Public Commentary

Commentary from Public Officials Around the Baltimore Metropolitan Region.

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Public Commentary
7:25 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Beth Harbinson - January 20, 2015

Beth Sandbower Harbinson is a Baltimore native who has worked for the last 15 years in non-profit management, fundraising and development. Her professional experience working in higher education and Independent Schools and her personal experience raising her own children who attend both public and private schools has reinforced her belief in the importance of the opportunity to select educational opportunities that work best for each child.

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8:03 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Rick Barth - January 13, 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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7:56 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

John Hoey - January 6, 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.

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Public Commentary
11:42 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Donald C. Fry - December 30, 2014

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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8:29 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Charlie Duff - December 23, 2014

Charles Duff is a developer, planner, historian, and President of Jubilee Baltimore, a non-profit group that has rebuilt more than 250 buildings in Baltimore neighborhoods.  He developed City Arts, Baltimore’s first apartment building for artists, in 2010 and is now developing two large projects in the Station North Arts District.  He lectures widely and teaches at Johns Hopkins University.  He is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard University.

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