BAINBRIDGE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Appointed by Cecil County Executive with County Council consent to 4-year terms:
Michael R. Pugh, Chair (chosen by Board in April, 1-year term), 2019
Martha Barchowsky; Joseph Brant; Mario J. Gangemi, P.E.; Raymond W. (Chick) Hamm, Jr.; James F. Reynolds; Matthew G. Roath; Carl D. Roberts, Ed.D. Terms expire 2019.

Ex officio: Christopher P. Moyer, Director, Cecil County Office of Economic Development

Ex officio (nonvoting): R. Michael Gill, Secretary of Commerce; Ellington Churchill, Jr., Secretary of General Services; Robert C. Brennan, Executive Director, Maryland Economic Development Corporation; Michael K. Day, designee of Director, Maryland Historical Trust; Alan J. McCarthy, D.V.M., Cecil County Executive; Wayne L. Tome, Sr., Mayor, Port Deposit.

Donna P. Tapley, Executive Director
Toni L. Sprenkle, Project Coordinator

P. O. Box 2
748 Jacob Tome Highway, Port Deposit, MD 21904 - 0002
(410) 378-9200
e-mail: tsprenkle@bainbridgedev.org
web: www.bainbridgedevelopment.org


Annual Report to Governor, General Assembly, Dept. of Commerce, & Cecil County Executive & County Council due by Oct. 1 (Chapter 306, Acts of 2008; Code Economic Development Article, sec. 11-421).

In June 1999, the Bainbridge Development Corporation was established as a public instrumentality of the State (Chapter 494, Acts of 1999). The Corporation works to develop the Bainbridge Naval Training Center.

The Center's origins trace to the Tome School for Boys founded in 1894 by Jacob Tome. Originally located on Main Street in Port Deposit (Cecil County), the School expanded from 1898 to 1902 to the bluffs of Port Deposit, erecting an extensive series of granite buildings, which overlooked the Susquehanna River. When the School closed in 1941, its buildings along with the land of 70 surrounding farms was acquired by condemnation by the federal government as the site for the U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge, which functioned from October 1, 1942 to March 31, 1976. Thereafter, from 1979 to 1991, the site was used by the Susquehanna Job Corps Center, and in 2000 transferred to the State of Maryland, which subsequently placed it under the responsibility of the Bainbridge Development Corporation.

The Corporation is authorized to accelerate the transfer of the site to the private sector. The Corporation may acquire, construct, develop, manage, market, reconstruct, rehabilitate, improve, maintain, equip, lease, repair, and operate any project at the Center which closed in 1976.

The Corporation's Board of Directors consists of fifteen members. Eight are appointed by the Cecil County Executive with County Council consent. Seven serve ex officio (Code Economic Development Article, secs. 11-401 through 11-421).

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