World Trade Center Baltimore, 401 East Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland, July 2008. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Appointed by Governor: Alonzo Barber III; Brig. Gen. Dean R. Entwine (ret.); JoAnn Y. Fisher; William B. Morgan; John D. Rutherford; Lt. Col. Alfred H. M. Shehab (ret.). Terms expire 2009.
Appointed by Senate President: John C. Astle; Beverly B. Byron; Robert L. Swann. Terms expire 2009.
Appointed by House Speaker: Michael Colina; Alan E. Imhoff; Mary-Dulany James. Terms expire 2009.
Ex officio: Christian S. Johansson, Secretary of Business & Economic Development; Shari T. Wilson, Secretary of the Environment; Richard E. Hall, Secretary of Planning; John D. Porcari, Secretary of Transportation; Todd Morgan, President, Southern Maryland Navy Alliance; Wyatt Colclasure, President, Army Alliance; Richard E. Metrey, President, Maritime Technology Alliance; Terry Irgens, President, Fort Detrick Alliance; M. H. (Jim) Estepp, President, Andrews Business & Community Alliance; James (Jay) Baldwin, President, Fort Meade Alliance.
Staff: Brig. Gen. J. Michael Hayes (ret.)
Final Report to Governor & General Assembly due Dec. 1, 2011 (Chapter 306, Acts of 2008; Code Economic Development Article, sec. 11-207.
Effective June 1, 2006, the Council was authorized (Chapter 634, Acts of 2006). The Maryland Military Installation Council is to identify what public infrastructure and community support is needed for the development and expansion of the State's military installations; and what the potential impact of that development and expansion will be on local communities. The Council also will research how other jurisdictions are coping with increased development around military installations, and review State policies in order to best support the mission of the military installations and maximize economic benefits to local communities (Code Economic Development Article, secs. 11-201 through 11-207).
The Maryland Military Installation Council continues the work of the Maryland Military Installation Strategic Planning Council, which submitted an interim report to the Governor and General Assembly in December 2003. That council ensured that Maryland was prepared for the Efficient Facilities Initiative of the U.S. Department of Defense, scheduled for 2005. The Initiative was a review process which resulted in closures of military bases across the United States. In May 2005, the U.S. Department of Defense published its recommendations for base closures and realignment of functions. The federal Base Realignment and Closure Commission reviewed those recommendations, reported in September 2005, and they became law in November, 2005. Implementation of the recommendations must be completed by 2011. As the recommendations are implemented, the State of Maryland is gaining approximately 15,000 jobs.
Authorization for the Council ends December 31, 2011.
July 1, 2009
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