Land Acquisition and Planning

Maryland's Rural Legacy Advisory Committee

This year's Rural Legacy Advisory Committee meeting will be held on July 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held via videoconference due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. The meeting can be accessed at the following link: https://meet.google.com/rjx-aghs-pos

Members of the Advisory Committee have been appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Rural Legacy Advisory Committee is a body composed representatives from various public and private sectors with an interest in Maryland’s land preservation efforts. They are responsible for reviewing Sponsor applications in a fair and consistent manner and making recommendations for funding to the Rural Legacy Board.

The Rural Legacy Advisory Committee consists of:

  • A Trustee of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF)
  • A Trustee of the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET)
  • A representative of the agricultural industry
  • A representative of a non-profit land conservation organization
  • A representative of a non-profit environmental organization
  • A representative of the forest industry
  • A representative of a county government Department of Recreation and Parks
  • A representative of a business organization
  • A private land owner
  • A representative of the mineral resources industry
  • A representative of a municipal organization

Rural Legacy Advisory Committee Chairman

Maureen Heimbuch
Business
Term: 2019

Michael Calkins
Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation
Term: 2018

Vacant
Maryland Environmental Trust
Term:

Jamie Tiralla
Agricultural Industry
Term: 2019

Vacant
Non-Profit Land Conservation
Term:

Beth Carter
Non-Profit Environmental Organization
Term: 2019

Frank E. Dudek
Forest Industry
Term: 2019

Jeff R. Degitz
Parks and Recreation
Term: 2019

Vacant
Private Land Owner
Term:

Kyle L. Murray
Mineral Resources Industry
Term: 2020

Honorable Daniel A. Colmer
Municipal Organization
Term: 2018

Maryland's Rural Legacy Board

Rural Legacy Program Staff Contacts

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