ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 28, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley will be joined by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, members of the General Assembly, local officials and area residents to declare Maryland’s largest city the state’s “Capital for a Day” tomorrow. The monthly program launched by Governor O’Malley in 2007 brings the State Capital to every corner of Maryland through a series of events across a diverse selection of Maryland cities, towns and communities. Below is the full public schedule for Governor O’Malley’s visit.
10:00 a.m. Governor O’Malley to greet community leaders at Habitat for Humanity
Location: Habitat for Humanity, 1300 North Fulton Street, Baltimore
10:30 a.m. Governor O’Malley to join Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Commissioner Bealefeld for important public safety announcement
Location: Corner of Lorman Street and North Fulton Avenue, Baltimore
11:15 a.m. Governor O’Malley to tour New Song Academy, an expanding Charter School that opened its doors while Governor O’Malley was Baltimore’s Mayor
Location: New Song Academy, 1530 Presstman Street, Baltimore
12:30 p.m. Governor O’Malley to continue “Jobs Across Maryland Tour” with visit to UMB BioPark
Location: UMB BioPark, 1st floor, 801 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore
1:00 p.m. Governor O’Malley to host official Cabinet Meeting at UMB BioPark
Location: UMB BioPark, 3rd floor, 801 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore
In addition to Governor O’Malley’s official schedule, members of the Executive Cabinet will be meeting throughout the region with their respective local counterparts:
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs:
* Secretary Ed Chow will visit Maryland veterans at the Zeta Senior Center, and later the Greenmount Senior Center.
* Secretary Chow will also attend a lunch and tour of the Waters Towers Apartments Congregate Meal Program.
Maryland Military Department:
* Brig. General Peter Hinz will tour the Career Center on Broening Highway to visit the “Driver the Guard Program,” a partnership with the local Career Center and Guardsmen who will receive CDL Driving Training to assist them in on-going employment in the private sector.
Department of Juvenile Services:
* Secretary Donald DeVore will work with the Baltimore City Police Juvenile Warrant Squad to search for juveniles with open warrants.
* Later, Secretary DeVore will participate in a briefing and tour with Major McFadden at the Baltimore City Juvenile Booking Unit. The discussion will focus on the issue of parent refusals.
Department of Natural Resources:
* Deputy Secretary Joe Gill will meet with the new Baltimore City Parks & Recreation Director, Gregory Bayor to discuss outdoor recreational opportunities in the City that are financed through Program Open Space.
* Later, Deputy Secretary Gill will meet with the Parks & People Foundation to discuss how the state can increase opportunities for urban youth to connect with nature. Secretary Gill will also tour several projects being undertaken by the Foundation.
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services:
* Secretary Gary Maynard will visit the Baltimore City Police Academy, and later meet to discuss the City’s Gun Offender Registry.
* Later, Secretary Maynard will visit with the City’s Mounted Unit.
Maryland State Police
* Col. Terrence Sheridan will spend time with the warrant apprehension task force, a group of officers from several different law enforcement agencies that work with the Baltimore Police to locate and apprehend dangerous offenders with open arrest warrants.
* Later, Col. Sheridan will meet with the Regional Auto Theft Task Force to showcase the work of a specialized unit that has worked to achieve reductions in vehicle theft.
* Later, Col. Sheridan will participate in demonstrations of law enforcement technology championed by the O’Malley-Brown Administration, including GPS monitoring.
Department of Labor, Licenses, and Regulation:
* Secretary Alex Sanchez will tour Occupational Skills Training Center with the school's principal, Ken Wheedon. As the Secretary visits each classroom, he will take a few moments to speak with the teachers and students about how they are preparing for a skilled job when they re-enter the community.
* Later, Secretary Sanchez will visit the Greater Homewood Community Corporation where he will meet with the Executive Director, Todd Eliott, and interact with English-as-a-Second-Language students in a conversational exercise. Greater Homewood Community is an adult education grantee and provides Family Literacy and ESOL instruction to adults in Baltimore City.
Department of General Services
* Secretary Alvin Collins will meet with Baltimore City Director of General Services Ted Atwood, where the discussion will be focused on how the agencies are working together regarding procurement, energy and smart green practices.
* Later, Secretary Collins will tour new State-of-the Art, State of Maryland Forensic Center which was constructed by DGS. This six-story building will triple the size of the existing Chief Medical Examiner’s Office and will have 22 autopsy stations.
Department of Human Resources:
* Interim Secretary Brian Wilbon will meet with staff at Baltimore City DSS local Family Investment office Hilton Heights.
Department of Agriculture:
* Secretary Buddy Hance will visit the John Hopkins Hospital Farmers’ Market to meet with participating farmers, consumers and market organizers.
Department of Aging:
* Secretary Gloria Lawlah will visit the Zeta Senior Center and the Greenmount Senior Center.
* Secretary Lawlah will also attend a lunch and tour of the Waters Towers Apartments Congregate Meal Program.
Department of Business and Economic Development:
* Secretary Christian Johannson will join Governor O’Malley for a business visit at the University of Maryland BioPark with Vice-President of Research and Development, James L. Hughes, Assistant VP of Economic Development Jane Shaab and CEO’s of BioPark tenants. Discussion will focus on job expansion of tenants experiencing incremental growth and the growing number of biotech and research companies locating in the BioPark.
Department of Budget and Management:
* Deputy Secretary David Romans will tour State-funded projects with City officials, and later share lunch with City budget and finance officials at Lexington Market.
Department of Information Technology:
* Secretary Elliott Schlanger will meet with Baltimore City Interim Chief Information Officer Michael Barocca, Department of Public Works IT Director Lisa Little, and key members of their respective teams to discuss public safety interoperability projects (e.g. video public surveillance, Computer Aided Dispatch/Records Management System, wireless mobile radio, etc.), fiber optic broadband infrastructure, and other common IT projects of interest.
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:
* Secretary John Colmers and Deputy Secretary Frances Phillips will meet with Olivia Farrow,