Brown Bag Seminars

Seminars are targeted to the general public, local professionals, and City staff.  Everyone is welcome.

Next Presentation
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
“Introduction to Complete Streets: What Does It Mean for Annapolis?”
Alex Pline, Bicycle Advocates For Annapolis & Anne Arundel County ("BikeAAA")


Streets are a vital part of livable, attractive communities. Everyone, regardless of age, ability, income, race, or ethnicity, ought to have safe, comfortable, and convenient access to community destinations and public places–whether walking, driving, bicycling, or taking public transportation. But too many of our streets are designed only for speeding cars or, worse, creeping traffic jams.  Complete Streets integrates people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of our transportation networks. There is no "one size fits all" recipe for implementation of Complete Streets as the solutions are very dependent on the local area. This talk will give a primer on Complete Streets in general and discuss specific successes and challenges in the City of Annapolis.

About the Speaker:

Alex Pline is a 20 year resident of Annapolis. He holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and has worked at NASA for almost 30 years in fluid mechanics research, science management and information technology. He is an avid cyclist and sailor and loves living in a place that he can walk and bike on a daily basis instead of driving. He is passionate about urban planning/transportation and has been involved in local activities as co-Chair of the Anne Arundel County Transportation Commission (2014), Anne Arundel County Complete Streets Working Group, the Annapolis Transportation Board and is a founding member of Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

Upcoming Presentations:

Feb. 11: Fire safety

Previous Presentations

Wednesday,Dec. 10, 2014
Valuable Liquid Assets
Thora Burkhardt, Water and Sewer Program Manager, Department of Public Works

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
"City Wide Preparedness Exercise  Action Report"
Kevin Simmons, Deputy Fire Chief & Director of the Office of Emergency Management

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Understanding Stormwater Management
Matthew Waters, Stormwater Management Engineer, City of Annapolis

September 10, 2014
Growing A Supplier Diversity Program in Challenging Times
Consuella Caudill, Small/Minority Business Enterprise Coordinator, City of Annapolis

July 9, 2014
GIS, the Importance of Where in Government
Shawn Wampler, GIS Coordinator, City of Annapolis

June 11, 2014
Cultural Resource Hazard Mitigation Plan
Lisa Craig, Chief of Historic Preservation, City of Annapolis

For additional information, please contact:

Sally Nash, Department of Planning and Zoning

410-263-7961 or