WEST NORTH AVENUE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Chair: Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D., President, Coppin State University

Appointed by Governor to 4-year term: Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr., 2026

Appointed by Senate President: Antonio L. Hayes

Appointed by House Speaker: Marlon D. Amprey

Appointed by Baltimore City Mayor: Ted Carter

Appointed by Baltimore City Council President: James Torrence

Representing community associations: Minister Glenn I. Smith; one vacancy.

Ex officio: Kenneth C. Holt, Secretary of Housing & Community Development; James F. Ports, Jr., Secretary of Transportation; Colin D. Tarbert, President, Baltimore Development Corp.; Alice E. Kennedy, Baltimore City Commissioner of Housing & Community Development; D. Christopher (Chris) Ryer, Director, Baltimore City Department of Planning; Steven D. Sharkey, Director, Baltimore City Department of Transportation; Sammy Hoi, President, Maryland Institute College of Art.

Chad Williams, Executive Director
e-mail: chad@wnada.org

c/o Office of President
Coppin State University
2500 West North Ave., Baltimore, MD 21216 - 3968
(410) 951-3838; fax: (410) 523-7351
e-mail: president@coppin.edu


Report to Governor, Senate Budget & Taxation Committee, & House Appropriations Committee on comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy due Oct. 1, 2023 (Chapters 80 & 81, Acts of 2021).

In October 2021, the West North Avenue Development Authority in Baltimore City was authorized by the General Assembly (Chapters 80 & 81, Acts of 2021; Code Economic Development Article, secs. 12-701 through 12-706).

The Authority supports the development and approval of a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan in the West North Avenue Development Area and its buffer zone to benefit the residents, and improve housing; neighborhoods; economic development; and transportation, including motor vehicles and pedestrian foot traffic. In coordination with Area residents, the Authority will develop a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan. By a majority vote of all Authority members, the Authority also may modify the boundaries of the target area and the buffer zone.

Appropriated funds from the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland may be managed by the Authority. Moreover, to carry out its duties, the Authority may receive donated services from accountants, lawyers, or other consultants.

Fifteen members constitute the Authority. Of these, one each is appointed by the Governor, the Senate President, the House Speaker, the Baltimore City Mayor, and the Baltimore City Council President. Two members represent community associations, and seven serve ex officio. The President of Coppin State University serves as Chair.

Authorization for the Authority ends September 30, 2026.

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