ANNAPOLIS, MD (August 18, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley will be joined by Mayor Robert C. Willey, members of the General Assembly, local officials and area residents to declare Easton Maryland’s “Capital for a Day” tomorrow, as the town celebrates it’s 300th anniversary this year. Governor O’Malley will focus the Easton “Capital for a Day” on the Eastern Shore economy, and continue with economic visits along the shore on Friday.
The monthly “Capital for a Day” program launched by Governor O’Malley in 2007 brings the State Capital to every corner of Maryland through a series of events across a diverse selection of Maryland cities, towns and communities. Below is the full public schedule for Governor O’Malley’s visit.
10:00 a.m. Governor O’Malley to announce record participation in Maryland’s Cover Crop program
Location: Hutchison Bros. Farm, 11088 Lewistown Road, Cordova, MD
11:30 a.m. Governor O’Malley to share lunch and hold roundtable discussion with employees of the Easton Mail Processing Plant
Location: Coffee Cat, 1 Goldsborough Street, Easton
12:30 p.m. Governor O’Malley will visit local business owners in Historic Downtown Easton
Location: Starting at 1 Goldsborough Road, Easton, MD and Ending at the Tidewater Inn at 101 East Dover, Easton
1:00 p.m. Governor O’Malley to host official Cabinet Meeting at the Tidewater Inn
Location: Tidewater Inn, Crystal Room, 101 East Dover, Easton
In addition to Governor O’Malley’s official schedule, members of the Executive Cabinet will be meeting throughout the region with their respective local counterparts:
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs:
* Secretary Ed Chow will meet with Dr. Gary Moore, United Methodist Church, to discuss veteran outreach in the faith-based community.
* Later, Secretary Chow will join Secretary Lawlah for a tour of the Talbot Senior Center.
* Secretary Chow will also meet with Donna Peltzer at Chesapeake College to discuss issues veterans face.
* In the evening, Secretary Chow will address Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 648 at their monthly meeting.
Maryland Military Department:
* Brig. General James Adkins will visit the Easton Armory.
Department of Juvenile Services:
* Deputy Secretary Dr. Sheri Meisel will participate in a public safety roundtable discussion with State Police, Department of Public Safety and Corrections Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, local law enforcement, the State’s Attorney’s Office, the Child Advocacy Center, local Health Department, and members of the County Council at the Tidewater Inn.
Department of Natural Resources:
* Secretary John Griffin will meet and have lunch with citizens participating in the Marylanders Grow Oysters program.
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services:
* Deputy Secretary Phil Pie will participate in a public safety roundtable discussion with State Police, Department of Juvenile Justice, local law enforcement, the State’s Attorney’s Office, the Child Advocacy Center, local Health Department, and members of the County Council at the Tidewater Inn.
Maryland State Police
* Col. Terrence Sheridan will participate in a public safety roundtable discussion with Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, local law enforcement, the State’s Attorney’s Office, the Child Advocacy Center, local Health Department, and members of the County Council at the Tidewater Inn.
Department of Labor, Licenses, and Regulation:
* Secretary Alex Sanchez will visit the Upper Shore One-Stop Center with Secretary Raggio. They will be meeting with Doris Mason, Labor Exchange Administrator/Upper Shore Director and the Local WIB Regional Director E.C. Townsend (of DORS). Some of the LWIB's constituents will also be on-site. Secretary Sanchez and Secretary Raggio will also observe an Early Intervention workshop.
Department of General Services
* Secretary Alvin Collins will visit State Police Barrack I which DGS built in January 2007. Barrack I is located on Route 50 in Easton. Secretary Collins will review the lighting retrofit energy savings project at the barrack. The retrofit is one of 40 energy efficiency saving projects at 40 Maryland State Police (MSP) facilities throughout the State. The Secretary will also be briefed on the effectiveness of the new energy efficient E-85 fuel pump located at Barrack I. The installation of the pump was a DGS project. The facility serves State flex-fuel vehicles on the Eastern Shore.
Department of Human Resources:
* Interim Secretary Brian Wilbon will tour the Child Advocacy Center with officials from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention.
* Later, Interim Secretary Wilbon will meet with Family Investment staff at Talbot County Department of Social Services.
* In the afternoon, Interim Secretary Wilbon will meet with Family Investment Staff at Wicomico County DSS.
Department of Agriculture:
* Secretary Buddy Hance will join Governor O’Malley to announce Easton farmers’ record cover crop enrollment and other new State conservation initiatives.
Department of Aging:
* Secretary Gloria Lawlah will tour the Talbot Senior Center where she will participate in activities and meet with local seniors.
* Later, Secretary Lawlah will share lunch with members of the Talbot County Commission on Aging.
Department of Business and Economic Development:
* Secretary Christian Johannson will meet with local officials at the Tidewater Inn regarding local economic development.
Department of Budget and Management:
* Secretary Eloise Foster will have a working breakfast with County Officials from the Big Seven Counties, to discuss economic outlook and the priorities of the State’s larger counties.
* Later, Secretary Foster will have a working luncheon with local county and municipal officials to discuss the unique fiscal challenges and needs of counties located in a more rural setting, the economic outlook for the State of Maryland and the impact of recent budget decisions.
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:
* Deputy Secretary Renata Henry will tour the Choptank Community Health Services facility. Choptank Community Health Services, Inc. is a federally qualified, non-profit community health center providing primary health care services in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties and the surrounding areas. The various health centers provide a full range of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services.
* Later, Deputy Secretary Henry will tour the Eastern Shore Hospital Center (ESHC) is a mental health facility under the jurisdiction of the Department’s Mental Hygiene Administration. ESHC houses 3 psychiatric units and provides inpatient mental health services on the Eastern Shore for adults age 18 and older.
Department of the Environment
* Secretary Shari Wilson will visit the Cambridge field office and later tour the