Frederick W. Puddester, former state budget secretary in the Glendening administration, has been appointed by Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer to serve on the city's new Task Force on Local Tax Relief Policy.
Puddester, an Annapolis resident, served as state budget secretary until 2000, when he left the Glendening administration. Before working for Glendening, he was then-Gov. William Donald Schaefer's deputy chief of staff. He is executive director of budget and financial planning and analysis for the Johns Hopkins University.