Communities' Role in the Transition

Steuart’s campaign slogan was Putting Communities First. However, those three words were more than just a slogan; they were a promise. Citizens of Anne Arundel County can participate in government in many ways. Our goal is to provide a wide range of opportunities for citizens to get involved and have a say in government. Keeping citizens informed and engaged is the way government should work. 

We invited you to get involved for the betterment of your own community and the county as a whole, and you did!  Thank you!


Almost 1500 responses were received in just 3 weeks. Over 70 pages of comments were forwarded to 7 Transition Committees, which were charged with making recommendations to improve Anne Arundel County government.  A final report will be available in early March.    

  • 599 citizens expressed interest in serving on a transition committee or volunteering. 
  • 150 were invited to serve on a transition committee  
  • 101 sent in resumes 
  • 16 position were available 

View a summary of you responses on the County Executive's website or click the button below. 

The transition survey is complete, but your opportunity to share comments with Steuart is not.  Send feedback to the County Executive and his team at any time by emailing   

Summary of Community Feedback

What You Said

During the campaign, Steuart traveled around the county to talk with residents at seventeen Communities First Forums. The forums began with a review of the Small Area Plans created by their neighbors during the county’s last planning cycle and ended with a discussion of any and all issues that the participants felt were important. We then summarized the discussion and created one-page reports highlighting the issues in each area. Some were very similar; some were different. All were important and we listened.

Read Your Forum Report