MSU Students to Provide Research Support to Transition Committees
BALTIMORE, MD (Tuesday, November 24, 2020) — Mayor-elect Brandon M. Scott is announcing partnerships with Morgan State University and the Johns Hopkins Centers for Civic Impact to aid in the work of his mayoral transition. “Building a Baltimore that's safer, equitable and accountable will require partnership with the world-class institutions here in our backyard and our communities,” said Mayor-elect Brandon M. Scott. “I'm thrilled to have the talent and expertise of students from Morgan State University and the Johns Hopkins Centers for Civic Impact in this transition.”
Each of the ten transition committees, announced earlier this month by the Mayor-elect, will be staffed by graduate students enrolled at Morgan State University. This talented group of students will work directly with the committee co-chairs, research policy interventions, and provide general support to the committees as required. The graduate students hail from the Schools of Architecture and Planning, Liberal Arts, Business and Management, Community Health and Policy, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, Engineering, City and Regional Planning, and Social Work. “We are proud that Mayor-elect Scott recognizes the talent in our students and are pleased to support the next Mayor in his transition effort at this most critical time in our city’s history,” said Morgan State University President David Wilson. “Morgan State University looks forward to working in partnership with the City of Baltimore over his time in office.” The Johns Hopkins Centers for Civic Impact, which includes the Center for Government Excellence, GovEx Academy, and the Center for Applied Public Research, will also support the transition with research needs, including identifying best practices and policy interventions from cities across the country. “Johns Hopkins appreciates Mayor-elect Scott’s belief in data-driven analysis and research to shape sound public policy,” said Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels. “We are pleased that the JH Centers for Civic Impact will be bringing their extensive expertise in developing successful city data programs to support the transition team and the Mayor-elect as we work together toward a stronger, thriving Baltimore.” “Our work is focused on the power of data and evidence-based policymaking to improve lives and dismantle structural inequalities,” said Beth Blauer, Executive Director of the Centers for Civic Impact. “I am thrilled at the opportunity to partner with Baltimore’s incoming leadership team to create data-driven change in our own hometown.” Previously, Mayor-elect Scott announced a 9-member steering committee to advise and contribute to his transition. He also named the ten committees that will drive the work of his mayoral transition, including their respective co-chairs. Each committee is tasked with developing an informed, visionary and actionable list of recommendations for the Mayor-elect’s first term in office by early February 2021. Committee membership will be announced next week. Scott’s agenda includes restoring trust in city government, building public safety and implementing a comprehensive strategy to end gun violence, and making Baltimore a more equitable city. Over the campaign, he published policy plans on good government, public safety, inclusive economic development, and Baltimore's recovery from COVID-19. All inquiries about the Mayoral transition and ideas for the Scott administration should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Mayor-Elect Scott’s transition, visit www.brandonsplan.com.