DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

SECRETARY


[photo, Jacob R. Day, Maryland Secretary of Housing & Community Development] JACOB R. (JAKE) DAY, Secretary of Housing & Community Development,



Secretary of Housing and Community Development since March 2, 2023. Acting Secretary of Housing and Community Development, January 18 to March 2, 2023.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2023-; Commerce Subcabinet, 2023-; Governor's Subcabinet on Infrastructure, 2023-; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2023-; Children's Cabinet, 2024-; Governor's Subcabinet on Climate, 2024-.

Member, Maryland Affordable Housing Trust, 2023-; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2023-; Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2023-; Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2023-; Building Energy Transition Implementation Task Force, 2023-; Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, 2023-; State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2023-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2023-; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2023-; Financial Education and Capability Commission, 2023-; Maryland Efficient Grant Application Council, 2023-; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2023-; Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 2023-; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2023-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2023-; Law Enforcement Coordinating Council, 2023-; Workgroup on Low-Income Utility Assistance, 2023-; Council on Open Data, 2023-; Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity, 2023-; Rural Maryland Council, 2023-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2023-; Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission, 2023-; West North Avenue Development Authority, 2023-. Member, Maryland Council on Innovation and Impact, 2024-.

Member, Climate Change Commission, 2016-18; Local Government Advisory Committee, Chesapeake Bay Program, 2016-23.

President, City Council, Salisbury, 2013-15. Mayor of Salisbury, 2015-23.

Member, Natural Resources Conservation Advisory Committee, Wicomico County, 2009-11; Waterfront 2020 Design Committee, City of Cambridge 2009-12; Board of Housing Adjustments and Appeals, City of Salisbury, 2010-13; Salisbury-Wicomico Planning Commission, 2011-15.

Born in Salisbury, Maryland, July 3, 1982. Attended James M. Bennett High School, Salisbury, Maryland; University of Maryland, College Park, B.S. (architecture), 2004; Carnegie Mellon University, M.A. (urban design & environmental policy), 2007; Oxford University, M.S. (nature, society, & environmental policy), with distinction, 2008. Served in U.S. Army. President, Maryland Municipal League, 2021. Single; two children.

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