County Executive Leopold Assembles Clergy Advisory Board to Identify Priorities
Tight budget calls for experts on most vulnerable
Annapolis (January 26, 2009)-County Executive John R. Leopold has reached out to members of the faith community and assembled a committee to identify the greatest needs of the most vulnerable citizens during these difficult economic times.
The 22-member Clergy Advisory Board will meet for the first time tomorrow in Annapolis. It is charged with advising the County Administration on how best to target resources toward the people who need them most.
"These respected members of the community are at the front lines when it comes to helping those in need, and I will consult with them for their firsthand knowledge," County Executive Leopold said. "County resources will be very limited, and we must do everything possible to make sure that our most vulnerable citizens do not fall through the cracks."
The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 27, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 161 of the Arundel Center.