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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

SECRETARY


[photo, Raymond A. Skinner, Secretary of Housing and Community Development] RAYMOND A. SKINNER, Secretary of Housing & Community Development



Secretary of Housing and Community Development, 1998-2003, since March 6, 2007. Acting Secretary of Housing and Community Development, February 12, 2007 to March 6, 2007.

Deputy Secretary, Department of Housing and Community Development, 1995-98. Secretary of Housing and Community Development, December 17, 1998 to January 15, 2003.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-; Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2007-; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2007-. Chair, Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, 2007-; Community Legacy Board, 2007-; Commission on Crossroads Development, 2007-. Member, Maryland Affordable Housing Trust, 2007-; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 2007-; Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Board, 2007-; State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2007-; Climate Change Commission, 2007-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2007-; Maryland Green Building Council, 2007-; Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development in Maryland, 2007-; Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2007-; Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 2007-. Member, Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2007-; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2007-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-; Rural Maryland Council, 2007-; Statewide Empowerment Zones for Seniors Commission, 2007-. Member, Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2008-; Task Force to Study How to Improve Financial Literacy in the State, 2008-; Maryland Council for New Americans, 2008-.

Co-Chair, Maryland Home-Ownership Preservation Task Force, 2007. Chair, Task Force to Study the Feasibility of Developing Urban Senior Care Communities in Baltimore City, 2007-08.

Urban Planner, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1972-74. Principal City Planner, Planning Department, Baltimore City, 1974-77. Chief, Area Planning Division, Office of Planning, District of Columbia, 1980-85 (chief, physical planning unit, 1977-79; special assistant to director, 1979-80).

Special Assistant to Deputy Mayor, District of Columbia, 1987.

Director, Department of Housing and Community Development, Prince George's County, 1990-95.

Chair, Housing Finance Review Committee, 1995-98. Member, Partnership Policy Council on Block Grants, 1996-98; Commission to Review Landlord-Tenant Laws, 1998.

Member, Task Force to Study the Preservation and Enhancement of Maryland's Heritage Resources, 1998-99; Smart Growth and Neighborhood Conservation Subcabinet, 1998-2001; Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000, 1998-2000. Chair, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 1998-2003. Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1998-2003; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1998-2003; Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1998-2003; Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2001-03; Maryland Affordable Housing Trust, 1998-2003; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 1998-2003; Community Reinvestment Board, 1998-2003; Governor's Flood Mitigation Task Force for Western Maryland, 1998-2003; Advisory Committee for the Jefferson Patterson Historical Park and Museum, 1998-2003; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1998-2003; Maryland Museum of African-American History and Culture Commission, 1998-2003; Western Maryland Economic Development Task Force, 1998-2003; Cabinet Council on Business, Economic Development, and Transportation, 1999-2003; Governor's Interagency Council for the Nonprofit Sector, 1999-2003; Judith P. Hoyer Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing Early Child Care and Education, 2000-01; Maryland Building Rehabilitation Code Advisory Council, 2000-03; State Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council, 2000-03; Task Force on Energy Conservation and Efficiency in Maryland, 2001; Governor's Commission to Study Poverty in Maryland, 2001-03; Governor's Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2002-03; Rebuild La Plata Task Force, 2002-03.

Co-Chair, Housing and Community Development Work Group, Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2006-07.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 27, 1947. Pennsylvania State University, B.S. (engineering), 1969; University of Pennsylvania, M.C.P. (city planning), 1972. Harvard University (senior executive institute), 1984, 1997. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (minority developers executive program), 1989. President and Chief Executive Officer, The Skinner Group, 2003-07. President, R. A. Skinner Associates, 1985-86. Married; two children.

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