County to Hold Essex Reimagined Spring Kickoff Event

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski today announced that Baltimore County’s multi-departmental, place-based revitalization initiative in the Essex community, now known as Essex Reimagined, will host a spring kickoff at a Community Connections Resource Fair on Saturday, May 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Deep Creek Middle School (1000 S Marlyn Ave, Essex, MD 21221).

This first-of-its-kind Community Connections Resource Fair, hosted jointly with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) Community Schools in the Chesapeake High School Feeder Pattern, is the latest effort from the County’s Essex Reimagined initiative and will offer health resources and other community resources in addition to student performances, free arts and crafts activities, and other family-friendly entertainment.

“We remain fully committed to the successful revitalization and reimagining of the Essex community and this resource fair is another step forward in helping make that vision a reality,” Olszewski said. “Baltimore County’s Essex Reimagined initiative will continue to leverage dedicated resources and countywide coordination in the months and years ahead so that we can empower residents, address systemic disparities, and strengthen quality of life across Essex.”

In June 2021, Olszewski announced plans to develop Baltimore County’s first place-based initiative to support the Essex community’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while also combatting longstanding historical challenges, including public safety, code enforcement, access to recreational spaces, as well as other social and economic disparities.

The Olszewski administration is actively leveraging over $3 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds to support this ongoing initiative which, to date, has included efforts such as:

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Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later in 2022.