4th District - May 2019 E-News from Council Chair Todd M. Turner

May 2019


Prince George's County Government

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Prince George's County Public Schools

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Prince George's County Memorial Library System

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Bowie State University Mock Proposal Presentation

I had a tough role play as a member of the Yorktown City Council to review Bowie State University business student's proposal to redevelop a five city block area in the "Elmwood District" of the fictitious town of Yorktown on May 15th. This was a collaboration between BSU and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), lead by Professor Sherman Ragland.

District 4 School Visits


C. Elizabeth Rieg Regional School

Had a great time at our public schools this month - attending the annual Challenge Day at C. Elizabeth Reig and Career Days at Samuel Ogle Middle and Pointer Ridge Elementary Schools.


Samuel Ogle Middle School


Pointer Ridge Elementary School

Council Honors State Champion Eleanor Roosevelt Basketball Team


The County Council on May 14th, recognized the 2018-19 4A State Championship Boys Basketball Team from Eleanor Roosevelt High School.  Congratulations on a great season!

Angelica Brooks, Bowie High School County Teacher of the Year


During a proclamation ceremony, the Council honored and congratulated the 2019 Prince George's County Public Schools Teacher of the Year - Angelica Brooks from Bowie High School.  Brooks has been a choir and chorus teacher in the County for over ten years.  For the Bowie Blade News story – click here.

Champ House Fish Fry


Pictured here with Champ House President Steve Clark and County Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale.

I was pleased to stop by Champ House's Annual Recovery Fish Fry and Drug Awareness Day on May 11th. Saw a few old friends and some County officials. For more information on Champ House, please click here.

Council Hosts U.S. Senator Ben Cardin


The County Council was pleased to host our senior U.S. Senator Ben Cardin on May 6th for a meet and greet. Senator Cardin discussed current federal and County issues, including the Mueller Report, transportation and federal tax policy and its impacts.

Fallen Heroes Memorial Services


On May 2nd and 6th we paid tribute at the Annual Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremonies hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police Prince George's County, Lodge 89 and the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 112 - Deputy Sheriff Association in anticipation of the annual Police Week in Washington, D.C.

Prince George's County High Schools Make Newsweek Rankings

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Congratulations to the Prince George's County Schools that made the list, including Eleanor Roosevelt and  Bowie High Schools.  Please click this link to read about the ranking of the schools.

Tulip Grove Dedication Ceremony


On May 2nd the staff and students held a dedication ceremony at the new Tulip Grove Elementary School that opened in August 2018.

State's Attorney's Safe Driving Campaign Kickoff


I attend Prince George’s County States Attorney Aisha Braveboy's "Drive Focused, Sober & Safe" campaign kickoff in Oxon Hill at the South Technology Recreation Center on April 27th.

Prince George's County Valor Awards


I was honored to attended the 42nd Prince George’s County Public Safety Luncheon on Wednesday, April 24 at Martin’s Crosswinds.  This prestigious event is the County’s official awards ceremony to honor and celebrate the public safety community. Firefighters, paramedics, police officers, sheriff’s deputies, correctional officers, and 9-1-1 dispatchers will receive medals of valor for their heroic and meritorious actions.   The luncheon is also the single yearly fundraiser to support the Prince George’s County Public Safety Assistance Program, which provides over 2,000 food baskets to needy families throughout our County during the holiday season. 

Contact the
District 4 Team

Tomeka C. Bumbry
Chief of Staff/
Legislative Aide

Evelyn Archie
Community Outreach Coordinator

Jarryd Hawkins
Constituent Services Aide

Rhonda Tinsley
Administrative Aide/Grants Administrator

Greetings from Chair Turner

Welcome to the May 2019 edition of the 4th District Legislative Email Newsletter.  The County Council is finishing our Fiscal Year 2020 County Budget review pursuant to the County Charter, which will continue until the budget is adopted on May 29th.  Budget information is available on the Council's FY 2020 Budget Portal.  Please see some updates and events coming up.


"Around the County" With Featured Guest County Executive Angela Alsobrooks!

Please check out my second show of Around the County, featuring an interview with County Executive Angela Alsobrooks.  To view the show, please click here.

Bike to Work Day


May 17, 2019 was Bike to Work Day in the Metropolitan Washington region.  Prince George’s County had over 12 sites, including the Wayne K. Curry Administration Building, where I joined County agencies and participants.  For photos from the event, please click here.

