BALTIMORE, MD (Friday, January 21, 2022) – The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) hosted its virtual board of directors meeting at 9 a.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022, unanimously approving Harford County Executive Barry Glassman as its 2022 chair, and Howard County Executive, Calvin Ball, as its vice-chair.
Throughout his 30 years in public service, Barry Glassman has been recognized for outstanding character and leadership. He has been a BMC board member since 2014, and served as chair in 2016. He will serve as BMC board chair for a second time through January 2023.
“It is a great honor to chair the board of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council,” said County Executive Glassman. “Harford County is an integral piece of the puzzle that comprises greater Baltimore and I look forward to working with the other jurisdictional leaders to leverage our resources for the region.”
Mike Kelly, BMC Executive Director says “County Executive Glassman has been an instrumental asset to the BMC board for many years. His insight and leadership is invaluable to the progress of our organization and the region at large. We look forward to what is to come as we continue to serve in the region’s recovery.”
BMC also welcomes Howard County Executive Calvin Ball as vice-chair. He has been a BMC board member since 2018 and will serve as vice-chair through January 2023.
The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) works collaboratively with the chief elected officials in the region to create initiatives to improve our quality of life and economic vitality. BMC, as the Baltimore region’s council of governments, hosts the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB), the federal metropolitan planning organization (MPO), and supports local government by coordinating efforts in a range of policy areas including emergency preparedness, housing, cooperative purchasing, environmental planning and workforce development.
BMC’s Board of Directors includes the executives of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties, the mayor of the City of Baltimore, a member of the Carroll County and Queen Anne’s County boards of commissioners, a member of the Maryland State Senate, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, and a gubernatorial appointee from the private sector.