Wednesday, April 29, 2015

There is an ELECTION in MOUNT RAINIER, MD, Monday, May 4, 2015

Another whirlwind day.  Meetings, meetings, meetings, but lots got accomplished or started.  Emergency preparedness took up a lot of my day.  We all sit back and shake our heads and talk about what could have been done, what should have been done, and who should have done it.  In small cities and towns, the same issues exist, and the same issues, mostly go unnoticed and un-addressed until the lid blows off.  Then we are up in arms.  Then we want to be heard.

There is an election in Mount Rainier.  The election date is May 4, 2015.  Not all of us can run for office, but 4,300+ of us can come out to the polls and vote for the candidates that we believe best represent us, our concerns, and our community.  In many of the previous elections held in this City (MOUNT RAINIER), less than 600 people CARED enough to come out to MOUNT RAINIER CITY HALL (POTTS BUILDING at one time, old fire station at other times) to cast their votes.

TRUE, visibility, communications, and information about the CITY ELECTION was limited at best, but IF YOU LIVE HERE, you have a duty and a responsibility to know certain basic things INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE A VOICE in your local government.  NO, voting at MOUNT RAINIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL or THOMAS STONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL was not voting in a MUNICIPAL ELECTION.  YOU HAVE NOT BEEN HEARD, and yes, people count on YOU NOT BEING HEARD especially, if you live in the apartments, Queens Manor, Kaywood, Queenstown, Arundel Apartments, and all of the other smaller apartments in the City.

This year, at least 4,300+ notices were sent to each registered voter in the City of Mount Rainier, Maryland.  You should have received your notice of the election last week.  It has YOUR NAME on it.  It has the VOTING INFORMATION on it.  IT HAS THE LOCATION OF THE ELECTION as well as the hours of the election. 

VOTING TAKES ONLY A FEW MINUTES.  Those elected will be in office for two to four years!  They will determine the services you get -- tax increases; police coverage; trash collection; code enforcement; parking, and yes a whole lot more!

In the past 40 years, I have heard almost every reason under the sun why people do not vote.  I have also had to listen to how unfair the system is; how our police officers do not respond; why trash cans and trash removal in the City is so archaic; how street repairs are needed; and the list goes on and on.  Your opportunity to lend your voice and to hold someone accountable for responding to YOU is when you participate in the election process.

No change does not come overnight.  No one person cannot do it by him or herself, BUT ask the person who lost an election by one vote!  Ask the person who almost won a million dollars, but missed it by one number!  YOUR VOTE COUNTS!  YOUR VOICE COUNTS!  You can be a part of those working to change our City – MOUNT RAINIER, MARYLAND in a positive manner or you can continue to sit on the sideline and see what happens next.

IT IS YOUR CALL.  There are committees in the City that COULD BENEFIT from your knowledge, experience and expertise.  Those elected do not know that you have the skills they need because YOU HAVE NOT YET stepped forward.  Remember, the best way to bring about change is to be a change agent and part of the change YOU WANT TO SEE HAPPEN in YOUR COMMUNITY.

VOTE, MONDAY, May 4, 2015.  This is an exciting time, and you have the opportunity to participate in this election.  Yes, you have to go to work, and I hope that all of you have jobs.  HOWEVER, the polls are open at 7:00am and they do not close until 8:00pm.  There is time to make your voice heard and YOUR VOTE COUNT!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Hearing Will Be Held TODAY!!!!!

Apr 27, 2015 — Hello All!! Let's get as many signatures as we can before 3:00PM tomorrow, a hearing will take place tomorrow 7:00PM, at the County Administration Building, 2nd Floor 14741.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Mount Rainier Election Board is moving our ELECTION Forward

I have never been so proud to live in Mount Rainier than I have the last few weeks as I watch this election move forward!

Our Election Board is HOT!

They are on target.

They are reaching out!

They have a new VIDEO.

Check it out.  You may have to copy and paste, but it is WORTH IT!

Congratulations on a job well done.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Brief Walk Through Mount Rainier, MD

Sometimes residents wonder about where they live.  Yes, you live in Prince George's County.  Yes, you live in the State of Maryland.  HOWEVER, if you live in Mount Rainier, Maryland, you live in a MUNICIPALITY!

The following PowerPoint will help you learn a little about Mount Rainier, and walk you through some of the facts about our wonderful City!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How hard do you think it is to do business in Prince George's County?

 Here is your opportunity to be heard, and voice your opinions about how all of that can be changed.

MARK your calendars and plan to attend this  discussion on April 29, 2015 at 10:00am. 

Business owners are invited to provide comments about their experiences doing business or attempting to do business with Prince George’s County (County). The primary objective is to assess, quantify, and evaluate the prevalence, magnitude, and extent of marketplace discrimination, if any, against minority, and women business enterprises (M/WBE), and County-Based business enterprises (CBBE). Your participation is critical to address potential modifications to the County’s current M/W/CBBE programs. The Disparity Study will examine the procurement of construction, services, and products; the subcontracting practices of prime contractors/service provid-ers who do business with the County and in the private sector. For more information on the disparity study’s objectives and tasks visit

10:00 – 12:00 A.M.
2:00 – 4:00 P.M.

 Individuals or business owners with questions or comments about the study can contact: Vernetta Mitchell, MGT of America, or (704) 531-4098

Monday, April 13, 2015


Volunteer opportunity.........WMATA NCR Exercise your help is requested

From:   French, Delisa
Attachments10:31 AM (3 hours ago)
Subject: WMATA NCR Exercise your help is requested

Good day to all;
The above attachments refer to the information below; we need more than 200 volunteers to participate in this exercise as victims.  I am asking for your support through your commitment, participation and by bringing at least two people with you.  Your support and effort in this matter would make this event a noble success!  Please use the information below to register.

 Date: April 19, 2015, WMATA National Capitol Region full-scale exercise

Location: Greenbelt Metro Station - 5717 Greenbelt Metro Drive, Greenbelt, MD 220740
Registration: 7:00 AM
Exercise: 8:00-3:00 PM
Registration for this exercise will close on April 13, 2015
Parking, lunch and refreshments will be provided, students will receive student service hours.

Exercise Overview
Using the framework of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), WMATA is conducting a series of exercises designed to address critical components of the National Capital Region (NCR) transportation network.

Your participation will assist with identifying areas of concerns and needed improvement.
Please subscribe to the Prince Georges County CERT Calendar for training and info:


James Morrow
Volunteer Services Coordinator
Office of Homeland Security
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, L-23
Upper Marlboro, Maryland  20772

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Friday, April 03, 2015

Senior Housing Available

Senior Housing Available

Rainier Manor currently has one bedroom apartment homes for seniors, 62+.

One occupant must meet the age criteria any secondary occupants can be any age.

NOTE:  Criminal background check, credit check, and income verification not to exceed $44,680 are a must.

One bedroom apartment homes are renting for $1153 per month and the resident must pay electric.

The office is open Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday by appointment.

CONTACT:  Charmaine Jefferson, Community Manager  (on premises this Saturday, April 4, 2015)
Rainier Manor
A thriving community managed by Humphrey Management

3001 Queens Chapel Rd., Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
Direct:  (301) 699-9795 Fax:  (301) 699-1320
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Humphrey Management manages over 50 conventional  and affordable communities for families, individuals and seniors.  Over 10,000 incredible members of the Humphrey Family call one of our communities home.