City of Glenarden, MD

Community Happenings & News: April 2024

City Information

Upcoming City Meetings

Monday, April 1, 2024
Council Work Session (Virtual) - 7:00PM
Join Online or Phone: 301-712-8592 |Meeting ID: 992 3939 8605 | Passcode: 086777

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Council Public Hearing (Hybrid) - 7:00PM
In-Person (Municipal Center - Lower Level) and virtual:
Join Online or Phone: 301-712-8592 | Meeting ID: 980 2251 7451| Passcode: 934907

Monday, April 15, 2024 
Council Regular Meeting (Hybrid) - 7:30PM
In-Person (Municipal Center - Lower Level) and virtual:
Join Online or Phone: 301-712-8592 | Meeting ID: 963 4027 4371  | Passcode: 291413

See City calendar for additional meeting details and information. 

Charter Review Committee Meetings

City Charter Review Meeting will be announced. For updates visit the committee's webpage here

For more information, email Councilwoman Erika L. Fareedmeeting dates will be announced as they become available.

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City Of Glenarden CodeRED Notification System

To receive emergency and important information pertaining to City of Glenarden we encourage all residents and businesses to go to our website, click on the CodeRED logo located on the homepage and enter your contact information, including additional phone numbers, and text and email addresses, or text GLENARDEN to 99411 to receive the link directly to your mobile phone and sign up from there.
If you know of anyone who did not receive this call who lives in City of Glenarden please encourage them to visit the City’s website and enter their information.
If you do not have Internet access, please contact a friend or family member to help add your contact information to the emergency database. Questions regarding this system test should be directed to City of Glenarden at (301)773-2100.

For more information visit the CodeRED page.  

City ARPA Grant Opportunities Now Available!
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, delivered $350 billion to state, local and tribal governments to aid in recovery from the COVID-19 emergency. The City of Glenarden  received $4 million as a part of the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program.  City Council has designated some of those monies as grants for eligible homeowners, businesses, and non-profits. 

For more information about the programs including the applications are available and to apply click here

Daddy Daughter Sneaker Ball
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Mark your calendars! Join us at the Glenarden Police Department’s Daddy Daughter Sneaker Ball 2 on April 13th from 2PM-6PM! It’s a day of fun, bonding, and memories for dads and daughters ages 5-16. This event is for Glenarden Residents only.

REGISTER HERE and get ready for an unforgettable event!

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OPEN CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Join Glenarden's Inter-Municipal And County Communication Enhancement Task Force (IMCCETF)

Breaking Ground Together: Join the City of Glenarden's Inter-Municipal and County Communication Enhancement Task Force
Ready to shape the future of our city? Apply here by April 18, 2024. 

For further details, contact the Council Clerk at

Traffic Mitigation: Proposed Plans for Woodmore Towne Centre

The City of Glenarden in collaboration with Urban Edge and Wood Partners for a discussion aimed at reducing traffic congestion and enhancing safety within our community. We understand the importance of addressing these issues to improve the quality of life for all residents.

Join us for an engaging discussion where we will delve into these proposed plans and seek your valuable feedback. Your input is crucial in shaping the future of transportation in our city.

Date: Monday, April 22
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: City of Glenarden Gold Room 
(8600 Glenarden Parkway, Glenarden, MD 20706)

For those unable to attend in person, we are providing the option to join the meeting virtually via Zoom. Please find the details below:

Join Online
Zoom Meeting ID: 875 0382 2591
Passcode: 674896

We encourage all citizens to participate in this important conversation. Together, we can work towards creating a safer and more efficient transportation system for our community.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 301-773-2100.
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The City of Glenarden has benefited greatly from the American Rescue Plan which allowed the City to not have to use tax dollars for Capital projects. This allowed the City to save your tax dollars. A majority of the income that the City receives comes from the homeowner’s property taxes.

