August 28, 2001
The Carroll County commissioners have appointed Jeanne S. Joiner as the county's acting director of planning. Joiner began her career as a county planner in 1974, working her way up to bureau chief of planning in 1984 before resigning to raise her children. She returned to the department in 1994 as a planner and rose again to bureau chief in 1998. She holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Western Maryland College and is a member of the American Planning Association. She replaces Steven C. Horn, the former director of planning, who resigned last month after 14 years to take the same post with neighboring Frederick County.
February 27, 1996
Ronald C. Heacock, an official with Howard Community College, has been named senior director for strategic planning and grant development for the community colleges of Baltimore County.Dr. Heacock, who was selected after a national search, will earn $62,000 annually in the position that was created in the reorganization of the county's three colleges, in Catonsville, Dundalk and Essex. He was director of planning and evaluation at Howard.
April 27, 2003
J. Steven Kaii-Ziegler, former director of planning and zoning for Queen Anne's County, has been selected as Harford County's director of planning and zoning. Kaii-Ziegler comes to the Harford County during the update of the 1996 master plan and land-use element plan, a process he is familiar with, having finished a similar project in Queen Anne's County a year ago. "It is attractive to me to work in an environment that is comparable to working experiences I have had in the past. I find them challenging and interesting," he said.
June 12, 2003
Otis Rolley III, the first deputy housing commissioner in Baltimore, is a candidate for director of planning, a job that has been vacant since November, according to City Hall officials. Charles C. Graves III, who held the post for nine years, moved to Atlanta to become that city's director of planning and neighborhood development. Rolley "has been interviewed by the planning commission and by the mayor and is a candidate" for the planning director's job, said Raquel Guillory, a spokeswoman for the mayor.
March 6, 1997
Wayne Schuster, a member of Freedom Area Community Planning Council, has accepted a job as director of planning and development for six state airports in Rhode Island. He will move to Providence next month."This was not an easy decision," Schuster said. "For whatever problems Carroll County has, it surely is a nice place to live."Schuster, 44, has volunteered his planning expertise to several community groups that have lobbied for slower growth, particularly in South Carroll."There is going to be growth," he said.
December 18, 2007
Oliver Henry Fulton, a veteran of several technology corporations who later headed the Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority for more than a decade, died of complications from pneumonia Dec. 9 at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He was 88 and lived on Gibson Island. Mr. Fulton was born and raised in Pittsburgh. When he was 16, he won a "World's Greatest Toy Contest" sponsored by A.C. Gilbert, the New Haven, Conn., manufacturer of the Erector Set and of American Flyer electric trains.