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Coffee with Kevin scheduled for Catonsville

Open forum with community leaders to discuss issues and opportunities

1/28/2014, 6 a.m.
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz

— Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz will hold a community forum as part of his ongoing effort to interact directly with Baltimore County residents and community leaders. The latest Coffee with Kevin will be held in Catonsville at the Bloomsbury Community Center, located at 106 Bloomsbury Avenue on Friday, January 31, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The meeting will be open to the public without pre-registration. Coffee and donuts will be provided.

"I am very excited that the County Executive is coming to my community to meet with residents," said Denise Avara, president of the Westowne Elementary School PTA. "We've worked so well with him on school overcrowding issues, and it will be great to have an opportunity to talk about other issues as well. I really like the fact that there is no agenda and people can simply bring up any issue they want to discuss."

"We've held these community forums in Lansdowne, Parkville, Perry Hall and Pikesville, and each one has been very informative for me," said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. "When I have the opportunity to hear directly from community members in an unfiltered manner, it is a very good thing."

These forums are part of Baltimore County's ongoing efforts to increase transparency and responsiveness in government. The County is using social media to communicate directly with the public through Facebook and Twitter, as well as publishing a regular blog, Baltimore County Now, to share current and timely information with citizens. "It's a great tool for keeping County residents informed. I hope that everyone in Baltimore County will follow us online and stay connected with County government through social media," concluded Kamenetz.