Dear Friends and Neighbors:
Happy New Year! As we look ahead to the new year, I would like to update you on what #TeamMcCray has been working on over the final few weeks of 2019.
Baltimore at Work
I enjoyed the opportunity to tour the GAF Roofing Plant in South Baltimore, which employs about 180 workers over three shifts. GAF is the number one roofing shingle distributer in the country and their Baltimore plant is one of the seven largest in the nation. They also have an incredibly diverse workforce that is represented by the Teamsters and LIUNA.
In partnership with the Maryland Association of Counties (MACO), I organized a podcast with Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, and BCCC President Dr. Debra McCurdy. During the podcast, we had a chance to talk about the progress being made throughout our city. You can listen to the full audio here.
Earlier this month, the Baltimore International Academy—one of Baltimore’s foreign language immersion schools—held an award ceremony to recognize the achievements of its talented students. It was inspiring to see the dedication and enthusiasm that our young people have for their studies. Kudos to all of the BIA students and faculty for their hard work during the first half of the school year.
In the Neighborhood
No one knows our communities better than our seniors. I was delighted to join our neighbors at the Everall Gardens Senior Home on Belair Road for snacks and drinks to discuss my first year in the Maryland Senate. I am thankful for the wisdom and counsel they provided during our time together, and look forward to engaging with them in the year to come.
Once again, we had the opportunity to join the Keystone Mountain Lakes Carpenters for our annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. Thanks to the Carpenters, we were able to provide 200—yes, 200—turkeys to neighbors in the 45th District.
A Successful Pre-Reception Reception
Thank you to all who came out to the Pre-Session Reception earlier this month. The event was a major success and a great opportunity to reconnect with many neighbors in the 45th District and throughout Baltimore.
A Pre-Legislative Town Hall
On behalf of the 45th District delegation, I would like to invite you to join myself, Delegate Talmadge Branch, and Delegate Stephanie Smith for a townhall meeting on Saturday, January 4 at Mount Pleasant Church and Ministries (6600 Radecke Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21206) at 10:00AM. We expect to cover everything from ideas to improve our communities to legislative priorities, the bond bill process, and senatorial/delegate scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year.
Listening. Learning. Leading.
Senator, 45th Legislative District