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Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Signers of Community Covenant Renew Pledge to Post

Nov 28, 2017
In The News

The third signing of the Fort George G. Meade Community Covenant recognized the installation’s status as the nation’s platform for information, intelligence and cyber operations…. Garrison Commander Col. Tom Rickard, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Rep. John Sarbanes, along with other state and local political leaders and business, education and community representatives, signed the covenant in a 30-minute ceremony Monday afternoon at the Odenton Regional Library…. Established in 2011 by the Fort Meade Community Covenant Council, the covenant “formalizes the ongoing commitment between Fort Meade and the surrounding communities,” said Chad Jones, the Fort Meade public affairs officer who served as emcee…. Sarbanes said the signators have agreed to renew their commitment to Fort Meade over the years because “it means so much to us.” … “We stand by this partnership because it’s that important to the base and surrounding community,” he said…. Sarbanes said that the political divisions in the country make it critical for people of diverse political and social backgrounds to come together to achieve common goals…. “We need to find the spaces that bring us together and this is that space,” he said. “We have to protect these spaces and we have to develop them. … This covenant is an example of how people can come together.”