[photo, Patricia J. Payne, Maryland Secretary of Housing and Community Development] PATRICIA J. PAYNE
Secretary of Housing & Community Development, 1995-98

Secretary of Housing & Community Development, January 18, 1995 to December 16, 1998.

Senior Community Organization Advisor, Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore City, 1965-71. Chief, Housing Programs, 1971-75, and Director, Program Coordination, 1975-79, Regional Planning Council. Acting Director, Special Planning Division, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1979-81. Director, Policy and Governmental Relations, 1981-83, Home Ownership Programs, 1983-85, and Rental Housing Programs, 1985-88, Community Development Administration. Director of Finance, 1988-91, and Deputy Secretary, 1991-95, Department of Housing and Community Development.

Chair, Lead Hazard Advisory Committee, 1995-98; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 1996-98. Member, Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1995-98; Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1995-98; Maryland Affordable Housing Trust, 1995-98; Housing Finance Review Committee, 1995-98; Community Reinvestment Board, 1995-98; Emergency Management Advisory Council, 1995-98; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 1995-98; Advisory Committee for the Jefferson Patterson Historical Park and Museum, 1995-98; Maryland Museum of African-American History and Culture Commission, 1995-98; Governor's Task Force on Children, Youth, and Families Systems Reform, 1996; Governor's Flood Mitigation Task Force for Western Maryland, 1996-98; Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000, 1997-98; Commission to Review Landlord-Tenant Laws, 1998; Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Subcabinet, 1998.

Commissioner of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore City, 1999-2000.

Born in Washington, DC, July 27, 1942. University of Maryland College Park, B.A. (history & political science), 1964; University of Maryland at Baltimore, M.S.W., 1971; Sellinger School of Business, Loyola College, M.B.A., 1985. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (senior executive institute), 1990.

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