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Board of Appeals Appointments

Posted by David Keelan on Tuesday, January 2, 2007

In a previous post I mentioned that the County Council was seeking to fill two vacancies on this board.

The County has announced those appointments.

Kevin Doyle, and Howard County Maryland Blog contributor James D. Walsh.  Jim has resigned his duties at HOCOMD.

Congratulations Jim and Kevin.  Over 80 people applied for these two vacancies.  That is a very competitive field and Mr. Doyle and Jim should feel a sense of pride for being selected.

The Official Press Release.

Press Release

For Release: January 2, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

County Council Names Two to Board of Appeals

The Howard County Council will introduce on January 2, 2007 council resolutions naming two new members to the Board of Appeals. The Board of Appeals is a five-member body, appointed by the County Council. It hears and decides special exceptions, non-conforming uses and appeals of departmental or administrative decisions based on criteria and conditions in the County Zoning Regulations.

Kevin Doyle will fill the unexpired term of Pat Patterson, which extends through December 2009. Mr. Doyle is a senior manager for the Social Security Administration. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola College in Baltimore and has earned credits toward an M.B.A. degree at the College. Active in the community, Mr. Doyle served as President of the Greater Elkridge Community Association and a co-chair of the Route 1 Revitalization Task Force. Mr. Doyle is a resident of Elkridge and has been a resident of Howard County for eighteen years.

James D. Walsh will fill a full term, which will expire in December 2011. Mr. Walsh is a lawyer in private practice in Columbia, concentrating in estate planning and estate and trust administration. He is also a certified public accountant. Mr. Walsh received his bachelor’s degree, with a major in accounting, from John Carroll University, Cleveland,
Ohio, and his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Toledo (Ohio) College of Law. A lawyer and Howard County resident since 1983, he lives in Woodbine with his wife and two daughters.

The County Council will hold a public hearing on these appointments on Tuesday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Banneker Room, George Howard Building. Mr. Walsh and Mr. Doyle are expected to begin service on the Board of Appeals following the passage of the resolutions on February 5, 2007.


2 Responses to “Board of Appeals Appointments”

  1. LWV Member in good standing said

    I know the Board of Appeals is a Council selection, but has Ken appointed any women?

    Director of Communications:Kevin Enright
    Director of Department of Technology and Communication: Ira Levy
    Director of Housing and Community Development: Stacy Spann
    Deputy Director of the Department of Housing: Thomas Carbo
    Budget Director: Ron Weinstein
    Police Chief: Bill McMahon
    Chief Administrative Officer: Lonnie Robbins
    Chief of Staff: Aaron Greenfield

    Is there no room for a woman in a cabinet level or leadership position in the new Ulman administration?

  2. bsflag2007 said

    It sounds like these appointments cover two of the most “developmentally active” areas of the county — which makes them good choices, imho.

    Hopefully having folks with in depth familiarity of these areas will help them apply the zoning laws and guidelines in practical and reasonable ways.

    Cindy V.

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