William Hesson Jr., a real estate attorney with Frank, Bernstein, Conaway and Goldman, will be installed as president of the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors at its 1991 annual meeting Tuesday at Martin's West.
Other new officers include Andrew J. A. Chriss of Manekin Corp., president-elect; Nancy Hubble, The Hubble Co., vice president; and Gayle Briscoe, Otis Warren Real Estate Services, treasurer. Directors will include John Chester, Champion Investments; J. William Miller, Kayne, Levin, Neilson Bavar Realtors; Paul Minch, First National Mortgage; Linda Moreau, Century 21/C. C. Rittenhouse; Bruce Matthai, W. C. Pinkard & Co.; and Janice West, Steve Campbell Realty Co.
Past President John G. Evans of O'Conor, Piper & Flynn will be recognized as Realtor of the Year.
Edmund N. Bacon, the longtime executive director of the Philadelphia Planning Commission and noted urban visionary, will give the fourth annual Alexander S. Cochran Lecture at the Walters Art Gallery at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Mr. Bacon will discuss Baltimore's emerging strategy for guiding downtown development in relationship to his experiences in Philadelphia. Sponsored by the Baltimore Foundation for Architecture, the talk will be followed by a reception.
Tickets cost $10 per person ($8 for Walters and BFA members), and will be available at the door.
Around the region:
* Owings Mills New Town will celebrate its grand opening with "Hometown Harvest Weekend" Oct. 19 and 20. Events include a farmers market, a sock hop featuring the Platters and a concert by folk-traditional singer Maura O'Connell.
* Baltimore by Foot, a series of walking tours sponsored by Baltimore Heritage, begins today with a tour of cast-iron buildings that starts at 10 a.m. at the Marsh & McLennan Building, 300 W. Pratt St. The leader is James Dilts, co-editor of the book, "Baltimore Cast Iron Buildings and Architectural Ironwork." Tickets cost $5 for Baltimore Heritage members and $10 for non-members. Future tours include Upton's Marble Hill Oct. 19, Midtown churches Oct. 26 and Roland Park Nov. 3. Tours last from 10 a.m. to noon.
* The Baltimore chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Timonium Holiday Inn, 2004 Greenspring Drive. For reservations, call Mary Beth Graham, 666-3000.
* Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore has received a $65,000 grant from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. of Washington to provide more affordable housing in the Coppin Heights and McElderry Park neighborhoods. The money will be used to purchase land and building materials and to cover fees associated with the construction and rehabilitation of 18 homes.
* Atlantic Home Mortgage Corp., a subsidiary of Atlantic Federal hTC Savings Bank, has committed $7.5 million in permanent mortgages to three homebuilders active in Baltimore County. They are Mark Building Co., which will use a $3 million commitment to assist buyers of its homes in Owings Mills; Spring Mill Condominiums, which will apply a $3 million commitment to assist buyers of its garden and elevator condominiums in Owings Mills; and Cromwell Station, which will use a $1.5 million commitment to assist buyers of its town homes on Satyr Hill Road in Towson.
* Hess Development Associates held ribbon-cutting ceremonies Oct. 11 for Woodsdale Senior Housing, a 129-unit community for the elderly in Harford County. D'Aleo Inc. was the architect.
* Landmark Homes has opened a sales model for Cedarside Farm in Perry Hall, a community of 27 homes off Joppa Road in Perry Hall. The sales center is open Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. and other days from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* Thomas W. Snyder, a registered architect, has joined Boswell Building Surveys Inc.