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County Executive Laura Neuman Named Woman to Watch by Washingtonian Magazine

Publish Date: 10/28/2013

Neuman Named Among Top Six Women to Watch by D.C. Magazine


Annapolis, MD ( October 28, 2013) – Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has been listed among the top six women to watch in the November issue of Washingtonian Magazine.


“The Anne Arundel County Executive took over in February for John Leopold, who resigned following a scandal over his misuse of county staff. Neuman made sweeping personnel changes in her first few months and brought the government’s office – which had DOS computer systems and no internet when she arrived – into the 21st century,” the article said in its recognition of the County Executive.


“I am extremely honored by this acknowledgement,” Executive Neuman said. “This observation from a regional publication makes me know that we are on the right track. Anne Arundel County citizens deserve the best, and I am working to make sure our county is led with integrity, honor and respect for taxpayer’s hard-earned dollars.”


In addition to the staffing and computer system upgrades cited by the publication, other County Executiveaccomplishments included:


  • Publicly opposed and vetoed the stormwater tax
  • Created Commission on Excellence to perform top-to-bottom review of County departments
  • Presented to three major credit-rating agencies that resulted in an upgrade of the County’s financial outlook
  • Delivered County’s first-ever State-of-the County address
  • Delivered and made public fiscal year 2014 budget message to ensure an open and transparent government
  • Made important staffing changes, including appointing police and fire chiefs and the County’s first economist
  • Made government more transparent by holding frequent town hall and community meetings, along with public open houses
  • Led upgrade to the County’s 911 system
  • Oversaw expansion of cable system that connects most of County to cable, including a good portion of rural South County
  • Asked the Federal Communications Commission to deny a petition by the licensee of a Baltimore television station to make it the sole provider of television programming in portions of County
  • Appointed Transportation Commission
  • Established County’s social media presence
  • Reestablished weekly cabinet meetings and opened them to media


The November issue of the Washingtonian Magazine is available now.

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