Baltimore County Executive and MACo Board Member, Kevin Kamenetz has been appointed the Vice Chair of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC), a regional group that facilitates collaboration on regional strategies, plans and programs to improve the quality of life and economic vitality in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties. The Council provide assistance to member jurisdictions on an array of issues including air and water quality, economic and demographic research and transportation. The Baltimore Sun reports:
“There are more similarities than differences in the issues we all face in our communities and I am an enthusiastic supporter of the BMC as the venue where local officials can compare notes, explore opportunities and work together on joint solutions,” Kamenetz said.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the council’s chairwoman, said the county executive’s “strong collaborative spirit” will help the group move forward.
“He also understands the importance of good working relationships between city and county governments to make the Baltimore region better, safer and stronger,” she said.