Appointed by Governor: Donald P. Battista; Joyce D. Bishoff; Terry L. Bowman; Dyan Lingle Brasington; M. Kathryn Burkey; Beverly B. Byron; Roger A. Dandridge; Thomas B. Finan, Jr.; Norman M. Glasgow, Sr., Esq.; William B. Grant; Charles O. Heller; Paul C. Herring; Gerald N. Hess; Elizabeth Hurwitz-Schwab; John Korpela; Kim B. Leonard; Brian G. Malloy; Elaine Lascaris McDonald; Raymond O. Metz; Milton H. Miller, Sr.; Wayne A. Mills; David L. Moe; Karen F. Myers; Adrienne L. Ottaviani; Colleen T. Peterson; Joseph V. Prado; Barry R. Ronan; Gary Ruddell; Roger Ruff; Janis M. Russell; Cristine Kepple Sweitzer, Esq.; David W. Turnbull; Mark L. Wasserman; Marc E. Zanger.
Western Maryland Delegation: George C. Edwards; John J. Hafer; Kevin Kelly; Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
Ex officio: William Donald Schaefer, Comptroller of Maryland; David S. Iannucci, Secretary of Business & Economic Development; Richard F. Pecora, Secretary of the Environment; Raymond A. Skinner, Secretary of Housing & Community Development; John P. O'Connor, Secretary of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation; Roy W. Kienitz, Secretary of Planning; Karen R. Johnson, Secretary of Higher Education; Donald L. Alexander, Ed.D., President, Allegany College of Maryland; Stephen J. Herman, Ph.D., President, Garrett Community College; Catherine R. Gira, Ph.D., President, Frostburg State University; Lee N. Fiedler, Mayor of Cumberland; James V. Cotton, Mayor of Frostburg; Margaret J. (Peggy) Jamison, Mayor of Oakland; William J. AuMiller, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Allegany County; Wendell D. Teets, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools, Garrett County; Thomas E. Cooley, Director, Economic Development, Allegany County; James C. Hinebaugh, Director, Economic Development, Garrett County.
Staff: Robin Douglas (301) 722-0054
Al Feldstein (301) 777-2158
72 Pershing St., Cumberland, MD 21502
(301) 724-9234; fax: (301) 724-7635
By executive letter of October 8, 1998, the Governor formed the Western Maryland Economic Development Strategies Task Force. In February 1999, it was renamed the Western Maryland Economic Development Task Force. The Task Force devised ways to revitalize economic growth in Allegany and Garrett counties in western Maryland.
The Task Force last met in 2002.
Lee N. Fiedler, Chair
ARTS WORK GROUP
Carol A. Duffus, Chair
CORRECTIONS INDUSTRY WORK GROUP
Terry Bowman, Co-Chair
Roger Ruff, Co-Chair
DELIVERY OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES WORK GROUP
Frederick A. Holiday, Chair
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE WORK GROUP
James C. Hinebaugh, Co-Chair
John R. Kirby, Co-Chair
EDUCATION WORK GROUP
M. John O'Connell, Ed.D., Co-Chair
Wendell D. Teets, Ed.D., Co-Chair
ENTREPRENEURIAL ADVISORY BOARD WORK GROUP
Mikal McCartney, Co-Chair
Sheri D. Sensabaugh, Co-Chair
HEALTH WORK GROUP
Kim B. Leonard, Co-Chair
Elaine Lascaris McDonald, Co-Chair
HOSPITALITY, TOURISM, & RECREATION WORK GROUP
Karen F. Myers, Co-Chair
Colleen T. Peterson, Co-Chair
TECHNOLOGY WORK GROUP
John Korpela, Co-Chair
Gary Ruddell, Co-Chair
TRANSPORTATION WORK GROUP
Paul C. Herring, Co-Chair
David L. Moe, Co-Chair
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