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Vanessa A. Orlando, Executive Director

[photo, Wayne A. Cawley, Jr. Building, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland] c/o Dept. of Agriculture
Wayne A. Cawley, Jr., Building, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401 - 8960
(410) 841-5772; fax: (410) 841-5987

Wayne A. Cawley, Jr., Building, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland, June 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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Organizational Structure

Origin & Functions




Bonnie Braun, Ph.D., Chair (chosen by Executive Board in Oct., 1-year term), 2012

Elected by Executive Board: Don Wm. Bradley; R. Kevin Brooks; Adelaide C. Eckardt; Rodney B. Glotfelty; Erroll A. Mattox; Thomas McLaughlin; Robert R. Schaller, Ph.D.; Eric S. Wargotz, M.D.

Appointed by Senate President (nonvoting): Richard F. Colburn; Thomas M. Middleton; one vacancy.

Appointed by House Speaker (nonvoting): Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio; John F. Wood, Jr.; one vacancy.

Appointed by Senate President & House Speaker (nonvoting): one vacancy

Eastern Shore Resource Conservation & Development Council:
Ralph Bucca
Maryland Association of Community Action Agencies, Inc.: David G. Jordan
Maryland Association of Counties: two vacancies
Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators: Sharan Marshall
Maryland Downtown Development Association: one vacancy
Maryland Farm Bureau: one vacancy
Maryland Municipal League: Wayne S. Creadick, Jr.; Cheryl A. Lewis.
Maryland Rural Health Association: Denise M. Matricciani
Mid-Shore Regional Council: W. Scott Warner
Southern Maryland Resource, Conservation & Development Council: Franklin Holley
Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore: Michael P. Pennington
Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland: Wayne E. Clark
Tri-County Council for Western Maryland: Leanne D. Mazer
Upper Shore Regional Council: one vacancy
Western Maryland Resource, Conservation & Development Council: one vacancy
Federal agencies: Jack Tarburton, State Director, Maryland & Delaware Rural Development, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
For-profit organizations: Colleen T. Peterson
Nonprofit organizations: Michael M. Thielke

Ex officio: Earl F. (Buddy) Hance, designee of Governor; S. Patrick McMillan, designee of Secretary of Agriculture; D. Gregory Cole, designee of Secretary of Business & Economic Development; vacancy, designee of Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Carol Anne Gilbert, designee of Secretary of Housing & Community Development; Emily H. Wilson, designee of Secretary of Natural Resources; Nick T. Place, Ph.D., designee of Director, University of Maryland Extension.

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