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Replacing Bill Cole

Editorial, The Baltimore Sun – City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young is expected Tuesday to formally begin the process of finding a replacement for former Councilman William H. Cole IV, who resigned to become head of the Baltimore Development Corporation. Much is at stake for Mr. Cole’s district, which encompasses a diverse array of …

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BDC Board changes as Cole steps in

by Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun – City Councilman William H. Cole IV appeared as the new president of the Baltimore Development Corp. at its board meeting Thursday, on a day when the mayor announced six new board members and the board approved three new projects for the city’s west side. The new appointments, which …

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Baltimore Development Corp. gets six new board members as Bill Cole prepares to take reins

By Kevin Litten, Baltimore Business Journal – Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Thursday appointed six new members to the Baltimore Development Corp. board, an announcement that comes as Councilman Bill Cole takes over as president of the agency. The six new members are mostly long-standing vacancies on the 19-member board. One of the appointments fills a …

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Batts sails through City Council hearing

By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun – Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts spoke in the Belair-Edison neighborhood about the effort to reduce violence. (Rachel Woolf/Baltimore Sun Video) Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sailed through a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, with City Council members and residents praising his accessibility and …

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Mitchell won’t seek Cole’s seat

by Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun – Ending weeks of speculation, state Del. Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. said Monday he will not seek to replace City Councilman William H. Cole IV, who is leaving the council to run Baltimore’s economic development corporation. “As a former member of the City Council who represented the 11th district, …

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Bill Cole Takes Over at BDC

by Laslo Boyd, CenterMaryland.org – Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made a bold move last week in selecting Councilman Bill Cole as the new President and CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation. Based on his record as a member of City Council, Cole is likely to bring a level of energy and vision to the role unseen …

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McKenzie leaves Baltimore Development Corporation; Cole to replace

The Baltimore Guide – In a press release last week, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the departure of Brenda McKenzie, CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation, a nonprofit contracted by the city for economic development. “Brenda came here with energy, optimism, and a commitment to grow our city by 10,000 families over the next 10 years,” …

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