DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

SECRETARY


[photo, Horacio A. Tablada, Secretary of the Environment] HORACIO A. TABLADA, Secretary of the Environment



Secretary of the Environment since June 1, 2022. Deputy Secretary of the Environment, 2015-22. Director, Land Management Administration, Department of the Environment, 2004-15.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2022-; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2022-; Commerce Subcabinet, 2022-; Governor's Subcabinet for International Affairs, 2022-; Governor's Subcabinet on Infrastructure, 2022-; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2022-. Chair, Asbestos Oversight Committee, 2022-; Commission for the Innovation and Advancement of Carbon Markets and Sustainable Tree Plantings, 2022-; Commission on Climate Change, 2022-. Vice-Chair, State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2022-. Member, Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2022-; Animal Waste Technology Fund Advisory Committee, 2022-; Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, 2022-; Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2022-; Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2022-; Climate, Energy and Environment Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2022-; Coast Smart Council, 2022-; Complete Streets Program Regulations Work Group, 2022-; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2022-; Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board, 2022-; Executive Committee for Dredged Material Management Plans, 2022-; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2022-; Maryland Efficient Grant Application Council, 2022-; Maryland Green Building Council, 2022-; Maryland Green Purchasing Committee, 2022-; Invasive Plants Advisory Committee, 2022-; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2022-; Council on Open Data, 2022-; Ozone Transport Commission, 2022-; Pesticide Advisory Committee, 2022-; Phosphorus Management Tool Transition Advisory Committee, 2022-; Principals' Staff Committee, Chesapeake Executive Council, 2022-; Project Green Classrooms Initiative, 2022-; Renewable Fuels Incentive Board, 2022-; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2022-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2022-; State Soil Conservation Committee, 2022-; Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 2022-; Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2022-.

Member, Task Force on the Environmental Effects of Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (MTBE), 2000-01. Chair, Work Group to Review and Assess Long-Term Funding Needs of State Oil Pollution Programs, 2010-12, 2013-14. Member, Lead Poisoning Prevention Study Group, 2011.

Born in Managua, Nicaragua, 1955. Attended Colegio Centro America, Managua, Nicaragua; North Carolina State University, B.S. (biological & agricultural engineering), 1979; University of Maryland, College Park, M.A. (public policy); 2002; Lancaster Bible College-Capital Seminary and Graduate School, M.Div., 2016. Board of Directors, Ground Water Protection Council, 1990-92, 2000-01. Member, Gideons International. Member, Bay Area Community Church, Annapolis, Maryland. Married; three children, four grandchildren.

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