RE-ELECT CITY COUNCILWOMAN
FOR DISTRICT 5
Leadership in Motion
A Personal Message from Angela
Hello, Family, Friends, and Neighbors,
Today is the day! Angela Blake for District 5 is ready for re-election.
If you have spare time or skills that can help shape our community's future, I sincerely request your time and enthusiasm. From grassroots organizing to neighborhood canvassing, there are countless ways you can get involved and have a direct impact on our campaign. Together, we can amplify our collective voices and continue with meaningful policies and practices.
If you're excited to roll up your sleeves and join our incredible team of volunteers, please message our page! Whether you're a seasoned campaigner or simply want to lend a hand for the first time, your efforts will be greatly appreciated and make a real difference. Additionally, campaigns require resources to effectively spread our message, connect with voters, and engage with the community. If you believe in our vision and want to help fuel our campaign, any donation, regardless of the amount, will play a vital role in our success.
Your support will enable us to initiate outreach initiatives and reach a wider audience.
To contribute, please scan the QR code below to securely donate online. Alternatively, if you prefer other means of donation, kindly reach out to me directly, and we can discuss the most convenient option.
This campaign is not just about me, but about us! It's about building a stronger, more inclusive community that embraces collective action, diversity, and progress. Every call made, every door knocked, and every dollar contributed brings us closer to realizing our vision for a city that thrives on unity, empathy, and the belief that a brighter future is within reach.
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Councilwoman Angela Blake
VISION FOR SALISBURY
Collaborative Alliances: Strong partnerships will be forged with businesses, agencies, and communities.
Safety & Prosperity: The city will ensure safety and stimulate economic growth.
Resident-Centric Approach: Focus will be on addressing residents' needs and enhancing their quality of life.
Optimistic Atmosphere: A positive and hopeful community climate will be fostered.
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October 31, 2023
Last day to request mail-in ballot to be delivered by mail or fax.
November 3, 2023
Last day to request mail-in ballot to be delivered via internet.
November 7, 2023
Election Day! Polls open 7am to 7pm
Meet and Greets:
NAACP & Council Forum 10-7-2023 3:00 p.m. 803 N. Salisbury Suite 2400 Salisbury, Md. 21801
PACE- Mayor Forum- SU Academic Commons October 17, 2023 6-8 p.m.
Democratic Club - Council Forum 10-18-2023 6:30 Art Space Downtown
3rd Friday October 20, 2023 5-8 p.m.
10-14-2023 Kellyn's Café' 748 E Main St., Salisbury, MD 21804 9-11 a.m.
10-28-2023 Rise Up College Ave. 105 E College Ave, Salisbury, MD 21804
We hope to see you there!
A Commitment to Community
Angela Blake came to Salisbury in 1988 to pursue an undergraduate degree in Social Work at Salisbury State University; now Salisbury University. After graduation in 1992, she began her social work career coordinating youth programs for the Salvation Army and directing the Family Center at East Salisbury School. Later, she provided therapy in local mental health agencies, both in the private and public sectors. In 2003, Angela earned her master’s degree from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. As a licensed certified clinical social worker, she specializes in providing therapy to families and children.
Currently, Angela is employed by the Wicomico County Board of Education as a school social worker and continues to provide therapy for families and children at Balanced Life Counseling Services.
Through the years, she has served on several agency boards, been active in P.T.A.’s across the county, and advocated for children’s mental health services.
Angela lives in Salisbury with her two cherished Shih Tzu’s; Mr. Bailey and Ms. Bella. Her grown son, Kenneth Ackerson, lives in New York City and is a senior software engineer.
"I fully support Angela for re-election in District 5..."
“Over the past four years I have worked closely with Councilwoman Angela Blake on the City Council. Angela has a passion and love for Salisbury that is evident in her work on the council. She works tirelessly to ensure that what the council does is always in the best interest of Salisbury.”
-Muir Buda, Council President of District 2
Dual response to police calls for mental health concerns
Anne Street Village helping unsheltered move towards housing
Fire departments and city employees with collective bargaining rights
Growth and development downtown and in district 5
Held tax increases down
Welcomed Bee and Tree distinctions along with our Meadow Pollinator Program
Most of all being responsive to constituents and finding solutions
Wicomico Democratic Club held a crab feast on August 27, 2023.
Angela's History in the Community
SALVATION ARMY DAYS
Angela pictured with a girls' group at the Salvation Army. She developed and led pro-social girl support groups in the community. The group provided support on an array of topics from self-esteem to conflict resolution.
BEING HONORED AT THE EAST SALISBURY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Angela, the former family center coordinator, is pictured with former governor, Parris Glendening, the former principal, Leslie Hughes, and the former Lieutenant Governor, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.
The Daily Times wrote, "This young project - barely 4 months old - rides on the energy and advocacy of a social worker and child therapist who is the director and is pushed along with college students and caring parents."
HONORED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSEPH CURRAN
June 24, 1998
Angela was honored by the Attorney General for having outstanding programming at East Salisbury Elementary School.
