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Annapolis, Maryland ( July 28, 2014) — Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman is seeking nominations for the 2015 Dallas G. Pace Humanitarian Award, given each year in memory of the county’s first Human Relations Commission Chairman.


“This award honors citizens who give back to their communities in the same spirit as Mr. Pace impacted our county,” said County Executive Neuman. “We are fortunate to have so many members of our community who are dedicated to helping others by improving human relations, making Anne Arundel County and even better place to live, work and raise a family.”


Pace, who passed away in 1974, was a member of the national board of the Red Cross, the Annapolis NAACP and the Anne Arundel County PTA. The award given in his honor seeks to recognize the achievements of any individual who has made significant contributions to promoting human relations in Anne Arundel County.


Any citizen who resides within the county during the calendar year of 2014 is eligible. Nominations must be received on the official entry form by September 12, 2014. The recipient will be announced during the 34th-annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast in January 2015.


For more information, call 410-222-1234.



PACE Award Announcement 

Dallas G. Pace Award Nominee Entry Form


Adult and pediatric primary care, OB-Gyn and HIV services available

to former clients of People’s Community Health Centers


Annapolis, Maryland (July 23, 2014) — Anne Arundel County, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Chase Brexton Health Care and Family Health Centers of Baltimore today jointly announce two major efforts to serve people affected by the closure of People’s Community Health Centers – the opening of a temporary health clinic in Glen Burnie and a new transportation service to a medical center in Brooklyn Park.


The new center, Chase Brexton Health Care at Anne Arundel County, will provide the community with pediatric and adult primary care, obstetrics and gynecology services and HIV testing and care. A full medical team, including physicians, nurses and support staff, will work at the Anne Arundel center. Chase Brexton case managers will also assist patients with obtaining medical care and other needed services.


“The Chase Brexton medical and case management team is in place now to meet the health care needs of residents in and around Glen Burnie,” said Richard Larison, president and CEO of Chase Brexton. “We are proud that we could respond quickly to establish and staff a new health center in Anne Arundel.”


People’s Community Health Centers closed its five clinics, including ones in Odenton and Brooklyn Park on June 30th. As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), People’s received federal funding to provide care to low-income and uninsured patients.


Chase Brexton, also an FQHC, has received permission from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide and expand services to patients in Anne Arundel County.


“We have worked closely and expeditiously with state and federal officials to identify a high-quality medical provider to offer care to northern Anne Arundel County residents,” said County Executive Laura Neuman. “I applaud Chase Brexton for promptly stepping in to meet the healthcare needs of our community.”


"I thank the county, our partners at the Department of Health and Human Services, and Maryland's community health centers for working together on this plan to provide access to needed health care," said Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, Secretary of DHMH.


Another FQHC, Family Health Centers of Baltimore, will provide transportation services to take patients to its Brooklyn Community Health Center.


“Many people may be concerned on how to receive care now, but we’d say to them, there is a health center near you and we are ready to meet your primary health care needs,” said Paula McLellan, Chief Executive Officer of Family Health.


The Chase Brexton Health Care center is located at 791 Aquahart Road, 2nd floor, Glen Burnie and will be open initially from  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Patients seeking information about care at the new center can call 410-837-2050. Individuals looking for information about receiving care in Brooklyn Park should call Family Health Centers of Baltimore at 410-354-2000 extension 11235. The Brooklyn Community Health Center is located at 3540 S. Hanover Street.


“We are pleased that Chase Brexton and Family Health Centers of Baltimore are able to expand to serve the needs of people in Anne Arundel County,” said Duane Taylor, CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers, which represents FQHCs in the region. “Our network of FQHCs have worked closely with federal, state and local officials to find a way to meet the needs of people who were at risk of losing medical care, and we believe Chase Brexton’s new center and Family Health Center’s transportation services will play critical roles in doing just that.”


Chase Brexton and Family Health Centers of Baltimore are open to all patients regardless of their ability to pay; it will serve the uninsured, those covered by Medicaid or Medicare as well as patients with private insurance.  


Culvert Work Closes Brock Bridge Road at Prince George’s County Line


Annapolis, Maryland (July 10, 2014) – Culvert replacement work beginning tomorrow will close a flood-prone section of Brock Bridge Road for approximately three weeks from the Prince George’s County line to Maryland City Park. 


The Department of Public Works Bureau of Highways expects to reopen Brock Bridge Road on August 1, 2014.  Electronic message boards were also posted along the road in both directions to alert motorists.  



Annapolis, Maryland (July 7, 2014) – Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman is encouraging citizens to donate to the annual Back-to-School Program.


“As the number of students in need of meal and school supply assistance continues to grow in Anne Arundel County, initiatives like the Back-to-School Program become increasingly critical for our students,” said County Executive Neuman. “I encourage our citizens to take an active role in our children’s success by participating as donors.”


The Back-to-School Program matches donors (organizations, individuals, businesses, churches and groups) with children in need of school supplies. The donor is given the child(ren)’s name, grade, school and list of required school supplies. Last year, with the help of more than 900 donors, the Back-to-School Program gave backpacks and school supplies to 6,700 elementary school students. Additionally, 12 middle schools received $1,000 each.


This year marks the 24th year since the program’s inception and the 19th year that the Department of Social Services and Anne Arundel County Public Schools have teamed up to provide backpacks and school supplies to underprivileged elementary and middle school students. Over 7,200 students are in need of supplies for the upcoming academic year.


“With our current donors, we are usually able to provide most elementary school children with the supplies they need,” said Marcia Kennai, Director, Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services. “However, this year, the free and reduced lunch list for elementary students has increased by more than 1,000 students and that has us worried that we may fall short.”


“The fact that a child’s family cannot, for whatever reason, provide the full range of materials needed for school should in no way be a deterrent to that child excelling in the classroom,” Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent George Arlotto said. “The Back-to-School Program and others like it are critical links to student success, and I urge everyone who can help in any way to do so. The future of our children and our county depends on it.”


For more information or to become a donor, go to or contact the Back-to-School Program at 410-269-4462 or


Annapolis, Maryland (July 2, 2014) – Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman today announced that the Video Lottery Facility Local Development Council (VLFLDC) has selected 12 recipients to receive a total of $249,344 in community grants, derived from the Maryland Live! Casino gaming tax.


“I am pleased that local impact money generated from Maryland Live! Casino is supporting so many worthwhile programs and initiatives in the community,” said County Executive Neuman. “I congratulate the grant award recipients and thank them for their dedication and continued service for the betterment of our county.”


The top-funded projects include:

  • The Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families will receive $40,000 for the Promise Neighborhood Project in Meade Village.
  • Hospice of the Chesapeake Foundation, Inc. will receive $25,725 for their grief support and education program.
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County will receive $20,000 for their programs in Meade Village.
  • The Chesapeake Arts Center will receive $20,000 for transportation and scholarships for their after school programs.
  • Severn Crest Homeowners Association will receive $39,656 for paved walkways, benches and landscaping.
  • The Severn Athletic Club, Inc. will receive $40,000 for batting cages at Severn Danza Park.


Other grant recipients include: The Severn Improvement Association, Hebron-Harman Elementary School PTA, Hawks Ridge Homeowners Association, Baltimore-Washington Medical Center and the Anne Arundel Association for Family and Community Education.

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