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Queen Anne's County Commissioner Jim Moran named 2024 BMC Board Chair

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BALTIMORE, MD­­ (Thursday, February 8, 2024) – The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) Board of Directors named Queen Anne’s County Commissioner James J. Moran as the 2024 Chair at a meeting on Friday, January 26. Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman will serve as Vice Chair, a role Moran held in 2023.

“The Baltimore Metropolitan Council does important work in all our jurisdictions,” said Commissioner Moran, noting that he is the longest-serving member of the Board of Directors. “I’m looking forward to moving us forward.”

County Executive Pittman moved to nominate Commissioner Moran to serve as chair, seconded by Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly. The vote was unanimous. Commissioner Moran thanked Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, the outgoing chair, for his service on behalf of the region.

Commissioner Moran was elected to the Queen Anne’s County Board of Commissioners in November 2014 after being appointed to a vacant seat in December 2013. He was re-elected in 2018, and again in 2022. He served as president of the Board of Commissioners for the 2017-2018 term.

A military veteran who joined the U.S. Marine Corps 35 years to the day after his father, Commissioner Moran attended Anne Arundel Community College and worked in the concrete construction industry. In 1987, he started his own construction business, which became Increte of Maryland, Inc. in 1991. He then started another business in 2007, Mid-Atlantic Pigments LLC, which supplies color used in concrete construction.

County Executive Pittman was elected Anne Arundel County Executive in 2018, and re-elected in 2022. Raised on a farm in Anne Arundel County, he took over the farm’s hay production and became a nationally recognized horse trainer. He has more than three decades of experience managing nonprofits and small businesses, and has always been a dedicated community organizer, centering compassion in his work with people and animals.

“This organization is very important to Anne Arundel County, the city and all the other counties in the region,” County Executive Pittman said of BMC. “I’m looking forward to working together.”

BMC Executive Director Mike Kelly thanked Commissioner Moran and County Executive Pittman, who will lead BMC through a period of growth. BMC is gearing up to spearhead significant initiatives like a survey of public opinion on housing and transportation issues and the Baltimore Regional Transit Commission, which will give local jurisdictions greater voice in managing local transit.

“We’re building on our momentum and working toward more prosperous and livable communities across our region,” Kelly said. “My thanks to our board for continuing to support that mission.”

BMC’s Board of Directors includes elected executives from Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Queen Anne’s Counties, as well as representatives of the state legislature and private sector. It will next meet again on Friday, April 19, 2024.



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