2018 Year in Review by Mayor Gavin Buckley
One year ago today, on December 4, 2017, I took the oath of office to become the 137th Mayor of Annapolis. It is the greatest honor of my life and I am humbled by your faith in me. I would like to extend my gratitude to the members of the Annapolis City Council, for their support and contributions to many of the successes of the city departments and new administration over the past 12 months. Read more.
Moody’s Affirms City’s Aa2 Bond Rating
Moody’s Investors Service recently announced it has affirmed the City of Annapolis’ Aa2 general obligation bond rating with a positive outlook. The report credits the city’s new management team for implementing new financial policies and budget processes to curb cost overruns, fund pension obligations, match recurring revenues to recurring expenses, reduce illiquid receivables, and rebuild reserves and liquidity. Read more.
Sign-up for our African American Business Roundtable
We recognize that businesses are a critical driver in our local economy and minority businesses have challenges specific to starting and growing a business. Therefore we want your input! Join us over lunch to share your views. The purpose of this roundtable is to bring African American business owners and economic development professionals together to create partnerships and collaboration to find solutions to challenges specific to businesses. This event is open to Anne Arundel County/Annapolis based businesses only. Tuesday, January 15, 11:30am-2:00pm, Pip Moyer Center, 273 Hilltop Ln, Annapolis. Register.
City to Host Parade in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The 5th Annual MLK Day Parade and Concert will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019. Start time is 12:00 noon at Amos Garrett Boulevard to the Annapolis City Dock; Parade Bandstand at Main Street and Market Street, 100 Main Street. The parade, “History in the Making” will feature grand marshals being honored for community service along with the United States Naval Academy Marching Band, horses, exotic cars and trucks, a live concert at City Dock, and a host of other bands and community groups from across the State of Maryland. Read more.
Maryland Arts Summit - Call for Proposals
Maryland Arts Summit will take place June 6-8, 2019. The summit will be the first of its kind for the arts sector in Maryland, highlighting the work that is being done through our communities. Dialogue, learning and networking opportunities will focus on the growth of Maryland arts. A Call for Proposals will be accepted through February 15, 2019 at 5PM. You will be notified of the status of your proposal by March 15, 2019.