We The People is a community organization founded by Pat Keller and Nick Stewart in 2021. Pat was the planning director for Baltimore County for more than 22 years, while Nick is a partner at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, who serves on the board of the Southwest Visions Foundation, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to community revitalization in Southwest Baltimore County.
Our objective is to use Baltimore County's Master Plan 2030 process to create an actionable “equitable growth” strategy that helps address our shared challenges, by building consensus on future development and preventing highly charged project-level conflicts down the road.
In view of the Master Plan 2030 process and the pandemic recovery, now is the time for all stakeholders (residents, advocates and developers) to discuss how to reinvest with this goal in mind: create a predictable and transparent development process so that the county can reinvent the suburbs and create attractive, livable and sustainable complete communities with decent, affordable housing options for all.
This is critical if the county is to improve the green network and the quality of the outdoors, improve housing options for all, improve public education and overcrowding, improve connectivity and transit choices, improve competitiveness and the ability to attract and retain jobs, improve access to amenities, and (perhaps most importantly) improve equity.
We would ask for your contributions to help us get out the word about We The People and the opportunity to use this rare moment in time to create lasting change. Among other things, your contribution will help us purchase ads in digital and traditional media, maintain an online presence through our website, develop a series of infographics to better share our message, and host and attend events (including community meetings and gatherings of advocates).