DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING

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[photo, Richard E. Hall, Maryland Secretary of Planning] RICHARD EBERHART HALL
Secretary of Planning, 2007-15
Acting Secretary of Planning, 2007
Director, Land Use Planning and Analysis, Department of Planning, 2003-07

Director, Land Use Planning and Analysis, Department of Planning, 2003-07 (coordinator, patuxent watershed demonstration project, 1992; planner, 1992-2003).

Secretary of Planning, March 20, 2007 to January 21, 2015. Resigned January 21, 2015. Acting Secretary of Planning, January 17 to March 20, 2007. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-15; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2007-15; BayStat Subcabinet, 2008-15. Vice-Chair, Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2007-15. Chair, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2007-15; Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 2007-15.


Member, Advisory Committee on Transportation Goals, Benchmarks, and Indicators, 2007-08; Task Force to Study the Feasibility of Developing Urban Senior Care Communities in Baltimore City, 2007-08; Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State's Water Resources (2005), 2007-08; Working Waterfront Commission, 2007-08; Statewide Empowerment Zones for Seniors Commission, 2007-09; Community Legacy Board, 2007-10; Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development in Maryland, 2007-10; Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2007-11. Board of Trustees, Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2007-15. Member, Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2007-15; Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2007-15; Climate Change Commission, 2007-15 (co-chair, adaptation & response working group, 2007-15); Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2007-15; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2007-15; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2007-15; Maryland Green Building Council, 2007-15; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2007-15; Advisory Committee for the Jefferson Patterson Historical Park and Museum, 2007-15; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2007-15; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-15; Patuxent River Commission, 2007-15; Rural Legacy Board, 2007-15; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2007-15; Interagency Committee on School Construction, 2007-15; State Center Executive Committee, 2007-15; State Highway Access Valuation Board, 2007-15; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 2007-15; Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2007-15 (co-chair, transportation & capital infrastructure advisory committee); Maryland Council for New Americans, 2008-10; Commission to Study the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland, 2008-12; Maryland Integrated Map Executive Committee, 2009-15; Maryland Communities for a Lifetime Commission, 2010-11; Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding, 2010-12; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2010-15; Task Force on Sustainable Growth and Wastewater Disposal, 2011 (chair, where & how we grow in Maryland work group, 2011); Maryland Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2011-15; Maryland Smart Growth Investment Fund Work Group, 2013-14; Coast Smart Council, 2014-15; Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2014-15; Council on Open Data, 2014-15.

Senior Planner, Department of Planning and Zoning, Harford County, 1989-92.

Born in Salisbury, Maryland, January 26, 1964. East Carolina University, B.S. (urban & regional planning), 1986; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.R.P. (city & regional planning), 1989. Planning intern, Regional Development Institute, Greenville, NC, 1985-86. Associate planner, Aquasystems, Inc., 1987. Part-time planner, Planning Department, Town of Carrboro, North Carolina, 1987-89. Executive Director, Citizens Planning and Housing Association, Inc., 2015-. Board member, 1000 Friends of Maryland, 1999-2003. President, Maryland Chapter, American Planning Association, 2005-07. Affiliate faculty member, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, University of Maryland, College Park, 2006-. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2008. Advisory Council, Harry R. Hughes, Center for Agro-Ecology. Member, American Institute of Certified Planners. Smart Growth Hero, 1000 Friends of Maryland, 2014. Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay Award, Governor of Maryland, 2015.

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