Public Commentary

Commentary from Public Officials Around the Baltimore Metropolitan Region.

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Public Commentary
2:11 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

John Hoey - June 23, 2015

As President & CEO of the Y of Central Maryland, John works with the board of directors to fulfill its charitable mission and achieve the vision of fundamentally enhancing the quality of life in the communities in which we operate. 

Leading one of the fastest growing and largest Y associations in North America, John works with an engaged group of volunteer and staff leaders to promote healthy living, youth development and social responsibility in the region.

Prior to joining the Y as CEO in 2006, John spent the entirety of his professional career in the private sector while volunteering his time in the community.

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Public Commentary
4:03 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Donald C. Fry - June 16, 2015

Donald C. Fry has been the president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), the central Maryland region's most prominent organization of business and civic leaders, since November 2002.

Under Don’s leadership, the GBC is recognized as a knowledgeable and highly credible business voice in the Baltimore region, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. on policy issues and competitive challenges facing Maryland. Its mission is to apply private-sector leadership to strengthening the business climate and quality of life in the region and state.

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Public Commentary
7:48 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Rick Barth - June 2, 2015

Richard P. “Rick” Barth, PhD, MSW, is professor and dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is a Fellow and President of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. His bachelors and graduate degrees are from Brown University and the University of California at Berkeley, respectively. He has also served as a chaired professor at UC Berkeley and University of North Carolina. He has authored many books, chapters, and articles on children’s services practice, programs, policy, and research.

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Public Commentary
5:30 am
Tue May 26, 2015

John Hoey - May 26, 2015

As President & CEO of the Y of Central Maryland, John works with the board of directors to fulfill its charitable mission and achieve the vision of fundamentally enhancing the quality of life in the communities in which we operate. 

Leading one of the fastest growing and largest Y associations in North America, John works with an engaged group of volunteer and staff leaders to promote healthy living, youth development and social responsibility in the region.

Prior to joining the Y as CEO in 2006, John spent the entirety of his professional career in the private sector while volunteering his time in the community.

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Public Commentary
1:42 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Donald Fry - Next Steps for Baltimore

Donald C. Fry

Donald C. Fry is president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), the region's most prominent organization of business and civic leaders. He has been the chief executive of the GBC since Nov. 1, 2002.


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