We're Back! COVID restrictions are lifting, normalcy is returning, and Councilman Glover continues to work hard for his constituents
City Hall Reopens
Contrary to what is reported in the news about city hall being shut down, Councilman Glover's office has been staffed since early 2021. In addition to being in the office, Team 13 hit the ground running and was very active, both in the office and the district since Councilman Glover took his oath of office. On April 04, 2022 city hall opened again for all public business. Now the general public has access to participate in City Council meetings and hearings, as well as Board of Estimates meetings and other events at city hall. While the Board of Estimates meetings will maintain a hybrid format for public testimony (In-Person, via WebEx, and Livestream om CharmTV website), City Council public testimony can only be takin in-person, as meetings are no longer broadcast on WebEx. Meetings can be watched via livestream on the CharmTv website or channel 25 on Comcast, and written testimony can be submitted to the council via firstname.lastname@example.org. The Board of Estimates meeting dates and agendas can be found at https://www.baltimorecitycouncil.com/memos-agendas and the City Council meetings and agendas can be found at https://baltimore.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.
Walk and Talk Series: Ellwood Park
Continuing our Walk and Talk Series, we were joined with representatives from Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Public Works, Department of Transportation, Baltimore Police from the Southeastern District, Recs and Parks, and the City Council President's office in the Ellwood Park Community. There, Officer Levierge, SE District's newly minted NCO engaged the youth by playing football with them. We walked through the community, engaging residents and identifying challenges and successes in the community. We were joined by Ms. Mary, one of the faithful members of the Family of Ellwood Park Community Association, whom touted various projects the community has been working on to improve the area. We would also like to acknowledge the work Southeast CDC and RETAP has been doing in the area to keep it clean and create affordable homeowner opportunities.
AKA Global Impact Day: Belair-Edison
Councilman Glover and his team joined with President Rita Crews and her sorority sisters of the Psi Phi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the residents of the Belair-Edison community for Global Impact Day. We cleaned the streets along the Erdman Avenue Corridor, one of the gateways to this beautiful community. This was truly an all hands on deck approach, combining efforts of elected officials, political candidates, and residents young and seasoned, regardless of race. This is a prime example of how we are able to accomplish a goal if we work together. Individually, we can all do great things, but collectively, we can change the trajectory of the city.
Just Be (About A) Cause: The AKA Way
Councilman Glover doubled down on the spirit of service that is exemplified by our Black Greek Organizations and participated in the the Just Because Community Walk at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. 91st North Atlantic Regional Conference, here in Baltimore. The Just Because Walk was a benefit walk to bring awareness to Sickle Cell Disease and Celebrate GirlTrek, a global movement of Black women leveraging the historic legacy of walking and the power of self-care as a pathway to heal and transform our lives. GirlTrek believes walking 30 minutes a day is a radical act of self-love and the root of a cultural revolution. Just 30 minutes of walking per day, can decrease the risks associated with heart disease and diabetes.
Eastside Neighbors: Paint Party
What better way of getting out to meet your neighbors and make an impact in your community, than to work on a community beautification project together? On Saturday, April 23, 2022, Councilman Glover joined with the Milton-Montford community and members of the East Baltimore Neighbors Facebook group, to paint the fence surrounding little Eager Park. All of the neighbors got to know each other a little better, and even got some laughs in with Councilman Glover. We were able to finish to the entire fence. Little Eager Park has become a great asset for Milton-Montford and we look forward to more events to come.
Guest Readers Day
Councilman Glover's Staff participated in Guest Readers Day. They read took time to leave city hall and read to the little ones at Frederick Elementary School. This was also their spirit week so many of the students were wearing costumes of their favorite Disney characters. For those who did not have costumes, we asked who they wanted to be for the day. We talked to them about how city government works and the importance of how reading prepares one to be more successful as an adult and encouraged them to keep reading. Thanks to Ms. Charmaine Turner for inviting us to participate.
Mayor's Spring Clean-up and Day of Service
On Saturday, April 30, Councilman Glover and his staff participated in the Annual Mayor's Spring Clean-up and Day of Service. Team thirteen participated in several clean-up events in the district, Starting at Belair-Edison, then Berea Ft. Worthington, followed by New Broadway East, then, Milton-Montford. We finished the day in the McElderry Park and Library Square communities. We send a special thanks to our partners at Williams and Hunter, WIN Innovations, and Baltimore Recycling Company, for their continuing support in our District 13 clean up efforts. Councilman Glover would like to thank all of the neighbors in our district that participated in the clean-up.
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