The Upper Shore Regional Council (USRC), an economic development and planning agency for Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne’s Counties, will be hosting a Strategic Planning meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Great Oak Manor, Chestertown, MD. The general public is invited to attend.
USRC Executive Director, Doris Mason, and the Economic Development Directors from Kent, Queen Anne and Cecil Counties along with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) will meet to plan and set priorities for the organization. Then, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Ms. Mason will be with the Council’s Executive Board and other County Commissioners to plan and create strategies for the organization. The Executive Board is comprised of County Commissioners from the three counties. The Board includes, William Pickrum, Chair, representing Kent County, Steven J. Arentz, 1st Vice Chair, from Queen Anne’s County, and Diana Broomell, 2nd Vice Chair, from Cecil County. The Secretary and Treasurer are David L. Dunmyer, from Queen Anne’s County and James T. Mullin, from Cecil County, respectively. Senator E.J. Pipkin represents the General Assembly on the Board of Directors.
The Upper Shore Delegation, Delegate Michael Smigiel, Delegate Stephen Hershey and Delegate Jay Jacobs have also been invited to be a part of the planning sessions. Overseeing and directing the strategic planning process will be Dr. David Kolzow, an economic development professional. He is the author of A Strategic Approach to Economic Developmen.