The St. Mary's County Board of Commissioners announced today that Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. will visit St. Mary's County on Thursday, August 3, 2006. Governor Ehrlich will make three appearances in the County. He will first appear at the George Washington Carver Elementary School in Lexington Park, followed by the Lexington Manor Redevelopment Project, and finally at the Town Square in Leonardtown.
The details of the Governor's visit follow:
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - George Washington Carver Elementary School is a newly constructed school in Lexington Park scheduled to open this fall. Governor Ehrlich will visit the school and speak to students attending a summer session, parents, teachers, and community leaders. Governor Ehrlich attended the groundbreaking for this new school in December 2004.
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - The Lexington Manor Redevelopment Project is underway with demolition of the former Navy housing units, locally known as the Flat Tops. This project eliminates residential encroachment issues for the Patuxent River Naval Air Station and was key to favorable BRAC decisions for the base and the ongoing revitalization of Lexington Park.
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Governor Ehrlich will visit several businesses in the Town of Leonardtown and highlight several achievements for this area such as being named one of Maryland's first Priority Places and receiving several funding grants under the Ehrlich administration.
Governor Ehrlich last visited St. Mary's County in 2004. The first time was on July 9, 2004 for the Route 235 ribbon cutting ceremony. The second was on December 4, 2004 for the ground breaking of the George Washington Carver Elementary School. The county spokesman was uncertain as to which County Commissioners would participate in the tour with the Governor. Senator Roy Dyson's office could not be reached before press time to determine if he planned to attend.