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Selected Past Accomplishments


HEALTHCARE

  • Supported community initiatives to reduce high teen pregnancy rates in our community including support for the creation of the Washington County Teen Pregnancy Coalition. While efforts are ongoing, recent data has shown reductions in teen pregnancy rates.
  • Established a substance abuse task force which hosted 2 seminars for regional CEO’s to encourage employee substance abuse testing.

GOVERNMENT

  • Helped establish a community lobbying coalition.
  • Participated in a community-wide Task Force that recommended that a Charter Home Rule referendum be placed before the voters during the 2008 Primary Election.
  • Held three forums for education, transportation & community issues prior to the November election.

EDUCATION

  • Supported and aided in a successful effort to gain $10 Million dollars in State Capital funding for our Regional Library expansion.
  • Helped research financing options and secure funding for the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Downtown Hagerstown.
  • Helped secure funding for the “open space” project as an adjunct to the new University System - Hagerstown Facility.
  • Implemented a “Bridging the Gap” Program for local educators; allowing them to work in businesses during the summer to enhance their teaching skills. IMAGE STUDY With the help of a professional surveyor – conducted a community wide survey of our perception of ourselves.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

  • Helped community leaders develop and establish a new leadership development program for the community currently known as Leadership Washington County.

URBAN DEVELOPMENT

  • Helped the City of Hagerstown establish its first Community Development Corporation to catalyze market rate housing development in the urban core.

FOREIGN TRADE ZONE

  • Catalyzed the process leading to the establishment of a General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone established in Washington County.

TRANSPORTATION

  • Secured State funding for a 1.6 million dollar study for improvements to Interstate 81.
  • Supported efforts to build an Airport Runway Extension at Hagerstown-Washington County Regional Airport to be a catalyst for economic development in the region and improve safety for those using the airport.

DOWNTOWN PARKING

  • Coordinated the efforts of the City of Hagerstown and Washington County to finish a surface parking lot in downtown Hagerstown.
  • Supported the efforts of the City of Hagerstown in enhancing Renaissance Way (formerly Cramer’s Alley) to make access to the Arts & Entertainment parking deck easily accessible.