Unveiling Of Randallstown Community Development Board Promises Renewed Life For Liberty Road Corridor


Credit: Randallstown NAACP/ Task Force on Revitalization of Liberty Road

OWINGS MILLS - The Greater Randallstown Community Development Organization (GRCDO), a nonprofit organization geared towards revitalizing the Liberty Road corridor, unveiled its Board of Directors on July 19.

The GRCDO was formed with the help of The Nelson Ideation Group (TNIG) and has been supported by $600,000 in funding from Baltimore County's allocation of the federal American Rescue Plan (ARPA).

The primary focus of the newly formed board will be to guide the revitalization efforts along Liberty Road. The group aims to address the community's diverse needs by forming strategic partnerships with business entities, government bodies, and other stakeholders. The main goal is to enhance the quality of life, safety, equity, and community preservation.

The board members, who were thoroughly interviewed and vetted by both TNIG and the Baltimore County Department of Planning, include Kenneth A. Buck, Donovan Cunningham, Robert F. Dashiell, Jaeah Fortune, Hennither B. Gant, Garshet Hatcher, Donovan Murphy, Martha D. Nathanson, Norita R. Phillips, Shirley Supik, Ayrika White-Mfoudi, and Daphne Daly, who will serve as an Ex Officio member.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski lauded the board, stating they are committed to revitalizing the Liberty Road corridor and transforming it into a thriving location.

"This Board brings together respected, thoughtful, and community-minded leaders with diverse perspectives, and I am grateful for their selfless work and commitment to making Randallstown better than ever for our future generations," Olszewski said.

Currently, TNIG is conducting a two-part community engagement process. They are reviewing data and past plans and collaborating with community leaders, major employers, business owners, and commercial property owners to identify the organization's priorities for its first three years.

TNIG plans to work closely with the GRCDO's Board of Directors to develop its strategic plan and set priorities as the project progresses.

For more information about the GRCDO or its initiatives, you can reach Amy Menzer at the Baltimore County Planning at 410 887-7955 or via email at amenzer@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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