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At the newly renovated Palmer Park Community Center, County Executive Baker, announced the next phase of the Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) – County Executive's signature community based initiative.
Upper Marlboro, MD –Yesterday, at the newly renovated Palmer Park Community Center, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, announced the next phase of the Prince George’s County Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) – County Executive Baker’s signature community based initiative. Launched in April 2012, TNI has received national recognition, grants and awards for its innovative approach to local governance and community engagement. To watch video of this announcement, watch the TNI tribute video created for this event, or access photos of this announcement, please visit the TNI page.
“When we launched TNI, we had a vision to uplift communities and the people who live in them,” said County Executive Baker. “TNI has always been about the people who make our neighborhoods great. And from the very beginning, we knew that if we could help people trust the government, learn how to navigate services, resolve issues and advocate for what they need and want - a transformed neighborhood would be inevitable.”
County Executive Baker announced the following changes and enhancements to the TNI program:
TNI area updates (Visit the TNI page for an updated map):3 Original TNI areas will be transitioned to community management by January 1, 2017• East Riverdale/Bladensburg• Glassmanor/Oxon Hill• Langley Park3 New TNI areas will be added:• Forestville• Silver Hill• Woodlawn/Lanham3 Original TNI areas will remain, although they show signs of improvement:• Hillcrest Heights/Marlow Heights• Kentland/Palmer Park• Suitland/Coral HillsAppointment of TNI Manager:• A TNI Manager has been selected to provide day to day coordination and management of the TNI program.• Allows a single person to direct resources where they are most needed.• Allows for programs to be consistently duplicated in multiple areas.TNI Leadership Changes:• TNI will have executive oversight by the Chief of Staff who also has oversight for 3-1-1 and the Office of Community Relations.• TNI Team leadership will transition from Deputy Chief Administrative Officers (DCAOs) and Assistant Deputy Chief Administrative Officers (A-DCAOs) to Program Managers for each area.• Program Managers will report to the TNI Manager.• Former TNI Executive Team Leaders, the DCAOs and A-DCAOs, will become the TNI Advisory Board.