County Council Retreats 

County Council Retreat on Economic Development

September 16, 2019 - Newton White Mansion, Mitchellville, Maryland.


Council Members gather to discuss the economic future of Prince George's County.

“The Council Retreat served as a continuing conversation about the economic future of Prince George’s County. To best evaluate where we want to go, there must be a comprehensive discussion about where we are and a viable plan for reaching our shared economic development goals in the future.  I want to thank my Council colleagues, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and all of today’s presenters for their contribution to the discussion and we look forward to working collaboratively with each of them to move Prince George’s County forward.”   -  Council Chair Todd M. Turner, District 4

“I want to thank the County Council for hosting this informative session that allowed us to come together and discuss our economic development strategies. I look forward to working collaboratively with the Council as we develop new tools and incentives to attract the quality dining and entertainment venues and businesses our residents want and deserve.”  
County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks



9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

10:00 a.m.


•  Honorable Todd M. Turner, Chair, Prince George’s County Council 
   Opening Remarks

•  Honorable Angela D. Alsobrooks, County Executive, Prince George’s County

•  Major F. Riddick, Jr., Acting Chief Administrative Officer, Prince George’s County

•  Raymond Gilley, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Staff Presentation on Economic Development Incentives


David S. Iannucci, President and CEO, Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation

Estella Alexander, Acting Director, Department of Housing and Community Development

Shelly M. Gross-Wade, President and CEO, FSC First

Dawn R. Medley, Senior Vice President, FSC First

Stephen J. Paul, Associate Director, Redevelopment Authority, Prince George’sCounty

Donny R. James, Chief Real Estate Officer, Revenue Authority, Prince George’s County

Presentation Topics:

Major County Investment Tools and Incentives:

  • TIF, PILOT, EDIF, etc.
  • Tax Credit Tools and Incentives
  • Opportunity Zone Program, Enterprise Zone Tax Credits, Revitalization Tax Credits, New Job Tax Credits, Grocery Store Tax Credits, etc.

 FSC First Tools and Incentives:

SBA 504, VLT, Green Business Program, Microenterprise Program, Purple Line Business Support, and other FSC First Programs and Services

State Tools and Incentives

MEDAAF, MSBDFA, VLT, TEDCO, Neighborhood Business Works Program, Other

 Other Related County Economic Development Tools and Incentives

Employ Prince George’s (EPG) Programs, DHCD (including Housing PILOTs),

Revenue Authority, Redevelopment Authority, Capital Budget/PAYGO, etc.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Group Discussion

Council Members, Agency Heads, Program Directors, and other official retreat participants will Discuss and Assess the Status and Effectiveness of the County’s Overall Economic Development Efforts and Strategies, to date, as well as Plans / Options to Adjust the County’s Economic Development Programs and Strategies for the Future.

 Wrap-up and Next Steps

Council Retreat 2019



January 7-8, 2019

The Hotel at the University of Maryland
7777 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD 20740
Terrapin Ballroom

Monday, January 7, 2019

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Budget & Fiscal Outlook/Economic Development Tools 

Budget & Fiscal Outlook
Economic Development Tools

Major Riddick, Acting Chief Administrative Officer
tanley Earley, Director, Office of Management and Budget
David Iannucci, President and CEO, Economic Development Corporation
Shelly Gross-Wade, FSC First

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Council Grants Update 
(Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP), ISLA, Domestic Violence Grants)

Venture Philanthropy Partners

  • William Hunt, Deputy Council Administrator
  • Howard Stone, Committee Director
  • Donna Crocker Mason, Grants Consultant

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Working Lunch 

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Council & Committee Vision & Priorities

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Council Initiatives Updates 
(Blue Ribbon Commission, Tax Credit Reform Commission, Comprehensive Housing Strategy, PGCPS Performance Audit & P3 Workgroup)

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

General Assembly Outlook and Legislative Priorities 

6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



University of Maryland Capital Region Health, Board of Health and Health Study Updates

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

At-Large Jurisdictions Case-Studies/Dialogue


1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Working Lunch with Former Council Members

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Countywide Map Amendment (CMA) for Zoning Ordinance Work-Session

Zoning Ordinance Update

  • Derick Berlage, Chief, Countywide Planning Division
  • Chad Williams, master Planner, countywide Planning Division
  • Brittney Drakeford, Outreach Coordinator, Countywide Planning
  • Bryan Barnett-Woods
  • Kierre McCune

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Team Building/Communications/Administrative


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County Council Retreat 2019:

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