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DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING

SECRETARY


[photo, Richard E. Hall, Secretary of Planning] RICHARD EBERHART HALL, Secretary of Planning



Secretary of Planning since March 20, 2007. Acting Secretary of Planning, January 17, 2007 to March 20, 2007. Director, Land Use Planning and Analysis, Department of Planning, 2003-07 (planner, 1992-2003).

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-; Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2007-; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2007-; BayStat Subcabinet, 2008-. Vice-Chair, Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2007-. Chair, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2007-; Maryland Advisory Committee on Historic Agricultural Structure Preservation, 2007-; Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 2007-. Board of Trustees, Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2007-. Member, Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2007-; Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2007-; Climate Change Commission, 2007- (co-chair, adaptation & response working group, 2007-); Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2007-; Community Legacy Board, 2007-; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2007-; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2007-; Maryland Green Building Council, 2007-; Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development in Maryland, 2007-; Governor's Commission on Housing Policy, 2007- (chair, land use & housing subcommittee); State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2007-; Advisory Committee for the Jefferson Patterson Historical Park and Museum, 2007-; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2007-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-; Patuxent River Commission, 2007-; Rural Legacy Board, 2007-; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2007-; Interagency Committee on School Construction, 2007-; State Highway Access Valuation Board, 2007-; Statewide Empowerment Zones for Seniors Commission, 2007-; Advisory Committee on Transportation Goals, Benchmarks, and Indicators, 2007-; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 2007-; Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, 2007-; Commission to Study the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland, 2008-; Maryland Council for New Americans, 2008-.

Member, Task Force to Study the Feasibility of Developing Urban Senior Care Communities in Baltimore City, 2007-08; Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State's Water Resources (2005), 2007-08; Working Waterfront Commission, 2007-08.

Senior Planner, Department of Planning and Zoning, Harford County, 1989-92.

Born in Salisbury, Maryland, January 26, 1964. East Carolina University, B.S. (urban & regional planning), 1986; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.R.P. (city & regional planning), 1989. Planning intern, Regional Development Institute, Greenville, NC, 1985-86. Associate planner, Aquasystems, Inc., 1987. Part-time planner, Planning Department, Town of Carrboro, North Carolina, 1987-89. Board member, 1000 Friends of Maryland, 1999-2003. President, Maryland Chapter, American Planning Association, 2005-07. Affiliate faculty member, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, University of Maryland, College Park, 2006-. Advisory Council, Harry R. Hughes, Center for Agro-Ecology. Member, American Institute of Certified Planners.

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