Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley had proclaimed that Capitol Heights, MD, in Prince George’s County will be the first “Capital for a Day” destination for the 2010 series. The monthly program brings the State Capital to every corner of Maryland through a series of events across a diverse selection of Maryland cities, towns and communities.
“I’m very proud to continue the ‘Capital for a Day’ program, which has brought the State Capital and its cabinet to every region of our state and more than fifteen counties and jurisdictions throughout Maryland over these last three years,” said Governor O’Malley. “Strengthening our local partnerships is critical to continue the progress we have made in public education and public safety, and I’m proud that Capital Heights will serve as this year’s first Capital for a Day. It’s more important than ever for Maryland’s families to see that their state government is working for them each and every day and its equally important for us to meet and hear from people firsthand about the challenges and opportunities we face as a state.”
On Thursday, April 15, 2010, at 12:30 PM, after several stops within Capitol Heights, Governor Martin O’Malley made his way to the Capitol Heights Fire/EMS Station #805. Capitol Heights is one of five all volunteer Fire/EMS Stations and dozens of personnel were on hand today to greet the Governor. After walking up the front ramp of the station, O’Malley took time to greet the volunteer members before going inside the engine room which had been converted to accommodate the Governors Cabinet Meeting.
Capitol Heights Volunteer Chief Jim McClelland stated, “We are proud to host the Governor and his staff on this important day for the entire City of Capitol Heights. Our home is his home.”