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Congressman Brown Tours Anne Arundel County

September 15, 2017
Press Release
County Executive Schuh Hosts Tour of Priority Projects in Fourth Congressional District

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) joined Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh for a tour of key facilities in the Anne Arundel County portion of the Fourth Congressional District including the Patuxent Research Refuge, U.S. Navy Dairy Farm, and Anne Arundel Community College. A third of Anne Arundel County residents – more than 180,000 people – are represented by Congressman Brown.

“I promised Anne Arundel County would have a strong advocate and helpful partner in Washington, and this tour is just one more example that my commitment to all the families of the Fourth Congressional District,” said Congressman Brown. “From workforce development and training to infrastructure to economic development – federal-local partnership is key to moving our shared priorities forward. I will continue to work to improve collaboration and better align federal engagement with Anne Arundel County’s goals and long-term vision.”

Congressman Brown and County Executive Schuh discussed the following priorities:

  • Supporting Patuxent Research Refuge home of the U.S. Geological Survey – Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, an agency that conducts research on wildlife population surveys, habitat fragmentations, pollinator ecology and wildlife disease transmission
  • Increasing infrastructure investments, which would allow for roadway improvements and improved transit service on Maryland Route 3 and Interstate 97
  • Enhancing the federally owned Dairy Farm to add new amenities – including trails and recreational facilities – to better serve local residents
  • Prioritizing career and college readiness and providing modern facilities at Severna Park High School and Anne Arundel Community College
  • Removing blight and reinvesting in communities like Earleigh Heights through targeted loans and tax credits

“We are excited Congressman Brown is committed to representing Anne Arundel County's interests,” said County Executive Steve Schuh. “We are home to some of nation's most important federal assets, and this tour was a great way to showcase the important role we play in our national economy.”

Congressman Brown and County Executive Schuh was joined by Mark Hartzell – Chief Administrative Officer, Nancy Schrum – Director of Community and Constituent Services, Bernie Marczyk – Office of Government Relations, and Julie Mussog – President and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation.

Since taking office in January, Congressman Brown has opened a District Office in Annapolis staffed by a community engagement officer, and held nine town halls in Anne Arundel County.