On October 2, 2023 Councilman James A. Herring and Councilman Maurice Hairston introduced resolution R-09-2024, a resolution to provide a property tax rebate to Glenarden homeowners. This legislation will have the City of Glenarden issue a $500 check to each residential homeowner.

Councilman Herring and Councilman Hairston both feel that the true legacy organization in the City of Glenarden is its citizens. For over 80 years the citizens of Glenarden have volunteered, supported, and sacrificed for the City of Glenarden. This gesture is one way we can show our appreciation to our citizens.

On January 16th a majority of the City Council voted to approve resolution R-09-2024, checks will be issued soon.

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ENRICH Financial Wellness Tools And Resources

You now have access to all the great financial well-being resources on Enrich. Once you sign up you will gain access to explore videos, calculators, articles, tools and courses all from your dashboard.All of us at the City of Glenarden are proud to be supporting you and your families with the tools and support that you need for your financial future!To get the most out of Enrich we recommend you sign up and take the Financial Wellness Checkup to personalize your experience, it only takes 5 minutes!You are able to access the site directly at entire platform is built with responsive design meaning it will automatically adjust to work great on whatever device and screen size you are using whether it is a computer, tablet or phone.If you need any assistance the team at Enrich can help. As you explore the site you can click on the chat icon in the lower right corner for support.Please take the time to get started today and share your feedback with us! For more information visit the City's Enrich Financial Wellness page. 


City Of Glenarden Forever Grand Travelers Are Hitting The Road!

Call all Glenarden’s 60+ Mayor Cashenna Cross working with the Maryland Parks strive to provide affordable exciting senior citizens experiences to our community. The group affectionately called the City of Glenarden Forever Grand Travelers will be hitting the road. Touring Maryland’s greatest treasurers and building community unity and reconnecting with friends.COG Mayoral Forever Grand Travelers Flyer_English - Copy

Mayor Cashenna A. Cross will serve as Tour sponsor so get ready to ride. Welcome age 60+ to join the City of Glenarden Forever Grand Travelers as we take to the streets to explorer and celebrate living the “good ageless life.” Are you ready I hope you are!

WE'RE HITTING THE ROAD! Here are the trips:

  • Sight and Sound Theatres: DANIEL Live! (December 14, 2024)
Embark on an unforgettable journey with the Glenarden Grand Travelers! Join us for a spectacular trip to Sight and Sound Theatres: DANIEL Live! in Ronks, PA on December 13, 2024. Don't miss out on this incredible experience. The all-inclusive package covers travel, meals, and the show, all for just $150 per attendee.

With only 45 seats available, act fast to reserve your spot!

MARCH 14, 2024
JUNE 20, 2024
OCTOBER 17, 2024

Contact Mayor Cashenna A. Cross at (571)719-8784 for additional information. 

See upcoming event flyers here

Upcoming Events At Glenarden Branch Library!
Check out some exciting upcoming events for the month of April here. Learn more at
Ask A Librarian a (240)455-5451 or via email.


Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Washington
Palmer Park Community Center is now home to The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington's FREE after-school program, available Monday through Friday from 2 pm to 6 pm. Join us for fun and learning! 

Department Of Permitting, Inspections, And Enforcement (DPIE): Stepped Up Enforcement Blitz

Explore details about Prince George's County latest initiative, the "Stepped Up Enforcement Blitz," launched by the Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE), aimed at tackling unlicensed and illegal businesses. Find out more at:

Prince George's County State's Attorney Office: SAO Citizen Academy 2024

The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Citizens Academy aims to foster a deeper comprehension of the criminal justice system. This ten-week program is designed to fully engage participants in the judicial process. Through interactive sessions, it will unite the community with law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges, unveiling the complexity and diversity of the local criminal justice system. By providing insight into the role of the State’s Attorney’s Office and opening the process to the community, the Citizens Academy endeavors to cultivate a more knowledgeable and enlightened populace. Sessions will be held virtually on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the first course commencing on April 8, 2024.

Enroll at