April 21, 2011
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is the new vice chairman of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, an organization of the region’s top elected executives.
According to a news release from the county, Kamenetz was elected Wednesday to the position. The council facilitates collaboration on regional strategies, plans and programs to improve the quality of life and economic vitality in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. It provides technical and planning assistance to member jurisdictions on such issues as air and water quality, cooperative purchasing, economic and demographic research, emergency planning and transportation.
“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.