Members are selected as far as possible to reflect
different broad geographic, economic, and social
interests in the State. The chairperson of the
Commission is designated by the Governor.
The State Planning Commission advises and re-
ports to the Secretary of State Planning on all
matters submitted to it by the Secretary, such as
the State Development Plan. It may also consider
current operations and activities of the Depart-
ment, the needs of the State for further develop-
ment, the establishment of regional or metropoli-
tan planning areas, the effectiveness of the De-
partment and its planning activities, and the
public awareness and understanding of the objec-
tives and functions of State and local planning.
The Commission may establish such subcommit-
tees as may be necessary, and may, with the ap-
proval of the Secretary of State Planning, hold
private or public hearings and sponsor public fo-
rums in any part of the State whenever it deems
it necessary or useful in connection with its advi-
sory functions (Code 1957, Art. 88C, secs. 1-11).
REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL
Chairperson: Milton H. Miller
Vice-Chairperson: C. Bowie Rose, Sr.
Ex officio members: James J. O'Donnell, Secre-
tary of Transportation; Charles R. Buck, Jr.,
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene; James
B. Coulter,, Secretary of Natural Resources;
Constance Lieder, Secretary of State Planning.
Members appointed by Governor: J. Joseph Cur-
ran, Jr., State Senate; Thomas B. Kernan,
House of Delegates; Milton H. Miller; C. Bowie
Rose, Sr.; Lloyd R. Helt, Jr.
Appointed members: Anne Arundel County:
Robert A. Pascal, County Executive; George F.
Bachman, Chairperson, County Council; Joseph
Procaccini, Vice-Chairperson, Planning Advisory
Representative of the Municipalities: Lloyd R.
Baltimore City: William D. Schaefer, Mayor; Wal-
ter S. Orlinsky, President, City Council; Charles
S. Colson, Acting Chairperson, Planning Com-
Baltimore County: Donald P. Hutchinson, Coun-
ty Executive; Norman W. Lauenstein, Chair-
person, County Council; Dale Balfour, Member,
|Carroll County: Roger L. Mann, President, Board
of County Commissioners; Louis B. Scharon,
Secretary, Board of County Commissioners;
James J. Schwartz, Member, Planning and Zon-
Harford County: J. Thomas Barranger, County
Executive; John W. Hardwicke, President,
County Council; Harold Hatton, Chairperson,
Planning Advisory Board.
Howard County: J. Hugh Nichols, County Execu-
tive; Ruth U. Keeton, Chairperson, County
Council; Helen E. Ruther, Member, Planning
Anne Arundel County: Florence B. Kurdle, for
Mr. Pascal; Edward Ahern, for Mr. Bachman.
Baltimore City: Honora M. Freeman, for Mayor
Schaefer; Barbara F. Bachur, for Mr. Orlinsky.
Baltimore County: Larry Walsh, for Mr. Hutch-
inson; Vacancy for Mr. Lauenstein.
Carroll County: J. Norman Graham, for Mr.
Mann; George A. Grier, for Mr. Scharon.
Harford County: Vacancy, for Mr. Barranger;
Barbara A. Risacher, for Mr. Hardwicke.
Howard County: Thomas G. Harris, Jr., for Mr.
Nichols; Elizabeth Bobo, for Ms. Keeton.
Walter J. Kowalczyk, Jr., Executive Director
Harold 0. Wright, Director, Administrative Ser-
Alfred P. Gwynn, Deputy Director and Director,
Naomi S. Russell, Director, Housing and Commu-
David J. Dunlap, Director, Transportation Plan-
Josef Nathanson, Director, Economic Research
and Information Systems
2225 N. Charles Street
Baltimore 21218 Telephone: 383-5838
The Regional Planning Council was created by
Chapter 753, Acts of 1963, as the official succes-
sor to the Baltimore Regional Planning Council,