The Governor's Intergovernmental Affairs Office Blog
April 23, 2012: Governor O’Malley visits Hagerstown for the Day
On April 23rd, Governor Martin O’Malley visited the City of Hagerstown to meet with local community leaders and elected officials and witness firsthand the tremendous growth and vitality happening in Washington County. At the Central Maryland Labor Councils Workers’ Memorial Day Ceremony, Governor O’Malley remembered the working Marylanders who have been killed, injured, or made ill on the job due to unsafe working conditions. Later that morning, he toured the recently completed Hagerstown Community College(HCC) STEM building featuring solar, wind, and geothermal energy components. The five story, 65,000 square foot building now houses HCC's science programs, alternative energy technology, cybersecurity, mechanical engineering, and mathematics programs.
Following his stop at HCC, Governor O’Malley convened a public safety cross-border information sharing event, a regional collaborative initiative involving supervision & data sharing on violent offenders. This event was in partnership with Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Governor O'Malley along with Delegate Donoghue and Senator Munson also attended a ribbon cutting for the new Maryland State Police Western Operations Center. This $12.8 million O’Malley-Brown investment houses an expanded State Police Forensic Sciences Laboratory for Western Maryland, the State Fire Marshal’s Office, allied law enforcement offices, and a large training classroom. Finally, rounding out his successful trip, Governor O’Malley participated in a tour of VT Industries, a market leader in the manufacturing of laminate countertops, who recently located operations to Hagerstown, MD.
To view a video of Governor O’Malley’s visit to Hagerstown Community College, please watch this short video.
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