Establish a strong connection between the Board of County Commissioners and a diverse cross section of Calvert citizens and groups. Actively engage in data gathering and information sharing. Explore increased leisure time activities for Calvert County young people. Re-build civic duty and responsibility. Encourage and celebrate volunteerism.
Build trust through transparency in decision-making and bipartisan consensus-building. Use all available data to inform the process of establishing priorities for projects, programs, and services that affect the quality of life of Calvert County citizens. Promote and encourage “servant leadership.” Maintain a citizens-first approach to governing and support and celebrate all county employees.
Build collaboration and trust with school system leadership in maintaining the high stature of Calvert County Schools. Support teachers and promote student-centered decision making. Encourage funding of the goals of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education. Encourage STEM initiatives and student exposure and exploration of diverse career paths. Support the creation of community schools bringing together targeted services to meet identified areas of need.
Support our law enforcement in maintaining the safety of our communities and roadways and work collaboratively to prioritize areas of greatest need. Work with the Calvert County Public Schools to establish logical and rational approaches to school safety. Support our fire and rescue departments to optimize their services in response to an increasing need and work with energy facilities to ensure the safety and well-being of their Calvert County neighbors.
Support the small business community and promote agriculture as well as new innovations in agri-business. Encourage and support increased opportunities for residents to buy and sell their products locally including the expansion of local farmers’ markets. Promote tourism and Calvert County as a “destination” community by maintaining its rural character and protecting its natural beauty.
Make responsible decisions regarding residential and commercial growth based on the best and most reliable data available. Support a process for revising comprehensive and master plans that relies on these data including traffic studies to determine the impact of expanding town centers on traffic flow and safe travel on Calvert County roads. Support decisions on growth that rely on high levels of transparency and community engagement.
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