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Saturday, May 15, 2021
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
From Dr. James Dula, Major, USAF Retired, Veterans Affairs Officer and VA Division Manager, Prince George's County:
- GREAT NEWS! Bowie State University is offering a three-year BA Degree program in Computer Science and Computer Technology.
- The 3-year program offers the opportunity to veterans who enroll in a Cohort of 25 students in each program
- Previously earned credits will be considered. This is an opportunity to eligible veterans, and you don't want to miss.
a. Be an Honorably Discharged U.S. Military Veteran
b. Be a High School Graduate
c. Be a Spouse of a Veteran.
- In addition, BSU will help applicants locate financial aid opportunities such as use of the GI Bill, Upward Bound programs.
- Summer program will be offered to enhance a proficiency in math and science if needed.
This is a remarkable opportunity for the 25 veterans selected to enroll in Computer Science program and 25 veterans selected to enroll in Computer Technology program.
But what Brandon really wanted was a place of his own. He’d rented retail space at National Harbor and in the Agriculture Department building on the National Mall, but he wanted more."
Sunday, May 9, 2021
- No plant is safe from deer under all conditions.
- If they’re used to eating your plants, highly motivated animals will ignore repellents.
- Landscape Plants Rated by Deer Resistance
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Thursday, May 6, 2021
- The COVID-19 pandemic impacted each of us individually, our family members and our communities. This event will provide a place where we can hear concerns and discuss suggestions to strengthen our mental and physical health.
- County impacts and successes will be provided by our guest speakers:
Dr. Ernest Carter, Health Officer, Prince George's County Health Department
Ronnie Gill, Director, Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security
- This event will be simultaneously translated to Spanish and American Sign Language will be provided.
Registration is required.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Registration is required, please do so as soon as you can. While the forum is targeting members of Civic Associations and HOAs, all are welcome to attend.
Monday, April 26, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Good afternoon County Executive Alsobrooks, Board of Education Members, and Agency Directors,
Legislative Aide & Scheduler to
Council Member Monique Anderson-Walker, District 8
Click here for the Council Member's 2019 Year End Review
County Administration Building
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
from Meredith McGehee
Before the meeting
-- know your subject
-- have a one-pager ready that tracks the argument you are going to make
-- source your facts
-- do your homework
-- know what public official has done or said on the topic
-- decide on your topic for the meeting, no more than 3 issues and know ahead of time your "ask"
-- the "ask" should be something within the official's power
-- if it's important, include in the "ask" how you expect the politician to accomplish it
-- if possible, partner with strange bedfellows e.g., business and labor; Rs and Ds
-- be clear about who you are speaking for; don't represent yourself as speaking for a group unless you are authorized to do so
-- figure out the questions you want to ask to engage the official in a discussion
-- questions should elicit information, not just yes or no e.g., so how do you think this through?
-- try not to impugn the motives of opponents but counter their arguments
-- dress appropriately, don't wear something that distracts from the topic you are going to discuss
At the meeting
-- make request for a meeting succinctly and be clear about topic you want to discuss
-- if possible, go with a buddy
--have more than 2, decide ahead of time who will be lead spokesperson and divide up other topics
-- introduce everyone at beginning and make sure you get names of all Staffers who are at meeting
-- have no more than 3 topics; don't throw in a subject or say "while I'm here let me tell you how I feel about a totally unrelated topic
-- don't speak for longer than 10 minutes, hopefully less. If someone in your group starts going on too long, have a signal to stop them
--be aware of the official "filibustering" you i.e., talking and not letting you talk
-- if that happens, find a moment to jump in and get on topic
-- ask the questions you've prepared if it fits the flow of the meeting
-- be sure before the meeting is ended you have made your ask; designate someone to do so;
-- don’t argue, berate, or become hostile
-- follow up with a thank you and send any information you discussed
Meredith McGehee is Executive Director of Issue One. She is one of the nation’s foremost experts on Congress and ethics in politics and has been described as one of the most in-the-know persons about lobbying, money-in-politics, media policy and the Washington, D.C. political scene. She has been recognized 14 times by The Hill newspaper, including the current year, as one of the top nonprofit grassroots advocates in Washington. McGehee is frequently sought out in the national print and television news media as an honest broker and veteran policy expert who holds both parties accountable to the same standards. She is a regular speaker at universities and organizations around the country. Prior to serving as executive director of Issue One, she spent decades working across the ethics and political reform landscape both in Washington and in states around the country. She also worked on Capitol Hill for six years and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa and is a Phi Beta Kappa, cum laude graduate of Pomona College in California.
- Recommendation: First, click on a image for the map, then download it to your device, and then zoom down to see street names.
- Thanks to Charlie Griffith, DPW&T Project Manager, for providing this map
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Monday, April 12, 2021
We picked up trash, trimmed some of the trees we’ve planted previously, and removed vines from the fences along Fort Washington Road north of the school. Volunteers included Patti Holcomb, Henrieta Dzurikaninova, Angela Malone, Eric Williams, Bil Nelson, Dede Perkins, Sarita Burns, Ed & Jacque Akselrad, Troy Ford, Kim Vu, and JoAnn Davis.
We have more to do, so we will join others across the county on Saturday, May 1, 2021 for the Growing Green with Pride Day community clean-up. Again, we’ll meet at 9 AM at Potomac Landing Elementary School.
The county will provide mulch if anyone is willing to pick it up for us. Pick up days are Wed. April 28 through Saturday May 1 in Forestville. We can place it around our previously planted trees.
Please contact Jamie Crist if you have questions or are interested in volunteering to pick up mulch. You can reach him by cell (text or call) at 703-966-8757 (text or call) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The challenge is the rain in many of these places is getting heavier. And the amount of pavement that rain is falling on, it’s getting bigger,” Samaras said. “So it’s kind of a double whammy. You have less places for the rain to go into the ground, you have more rain, and you have the same old sewer pipes from 30 years ago.”