Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Anne Arundel County Police Chief Larry Tolliver announced his resignation Tuesday afternoon, in a letter that says the decision was not "stimulated" by negative claims about the department.
After a stretch of less than nine months heading police in Anne Arundel County, Chief Larry Tolliver announced his resignation Tuesday afternoon, as the county awaits the outcome of an investigation into claims of unfair treatment within the department. "I am resigning today because the department needs a chief who can focus solely on the department’s mission, something that is challenging to do in the current environment," Tolliver said in the letter. Tolliver's resignation is effective May 21. Patch contacted the office of County Executive Laura Neuman for information about possible replacements, but she has yet to respond. In late April, County Councilman Jamie Benoit wrote Neuman, requesting an investigation into whether Tolliver used …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The new county executive touched on issues ranging from ethics to the county property tax cap, attendees said.
New Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman met with members of the Crofton community on Tuesday night, taking questions for more than an hour on issues including ethics, property taxes and business policies, according to those in attendance. Members of the Greater Crofton Council told Patch that Neuman spoke for more than an hour—double her allotted time—and said the county must modernize and find ways to compete with other counties. According to a report on the Greater Crofton Council website, Neuman said the county government "was stuck in the 1980s" and would benefit from improved systems at the Office of Planning and Zoning and in areas of inspections and permitting. "Neuman said that most job growth is from small businesses and…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Laura Neuman will be the guest speaker at Tuesday's meeting of the Greater Crofton Council.
New Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman will make her first public appearance in Crofton on Tuesday. Neuman will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Greater Crofton Council, to be held at the community center at the Village at Waugh Chapel. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and Neuman is scheduled to speak for 30 minutes. The Anne Arundel County Council appointed Neuman on Feb. 22. She filled the vacancy left by John R. Leopold, who resigned following his conviction on misconduct charges.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Laura Neuman said she will make Anne Arundel County a leader in Maryland.
Anne Arundel's new county executive, Laura Neuman, was sworn into office on Friday morning at the county courthouse in the company of her family. Neuman recited the words that formalized her office, while standing next to her daughter, Avery, and son, Alex—who both beamed and waved for the cameras. After the ceremony, Neuman laid out a portion of her plans as executive. "We will be a leader in the state, and I look forward to meeting that effort. We will restore confidence in the executive branch of government in Anne Arundel County," she said. "I am truly honored to have this opportunity. Thank you." Neuman assumed the office of county executive almost exactly 12 hours after Thursday night's County Council meeting, where she received the …
The chief executive officer of Howard County’s Economic Development Authority will be sworn into office at 10 a.m. Friday in Annapolis.
UPDATE (11:45 a.m.)—Laura Neuman, who was selected to be the new county executive, was greeted with a rush of applause moments after she received a majority vote Thursday from the Anne Arundel County Council. Neuman, 46, is a native of Anne Arundel County and the CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority. She gave a rousing speech during her interview with council members on Thursday night, laying her whole life bare—her trials and successes in making her own way in the world. Neuman earned a master's in business administration without a high school diploma or undergraduate degree, worked at T. Rowe Price, and Hilton Hotels before earning a name for herself in Maryland. "It is truly an honor to serve," Neuman said after she …