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Help Support Local Charities on Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 is #GivingTuesday, a national online fundraiser to encourage those who can, donate to various nonprofit organizations. Please consider contributing to #GivingTuesday and serving  College Park and surrounding areas. Many of these groups are working to address inequities in the community and assist residents in need during the pandemic. Only together can […]

Monday November 29th, 2021 in Charity, Community | Comments Off on Help Support Local Charities on Giving Tuesday

Good Neighbor Day Turns 10!

I want to thank everyone who joined today to celebrate the 10th Good Neighbor Day and to do some fantastic service projects in College Park. I had the opportunity to join a group at the Hollywood Elementary School to make a Little Free Library for the school children. Our team was able to build the […]

Sunday November 14th, 2021 in Community | Comments Off on Good Neighbor Day Turns 10!

How Busy is College Park Community Center?

College Park Community Center is the only fully functional community center within College Park’s boundary. As part of the recent discussion on the City’s recreation needs assessment, we’ve been told that facilities, including the College Park Community Center, is rarely used. On the other hand, we often get comments from residents telling us that depending […]

Tuesday October 27th, 2020 in Community, Recreation | Comments Off on How Busy is College Park Community Center?

Council to Discuss Senior and Community Recreation Needs Assessment Survey Responses

Early last year, the City Council decided to do a study on the comprehensive recreational/activities and program space needs assessment. The purpose of this study was to gather community feedback on The City of College Park’s facilities, trails, amenities, programs, future planning, communication, and more. Furthermore, there was a need to assess senior program offerings […]

Monday August 3rd, 2020 in City Council, Community | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Senior and Community Recreation Needs Assessment Survey Responses

Police Community Meeting Update: Thank You

My deepest thanks and appreciation for those who joined last evening’s town hall on community-police relations. Personally, I was moved by the mood and many emotions displayed by the panelists and many participants in the meeting. My special thanks to CM Mitchell for co-hosting the event, our distinguished panelists, Pastor Wright, and other guests for […]

Tuesday June 16th, 2020 in Community, Police | Comments Off on Police Community Meeting Update: Thank You

College Park Says Sorry to its Own Historic Black Community

At last week’s meeting, the College Park City Council adopted a resolution stating that it apologizes for the systemic racism that once existed many years ago, causing City’s 130 years old African American community mostly disappear. The motion came as an amendment to the resolution in support of Black lives following the tragic and senseless […]

Saturday June 13th, 2020 in Community | Comments Off on College Park Says Sorry to its Own Historic Black Community

For a Stronger Community Policing Program

During the current environment, when the distrust between police and community is at an alarmingly high level, we cannot stress enough about the importance of having a strong community policing program. In College Park, we should be thankful to live in a community, where our police officers work closely with the residents to make them […]

Thursday June 11th, 2020 in Community, Police | Comments Off on For a Stronger Community Policing Program

City Considering COVID-19 Assistance to the Community Groups and Local Businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous challenges for businesses and residents in the City. In order to protect public health and safety, the Governor has ordered businesses to close and people to stay at home except for essential services. The University of Maryland campus is closed. Many College Park business owners, employees, and residents have […]

Sunday April 5th, 2020 in Announcements, Business, Community, COVID-19 | Comments Off on City Considering COVID-19 Assistance to the Community Groups and Local Businesses

Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day is a day when we remember and admire those men and women in uniform who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can all enjoy our freedom and live in peace and security. Because of their sacrifices, everyone in this country, including those who were born here, and those who came from abroad […]

Monday May 27th, 2019 in Community | Comments Off on Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

Year 2017 in Review

Here is a rundown of the major events happened in 2017.  Let’s stay connected in the year 2018. January 13: MOM’s Organic Market to Move to Larger Space as REI Leaves Next Month March 29: A Split Council Approves UMD’s DayCare At City’s Calvert Rd Site April 3: Single Family Homes in College Park – Challenges […]

Sunday December 31st, 2017 in Community | Comments Off on Year 2017 in Review

City Announces FY2018 Community Services Grant

This week, the City has announced the Community Services grant for the fiscal year 2018. The purpose of City’s Community Services Grant is to provide opportunities for community-based programs and projects within the City of College Park. The City believes that supporting community activities enhances the community as a whole. The City will provide grants […]

Thursday December 7th, 2017 in Announcements, Community | Comments Off on City Announces FY2018 Community Services Grant

Thank you!

Kabir 768 Kennedy 469 Gill 304 Debosky 255 [Unofficial results can be seen here on City’s website] I want to take a moment to thank you all for re-electing me and giving me the opportunity to serve you for the next 2 years as your City Council representative. The trust that you have put on […]

Wednesday November 8th, 2017 in City Council, Community | 2 Comments »

Single Family Homes in College Park – Challenges and Opportunities

Following a recent discussion about housing in College Park, I looked into the number of single-family homes in different parts of the City. I used data from the Maryland National Park and Planning’s GIS, which I obtained from City’s engineering division. Please see that map here. I used this worksheet to make these charts. Two […]

Monday April 3rd, 2017 in Community | Comments Off on Single Family Homes in College Park – Challenges and Opportunities

New CRM Platform will Help Report Code Issues via Smart Phones

Staff has recently finalized a contract with software company, Accela. Once finalized, Accela will function as the City’s new Customer Relations Management (CRM) software system. The upgraded CRM will include a smart phone app that residents, Councilmembers, staff, and others will be able to access in order to report code violations, concerns, and complaints.

Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 in Communication, Community | Comments Off on New CRM Platform will Help Report Code Issues via Smart Phones

Help Community Groups That Help Our Neighbors in Need

Another year is nearly over and most of us have a lot to be thankful for; however, we have many neighbors in need. The holidays are a great time for giving back, and there are countless opportunities to do so in our area. If you are in a position to support these community groups, remember, […]

Thursday December 22nd, 2016 in Announcements, Community | Comments Off on Help Community Groups That Help Our Neighbors in Need