Taking the Initiative

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III to Unveil New Plan to Help Communities in Need April 18

By Suite Media

bakerThanks to a new initiative, Prince George’s County neighborhoods in need will now have another way to achieve a better, more productive quality of life.

Known as the Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI), the recently-announced plan aims to improve education, economic development, crime, healthcare and human services in six identified communities with significant and unique needs. Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III will unveil the specifics of this initiative Wednesday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the Glassmanor Elementary School, 1011 Marcy Avenue Oxon Hill.

TNI’s predominant goal is to aid the targeted neighborhoods in developing a prospering economy, safer communities and school systems, and high-quality healthcare through the use of cross-governmental resources. As part of the plan’s proactive strategy, cross-governmental units will work to develop improved service delivery procedures that will be employed across the departments to enhance service distribution in both high-need and lower-need areas. The regions identified for the initiative are East Riverdale/Bladensburg, Glassmanor, Hillcrest Heights/Marlow Heights, Kentland/Palmer Park, Langley Park, and Suitland/Coral Hills.

“As I traverse across this great County, from one end to the other, I have the opportunity to see so many facets of our communities.  While all of them have their unique qualities and not to mention, the greatest citizens and residents, I recognize, that some of our neighborhoods are in jeopardy,” Baker said in a press release.

In implementing the initiative, each of the county’s four Deputy Chief Administrative Officers (DCAOs), as well as two Assistant DCAOs, will be assigned to one of the identified neighborhoods, directing actions based on accountability and leadership to accomplish measured progress.

In addition to Baker, Prince George’s County Chief Administrative Officer, Bradford L. Seamon, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks. Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin C. High, Dr. William R. Hite, Jr. , Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw, and Community Speaker Jacoline Key will also be present at the unveiling.

Photo: Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III

(Article written by Annamarya Scaccia but credited to Suite Media in News section)

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