[photo, Rebecca L. Flora, Maryland Secretary of Planning] REBECCA L. FLORA, Secretary of Planning

Secretary of Planning since March 2, 2023. Acting Secretary of Planning, January 18 to March 2, 2023.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2023-; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2022-; Principals' Staff Committee for Chesapeake Executive Council, 2022-. Vice-Chair, Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2023-. Chair, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2023-; Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 2023-. Member, Board of Trustees, Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2023-; Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2023-; Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, 2023-; Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2023-; Commission on Climate Change, 2023-; Coast Smart Council, 2023-; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2023-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2023-; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2023-; Maryland Green Building Council, 2023-; Maryland Commission on Health Equity, 2023-; State Highway Access Valuation Board, 2023-; Historic St. Mary’s City Fort to 400 Commission, 2023-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2023-; Advisory Committee for the Jefferson Patterson Historical Park and Museum, 2023-; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2023-; Council on Open Data, 2023-; Patuxent River Commission, 2023-; Port of Deposit State Historical Park Stakeholder Advisory Committee, 2023-; Rural Legacy Board, 2023-; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2023-; Interagency Commission on School Construction, 2023-; Maryland Semiquincentennial Commission, 2023; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2023-; Maryland Commission on Transportation Revenue and Infrastructure Needs, 2023-; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 2023-; Maryland 250 Commission, 2023-; Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2023-. Alternate member, Appalachian Regional Commission, 2023-.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Faculty, U.S. Green Building Council, 2001-08, 2010-14. Board of Directors, U.S. Green Building Council, 2002-08 (chair, 2008). Senior Vice-President of Education and Research, U.S. Green Building Council, 2009-10.

Project Manager, Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority, 1985-91.

Born in Malone, New York, January 12, 1959. Attended St. Regis Falls Central High School, St, Regis Falls, New York; State University of New York Plattsburgh, B.A. (environmental science); Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, M.U.R.P. (urban & regional planning). Executive Director, South Side Local Development Company. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1991-97. Founding Executive Director, Green Building Alliance, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1997-2008. Adjunct Faculty, School of Public Policy and Management, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998-2008. Member, Civic Design Coalition of Pittsburgh, 2004–08. Founding Chair and Board of Directors, Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), 2007-08. Board of Directors, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 2007-08; Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development, 2007-08. Founder, ReMake, LLC, 2010-23. Sustainable Communities Practice Leader, Ecology & Environment, Lancaster, New York, 2012-16.

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