Prince George's County Maintains AAA Bond Rating

On May 8th the Prince George’s County Council joined County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks in celebration of the exciting news that all three of the Wall Street financial rating agencies – Moody’s, Fitch and Standard and Poor’s – have maintained the County’s Triple-A Bond Rating.  For a full statement, view here

Growing Green with Pride Community Clean Up


On May 1, 2019, Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn and I was pleased to join County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks at the launch of the County’s Beautification Initiative. The purpose of the launch is to announce a new coordinated approach to picking up litter across the county, new methods to address illegal dumping, increased emphasis and education on recycling and composting and a youth peer education program called the Clean County Cadets.

On May 4, 2019, the District 4 Team participated in a Countywide clean-up entitled “Growing Green with Pride” to beautify the County.  We partnered with the Longleaf HOA, Toyota of Bowie, the Bowie Baysox and Prince George's County Fire Station 16 to clean Governor Bridge Road followed by a complimentary thank you celebration for all who participated in this year's clean-up efforts, that included food, prizes and entertainment at Watkins Regional Park. Thank you to all those that participated and showed their "Pride" in Prince George's County. #GrowingGreenWithPride and #PrinceGeorgesProud

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Fire Ops 101

I had a great opportunity on May 9th to join with my County Council colleagues - Calvin Hawkins, Mel Franklin, Monique Anderson-Walker and Sydney Harrison - and other government representatives from the region - at the Fire Ops 101, hosted by IAFF Locals 1619, 1664 and 1926, at the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute at the University of Maryland-College Park. We appreciate our County Fire & EMS personnel even more!


Eleanor Roosevelt High School

Game Plan, Inc.


On May 1st I visited Game Plan Inc., which is conducting a Pilot Project Management Program at Eleanor Roosevelt High School for a cohort of 15 junior students to be trained by Certified Project Managers through content developed by the Project Management Institute. After completing the course, students will gain work and project management experience by working on a real-life project for Build Your Own Brand (BOYB) in Atlanta, GA.

WSTC Reappointment


The County Council unanimously confirmed my reappointment to the Washington Suburban Transit Commission (WSTC) on April 30, 2019.  WSTC serves as the bi-county agency that coordinates mass transit activities for Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in concert with the State of Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The Commission also acts as the financial conduit through which funds flow between the counties, the State of Maryland and WMATA.  Thomas Graham, a resident of Upper Marlboro, was also appointed to represent Prince George’s County as a member of the WSTC Commission and as an alternate member on the WMATA Board.

Upcoming Events

BowieFest 2019

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Please join my staff and I at Bowiefest, a long-standing traditional event in the City of Bowie celebrating its 42 year.  The event will be held on Saturday, June 1st from 11:00am - 6:00pm at Allen Pond, 3300 Northview Drive in Bowie.  There will be arts and crafts, a variety of food, kiddie rides, entertainment and vendors.  Please stop by the 4th District table #146 to say hello and be entertained by "Petals the Clown" who will be making fun balloon sculptures!  For more information on the event, please visit the City of Bowie website.

2019 Prince George's County Housing Fair


The Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) and the Housing Authority of Prince George's County present the 2019 Housing Fair.  The event will be held on Saturday, June 8th from 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. at the Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 20785.

Free and open to the public, the 2019 Prince George's County Housing Fair features industry professionals that can speak with attendees about preparing to purchase a home, financing a home, home demonstrations, and more.  Free workshops, seminars and panel discussions offer attendees a wide variety of topics that are tailored to help buy a new home, remain in an existing home, buy a larger home or down-size to a smaller home.  For additional questions, you can call 301-883-5094 or click on flyer to print the information.

Board of Health Town Hall

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, the County Council, sitting as the Board of Health, will host a Town Hall meeting on Public Health issues, including updates on the status of the new Regional Medical Center in Largo, a new health services study to be initiated and matters before the Council in our Board of Health capacity.  We look forward to your participation and hearing your concerns.  Please see flyer below for more information or visit the County website.


Bowie Center for the Performing Arts Programs


Please enjoy one of several upcoming performances and programs at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts this month.  For more information on this show and others, please click here for BCPA's  website.

I hope you enjoyed the Memorial Day Holiday, as we recognized and honored those who served in the United States Armed Forces and made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation.

As always, please reach out to my office for any assistance you may need.

I am Sincerely Yours in Service,


Hon. Todd M. Turner
Council Chair
4th Council District