DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

SECRETARY


[photo, Kenneth C. Holt, Maryland Secretary of Housing & Community Development] KENNETH C. HOLT



Secretary of Housing and Community Development since March 13, 2015. Acting Secretary of Housing and Community Development, January 21 to March 13, 2015.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2015-; Commerce Subcabinet, 2015-; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2015-. Chair, Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2015-. Member, Maryland Affordable Housing Trust, 2015-; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2015-; Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2015-; Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2015-; Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, 2015-; State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2015-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2015-; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2015; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2015-; Financial Education and Capability Commission, 2015-; Maryland Green Building Council, 2015-; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2015-; Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 2015-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2015-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2015-17; Council on Open Data, 2015-; Rural Maryland Council, 2015-; Governor's Commission on Small Business, 2015-; State Center Executive Committee, 2015-; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2015-. Chair, Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2016- (member, 2015-). Member, Work Group on Health in All Policies, 2017-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2017-; Task Force to Study Tax Sales in Maryland, 2017-; Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2017-.

Member of House of Delegates (Republican), 1995-99, representing District 6 (Baltimore County & Harford County). Member, Joint Committee on State Economic Development Initiatives, 1995-96; Appropriations Committee, 1995-99 (education & economic development subcommittee; oversight committee on pensions; oversight committee on personnel); Joint Audit Committee (formerly Joint Budget and Audit Committee), 1995-99; Special Joint Committee on Competitive Taxation and Economic Development, 1996-97.

Member, Task Force on National Association of Stock-Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) Motor Sports, 1996-97; Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 1997-98.

Member, Master Plan Advisory Committee, Baltimore County, 1988; Human Relations Commission, Baltimore County, 1988-94.

Board of Trustees, State Retirement and Pension System, 2003-07.

Member, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2014-15.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, June 15, 1951. University of Maryland, B.A., 1974. Vice President, Dean Witter Discover Company. President, Baltimore County Police Foundation, 1992-94. Service awards received from Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, 1993; Baltimore County Police Foundation, 1994. Married; two children.

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