GOVERNOR'S TASK FORCE ON EASTERN SHORE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

William R. Ecker, Chair (chosen by Governor)

Contact: Vernon J. Thompson

c/o Division of Regional Development
Dept. of Business & Economic Development
217 East Redwood St., Baltimore, MD 21202 - 3316
(410) 767-0082; fax: (410) 333-1836
e-mail: vthompson@mdbusiness.state.md.us

Under the One Maryland economic development program for distressed counties, the Smart Growth Economic Development Infrastucture Fund was established in 1999 to assist qualified economically distressed counties (Chapter 304, Acts of 1999). To further that program, in December 1999, the Governor authorized the Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development (Executive Order 01.01.1999.36). The Task Force considered issues and obstacles in developing smart growth strategies for the Eastern Shore of Maryland, with special emphasis on Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset and Worcester counties.

The Task Force submitted a report to the Governor and General Assembly on January 9, 2001. In that report, the Task Force recommended that two permanent regional planning councils be established. Thereafter, the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and the Mid-Shore Regional Council were created in 2001 (Chapters 527 & 528, Acts of 2001).


ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

GOVERNOR'S TASK FORCE ON EASTERN SHORE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

William R. Ecker, Chair (chosen by Governor)

Appointed by Governor: Hal Adkins; George R. Ames, Jr.; Jon M. Andes, Ed.D.; Ruth Baker; Edward G. Banks, Jr., Esq.; James Barrett; Steven Baxter; Robert Behlke; J. Spicer Bell, Ed.D.; Walter F. Bell, Jr.; Don Wm. Bradley; Jack Brooks; Catherine A. Brown; David Bruning; Honiss W. Cane; W. R. (Nick) Carter; Betty B. Causey; Charles C. Cawley; David Clark; John B. Comeau; Jane R. Conlin; LaMonte E. Cooke; Lorraine A. Costella, Ph.D.; Tom Crawford; W. Lee Denny; Suzan Doordan; Glen Evans; Don Ewalt; Thomas A. Flowers, Ed.D.; Ronald G. Forsythe; Julia E. Foxwell; C. Ronald Franks; Caren L. French; Ed Fry; John General; Deborah R. Goeller; Gladys Goslee; Paulette P. Green; Rev. Leon Hall; Roger L. Harrell; Donald Hastings; Patrick Henry; Philip W. Hoon, Esq.; Julie M. Horner; Terri B. Jackson; Jean D. Johnson; Rebecca F. Loukides; Jeanne Lynch; William C. Malkus; Charles E. Massey; James N. Mathias, Jr.; Keith McMahan; Wayne A. Mills; Phyllis Rice Mitchell; Frederick W. (Rick) Nelson, Jr.; Jay L. Newcomb; James R. Nooney; G. Ray Nordstrom; Colleen K. Parrot; Richard Passwater; Franklin W. Prettyman; Gerald Redden; Edwin G. Richards; Roger Richardson; Carl D. Roberts, Ed.D.; Winifred Roche-Smith; George A. Sands, Jr.; D. J. (Duke) Shannahan; Susan C. Simmons; John Dale Smack; Edward C. Soutiere; Robert Spedden; Frederick E. Spence; Helen M. Spinelli; Dereith L. Sutton; John Shelton Sydnor; Jay W. Tawes; Jack Thomas; Michael D. Thomas, Ed.D.; Danny Thompson; Jeffrey F. Turner; John Valliant; Carl Widdowson; Douglas H. Wilson; Steven C. Wilson; Pam Wingate; Bill Wise III; H. K. Norman Wolske; David J. Wooten.

Appointed by Task Force Chair: Nelson K. Bolender; Marlene F. Davis; Memo Diriker; Philip L. Gerald; Paul Gilbert; James L. Gring; Durrie A. Hayes; Susan Hilderbrand; Daniel S. Kuennen; C. Frederick Lankford; Dale A. Maginnis; I. Katherine Magruder; Stephen R. McHenry; L. Russell Molnar; W. Michael Newnam; David J. Ryan, Jr.; Hilary B. Spence; Michael C. Waal.

Ex officio (Eastern Shore Delegation): Walter M. Baker; Wheeler R. Baker; Bennett Bozman; Rudolph C. Cane; Richard F. Colburn; Norman H. Conway; Adelaide C. Eckardt; Ronald A. Guns; J. Robert Hooper; Charles A. McClenahan; David D. Rudolph; Kenneth D. Schisler; J. Lowell Stoltzfus; Mary Roe Walkup.

Ex officio: David S. Iannucci, Secretary of Business & Economic Development

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