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RE-ELECT CITY COUNCILWOMAN
ANGELA BLAKE
FOR DISTRICT 5

Leadership in Motion

A Personal Message from Angela

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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.

     Please like and share this post to spread the word and encourage others to join our campaign.

With Gratitude,

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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Meet Angela

Election 
Information

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

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Events

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!

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BACKGROUND

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.  

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Endorsements:

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"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

Top Accomplishments 

  • 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

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Wicomico Democratic Club held a crab feast on August 27, 2023.

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Angela's History in the Community

SALVATION ARMY DAYS

1992

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

1998

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."

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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.

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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. 

Angela Care's
for the 
Community

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What is the Extra Mile Award?

A bestowment presented to an individual who has exceeded all expectations for the benefit of the community!

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SBY HEADLINES

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

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WEBLINK RESOURCES

CITY OF SALISBURY

WICOMICO COUNTY

WICOMICO COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

DISTRICT LOCATOR

CONTACT

Salisbury, MD 21801

Cell: 443-783-0624

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