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Ellicott City Flood Plan

“Preventing floods in Ellicott City will require multiple approaches.  Forward-thinking state legislators can help. Bringing 20 years of negotiation experience, I worked to secure state funds to rebuild Old Ellicott City and helped build public-private partnerships that have aided in mitigation and rebuilding efforts.”

In the aftermath of the flood, I worked for weeks with residents, business owners, St. Peter’s Church, and County efforts. We all agree public safety is of primary importance – the next flood will happen, and we must put life saving measures in place.

I worked proactively with other state legislators to bring home over $18 million of state funding for Historic Ellicott City and this past year I’ve worked to develop public-private partnerships to create stormwater retention ponds and other flood mitigation techniques.  A comprehensive plan for flood mitigation for Ellicott City and the surrounding areas requires a collaborative approach, creative thinking, and significant resources. I look forward to fighting to bring even more of those resources to the County.