ANGELA HOSTED A FRENCH EXCHANGE STUDENT
Summer of 2019
Pictured is Angela with her student, Melvyn Martel, and Mayor Jake Day. She was excited to host him and show off not only the great things Delmarva has to offer, but also the exceptional wonders that are found here in Salisbury.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, HONORS, AND RECOGNITION
1997-2000: As the coordinator for the family center, Angela wrote and was awarded Hot Spots grants. She was honored by the governor's office in 2000 for having ongoing successful programs at East Salisbury Elementary School.
March 1999: Angela was honored by the Wicomico County's Commission for Women for her work and dedication to the youth of Salisbury.
October 2000: Angela was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the East Church Street community by the Salisbury Promise.
2002: Angela was awarded a grant by the Department of Justice to further expand after school programs in East Salisbury Elementary School to continue creating a safe haven for students. This grant was particularly special to Angela due to Representative Wayne Gilchrest's involvement on the state level who happened to be her cherished high school teacher.
2005: Angela was awarded lifetime memberships to Parent Teacher Association (PTA) by North and East Salisbury Schools for her ongoing dedication to students' programming.
2006-2008: Angela served on the Life Crisis Board to assit with developing programs and expanding advocacy.
2014-2016: Angela was a representative of the National Association of Social Work (NASW) for the Eastern Shore.
1994-Present: Angela is the coordinator for the Mark Blake Scholarship fund. The scholarship awards a Kent County High School student money every year for books and tuition to a Maryland State school in remembrance of her brother who was killed in a car accident in 1988. The scholarship has been ongoing for 31 years. Last year, Angela rode 100 miles from Salisbury University to Kent County High School to raise $5,000 for this scholarship.
CITY OF SALISBURY SELECTED TO RECEIVE NEARLY $1.8 MILLION FROM EPA FOR BROWNFIELD CLEANUP
CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE ON ANNE STREET VILLAGE, SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM AND RIBBON CUTTING ANNOUNCED
CITY OF SALISBURY RECEIVES $12 MILLION GRANT FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
CITY OF SALISBURY RECEIVES SIXTH CONSECUTIVE PERFECT AUDIT
DEVELOPMENT BEGINS ON SALISBURY’S FORMER CAMPBELL SOUP FACTORY
CITY OF SALISBURY RECEIVES $500,000 GRANT FOR UNION STATION REHABILITATION
76TH ANNUAL SALISBURY CHRISTMAS PARADE RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN SALISBURY
SALISBURY RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS SUSTAINABLE MARYLAND CERTIFIED AWARD
SALISBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES HIRING INCENTIVES AND RETENTION BONUSES
SALISBURY WINS BEST TASTING GROUND WATER IN MARYLAND
CITY EMPLOYEES RECEIVE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS
SALISBURY TO HOST JAY COPELAND HOMECOMING EVENT
SALISBURY ZOO ANNOUNCES CHASKA’S BABY REGISTRY
HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES CITY OF SALISBURY HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD
HERE IS HOME CONSTRUCTION INITIATIVE NETS RECORD PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
SALISBURY NAMED TREE CITY USA FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
CITY AWARDED GRANT FOR NEW NORTH PRONG PARK AND FLOOD MITIGATION EFFORTS
SALISBURY POLICE DEPARTMENT TO RECEIVE $130,000 FOR COMMUNITY POLICING PROGRAMS
CITY LAUNCHES POCKET POLLINATOR MEADOW PROGRAM
CITY ANNOUNCES $19.8 MILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT OF 80TH NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL
SPD RECEIVES $75K GRANT FROM US CONFERENCE OF MAYORS AND TARGET CORPORATION
BOND SALE NETS HALF MILLION IN SAVINGS FOR CITY
SALISBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT SWEARS IN 18 NEW VOLUNTEER MEMBERS
CITY OF SALISBURY CUTS RIBBON ON NEWTON COMMUNITY CENTER
SALISBURY LAUNCHES FIRST OPEN DATA HUB ON THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE
SALISBURY PARTNERS WITH PFLAG FOR PRIDE MONTH CELEBRATION
SALISBURY LYNCHING MEMORIAL TASK FORCE ANNOUNCES MEMORIAL UNVEILING EVENT
SALISBURY POLICE DEPARTMENT EARNS 10TH AWARD OF NATIONAL ACCREDITATION
FITZWATER STREET OVERHAUL BRINGS FUNCTIONAL AND AESTHETIC IMPROVEMENTS
SALISBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN STATE-WIDE COVID ANTIBODY TESTING
CITY’S NEW PROBLEM REPORTER ALLOWS CITIZENS TO REPORT AND RECEIVE UPDATES
SALISBURY AWARDED 2020 MARYLAND SMART ENERGY COMMUNITY GRANT
SALISBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S MISSION: LIFELINE EMS SILVER PLUS RECOGNITION AWARD
CITY OPENS COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF BUSINESS MICROGRANT PROGRAM
CITY RECEIVES $150,000 IN MARYLAND REVITALIZATION GRANT AWARDS
SWIFT TEAM RECEIVES $75 THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT FROM CAREFIRST
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
When we work together, magic happens! Find out how you can get involved and start making a difference. Your support is important and valuable to Angela Blake. Whether you would like to volunteer your time, or make a monetary donation, every little bit that you dedicate helps tremendously.
Authority of Friends of Angela Blake
Joyce Brent - Treasurer