A City Council Member has been tabbed to lead Baltimore City’s far-reaching quasi-public agency that promotes development and investment in the City’s many communities. Council Member William Cole IV will leave his Council seat to take the role as President of the Baltimore Development Corporation.
From coverage in the Baltimore Sun:
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed two-term City Councilman William H. Cole IV on Thursday to lead the Baltimore Development Corp., the quasi-public agency charged with revitalizing the city.
The appointment came as BDC President Brenda McKenzie said that she was resigning this month for “personal” and “family” reasons, less than two years after she came to Baltimore from Boston.
Cole, 41, who lives in Federal Hill and represents South Baltimore on the City Council, will have to step down from that position. He called the BDC post a “very, very exciting opportunity.”
“We need to continue revitalizing neighborhoods, main streets, and doing small-business development,” he said. “Those are the things that will sustain the growth we’ve had.”