“Team Meade” is more than just the people who live and work at Fort Meade. It’s the region that surrounds and supports Maryland’s largest employer. Fort Meade hopes to strengthen the entire region through partnership and innovation. The Fort Meade Community Covenant Council is geared toward building relationships, collaborating, combining resources and filling the gaps so that service members, civilians and families have the supportive community they deserve.
In addition to Fort Meade’s local and federally elected officials, including the governor of Maryland, the covenant council is comprised of many supportive civic and business organizations—The BWI Business Partnership, the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Meade Alliance, Corvias Military Living, USO of Metropolitan Washington and The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.
The Regional Growth Management Committee (RGMC) is the government component of the covenant council. The RGMC is comprised of the eight counties and three cities surrounding Fort Meade: Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Carroll County, Baltimore County, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Queen Anne’s County, Talbot County, and the cities of Baltimore, Bowie and Laurel. This group focuses on efficiencies and relationships between Fort Meade and local governments to better utilize resources and support the community.
Two recent partnerships between local governments include the Anne Arundel and Howard County Golf Course reciprocity agreements and the Columbia Association has made its recreation facilities available for Fort Meade service members and their families.
For more information on the council and available resources in the community, visit www.ftmeade.army.mil/community.