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County Executive Laura Neuman Announces Progress During First 100 Days in Office

Publish Date: 06/14/2013

County Executive Laura Neuman Announces Progress During First 100 Days in Office

Administration focused on a fresh start and investing in people and infrastructure

Annapolis, Maryland (June 14, 2013) — Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman today announced she has taken significant steps to moving the County forward during her first one-hundred days in office.  Ms. Neuman completed a review of funding requests from every department and submitted her proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget; appointed her executive cabinet; and worked collaboratively with the County Council to pass important legislation.

“The first 100 days of my administration have been focused, exciting and productive,” said County Executive Neuman.  “When I took office it was apparent that our County was lacking in resources and our government had become static.  I have assembled a team of talented professionals who share my priorities to restore pride in government and invest in our infrastructure in order to move our County forward.”

During the last four months, County Executive Neuman’s priorities have focused on collaboration, communication and transparency in all levels of local government.  She has met with government leaders, elected officials and businesses to open lines of communication and build relationships to work together.  County Executive Neuman’s proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget allocated funds to invest in people and key infrastructure deficiencies, something that had been lacking for a number of years. 

Additionally, County Executive Neuman’s first one-hundred days are marked by the following accomplishments:

Delivered Fiscal Year 2014 Budget message
Delivered first ever State of the County address to over 250 business professionals
Appointed David Cordle as Chief of Staff
Appointed Richard Durkee as Director of Information Technology
Appointed Karen Cook as Chief Administrative Officer
Appointed David Plymyer as County Attorney
Appointed Julie Mussog as Special Assistant for Community Affairs
Appointed Acting Fire Chief
Appointed Acting Police Chief
Appointed four community and constituent services representatives
Accepted the resignations of 16 appointed positions
Assembled an Evaluation Team to review and make staffing recommendations on senior management 
Investigated use of surveillance cameras in County buildings
Featured artwork of several students and disabled persons in the Arundel Center
Established the Commission on Excellence
Successfully negotiated 12 out of 13 labor union contracts, some with multiple year contracts 
Worked in collaboration with the County Council on key legislation 
Requested a study of the County’s record retention contract and recommendations on possible cost-saving alternatives
Launched Twitter and Facebook social media platforms
Established an inter-county task force and confidential tip line to address and resolve concerns within the police department
Requested an examination of anti-discrimination policies and procedures in the County
Acquired and dedicated the historic Hot Sox field 
Attended several community events, County sponsored events, ribbon cutting ceremonies, and special speaking engagements around the 


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