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[photo, Constance Lieder, Maryland Secretary of Planning] CONSTANCE LIEDER
Secretary of State Planning, 1979-89

Secretary of State Planning, 1979-89. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1979-89. Member, Program Open Space Committee, 1979-81; Advisory Committee, Maryland Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation, 1979-83. Chair, Advisory Council to the Board of Public Works on Higher Education Facilities Act, 1979-89. Member, Council on the State Capital, 1979-89; Maryland Commission on the Capital City, 1979-89; Capital Debt Affordability Committee, 1979-89; Maryland Council on the Economy, Environment, and Energy Production, 1979-89; Herring Run Public Watershed Association Commission, 1979-89; Maryland Potomac Water Authority, 1979-89; Regional Planning Council, 1979-89; Interagency Committee for School Construction, 1979-89; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 1979-89. Board of Trustees, Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 1979-91.


Chair, State Development Council, 1980-84. Member, Commission on Correctional Standards, 1980-89; Commission on State Debt, 1980-89; Executive/Legislative Task Force on Prisons, 1981; Asbestos Insulation Problems Task Force, 1981-82; Emergency Management Advisory Council, 1981-89; Patuxent River Commission, 1981-89 (chair, 1985-89); Task Force on Employment and Training, 1982-83; Interdepartmental Committee for Telecommunications Master Planning, 1982-83; Governor's Volunteer Council, 1983-86. Chair, Domiciliary Care Facilities Board, 1984-89. Member, Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission, 1984-89; Task Force to Examine the School Construction Program, 1985; Joint Executive/Legislative Task Force on Corrections, 1985-86; Task Force on Infrastructure Financing, 1985-86; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay, 1985-89; Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 1985-89; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1986-89; Task Force on School Construction, 1987; Advisory Committee on Utility Lines in Annapolis, 1987-88.

Board of Trustees, Maryland Environmental Trust, 1989- (chair, 1993-2001).

Executive Director, Mayor's Task Force on Population Migration, Baltimore City, 1978.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 25, 1934. Wellesley College, B.A., 1956 (Durant Scholar); University of Michigan, A.M., 1957 (Ford Foundation Fellow); Harvard Graduate School of Design, M.C.P., 1960; Princeton, M.A.,1971 (Mellon Fellow). Phi Beta Kappa. Instructor, The Johns Hopkins University Evening College, 1967-1968. Assistant Professor, School of Social Work and Community Planning, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 1971-1973. Professor (part-time), Graduate Program in Urban Planning, Morgan State University, 1975-1978. President, American Institute of Planners, 1977-78. Member, American Planning Association; American Institute of Certified Planners; Council of State Planning Agencies; Women Executives in State Government. President, Maryland Land Conservation Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors, Midtown Academy, 2013-14. Widow; four children, five grandchildren.

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