Governor Martin O'Malley to Continue "Maryland Forward" Series with Local Policy Forums 

maryland forwardANNAPOLIS, MD (February 4, 2010) – A day after Governor Martin O’Malley delivered his 2011 State of the State address, which focused on the choices necessary for Maryland to be a winner in the new economy, Governor Martin O’Malley announced a series of “Maryland Forward” local policy forums to advance many of those initiatives. 

Prior to his inauguration for a second term, Governor O’Malley convened a series of five “Maryland Forward” forums designed to gather the input of various stakeholders, including recommendations for legislative in areas including jobs and the economy; skills and education; sustainability; children and health; and public safety and security.  These day-long summits brought together stakeholders to generate concrete actions and recommendations that support the Administration’s strategic goals.

Following that series, Governor O’Malley will convene smaller groups of local stakeholders throughout the 2011 legislative session focused on specific policy areas that will help Maryland be a winner in the new economy, protect our neighborhoods, and create jobs.

“Maryland Forward” Policy Forums

Maryland Forward forum on Early Childhood Development and Education

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February 15, 2011
12 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Anne Arundel Community Health Department
3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD

Maryland Forward forum on the Watershed Implementation Plan

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February 24, 2011
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Calhoon MEBA Engineering School
27050 St. Michaels Road, Easton, MD 21601

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Maryland Forward forum on Guns and Gang Violence

March 10, 2011
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Humanim at the American Brewery
1701 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21213

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Maryland Forward forum on Jobs and the Economy

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March 14, 2011
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Allegany College of Maryland
College Center Theatre
12401 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD 21502

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Maryland Forward forum on Supporting our Veterans

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March 28, 2011  
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

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Maryland Forward forum on Smart Growth

April 8, 2011
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Hillcrest Heights Community Center
2300 Oxon Run Drive, Temple Hills, MD 20748

> View Powerpoint presentation (pdf)