition spokesman

Schuh names transition spokesman

| November 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

County Executive-elect Steve Schuh today named Owen McEvoy as Schuh transition spokesperson. “Owen brings the expertise, insight and experience needed to help ensure our transition will be smooth and professional,” said Schuh. “I’m excited he’s chosen to join us as we put a team into place that will best serve the people of Anne Arundel […]

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WOW, Maryland turns a little more red

WOW, Maryland turns a little more red

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a surprise to many, Larry Hogan trounced Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown in the Governor’s race for Maryland last night.  While most polls gave Hogan a solid shot at the Governor’s Mansion, it was widely speculated that Prince Georges County, Montgomery County, and Baltimore City would lift the Lieutenant Governor; but they actually let him […]

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Schuh gains support of former 2- term Democrat County Executive

Schuh gains support of former 2- term Democrat County Executive

| October 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Executive candidate Steve Schuh was endorsed today by former County Executive O. James Lighthizer, Sr. “This election goes beyond partisan issues,” said Lighthizer, a Democrat who served two terms as County Executive from 1982 to 1990. “I supported George Johnson in 2006 because I believed he was the best man for the […]

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Schuh secures endorsements from Capital and Sun newspapers

Schuh secures endorsements from Capital and Sun newspapers

| October 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

Anne Arundel County Executive candidate Steve Schuh is gaining momentum with endorsements from both major local newspapers, The Baltimore Sun and The Capital. “New development falls outside of the tax cap, and provided that Mr. Schuh can foster economic growth, his plans should work,” the Sun editors write. “And this is where Mr. Schuh’s background […]

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Schuh leading race in AACC poll

Schuh leading race in AACC poll

| October 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

Steve Schuh has a commanding lead over his opponent, according to polling released today by Anne Arundel Community College’s Center for the Study of Local Issues. The poll, conducted from October 14-16, found that 40 percent of likely voters support Steve Schuh for County Executive over 26 percent supporting George Johnson. The survey was a […]

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Schuh endorsed by County’s largest labor union

Schuh endorsed by County’s largest labor union

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Delegate Steve Schuh was endorsed for Anne Arundel County Executive today by AFSCME Local 582 and Local 2563, groups that represent more than 800 County employees. “Steve Schuh understands that in order to continue to provide the excellent services that the citizens of Anne Arundel County expect and deserve, you must hire and retain excellent […]

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MD GOP calls for George Johnson to resign DNR post immediately

MD GOP calls for George Johnson to resign DNR post immediately

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Maryland Republican Party is demanding that O’Malley/Brown appointee George Johnson resign as Superintendent of Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police because he is using taxpayer resources for his political campaign. “George Johnson continues to draw a salary of $143,046 for his taxpayer-funded job while spending his time campaigning for Anne Arundel County Executive,” said […]

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