Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA, CPE, FACP
Director, Health and Human Services
Acting Executive Director
Local Management Board
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Main Phone: 410-887-8727
Local Management Board Vision for Baltimore County
All families and children in Baltimore County will lead self-sufficient, healthy, and safe lives.
The mission of the Local Management Board (LMB) is to foster the efficient delivery of government and private resources by developing an interagency system of care that addresses the well-being of children and families in Baltimore County.
To achieve this mission, the Local Management Board will pursue the following strategies:
- Identify and prioritize critical issues affecting children and families in Baltimore County;
- Select evidence-based and/or best practice programs to address prioritized issues;
- Develop the financial resources to create and sustain selected programs;
- Build an interagency service delivery system to support program implementation; and,
- Provide ongoing program management and evaluation to ensure positive outcomes for Baltimore County children and families.
Pursuant to the Human Services Article § 8-301 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and an Executive Order (PDF) signed by County Executive James T. Smith Jr. on June 28, 2005, the primary responsibility of the County's Local Management Board is to ensure the implementation of a local interagency service delivery system for children, youth and families. This interagency service system provides a continuum of care that is family and child oriented, emphasizes prevention, early intervention and community based-services, and gives priority to children and families most at risk.
The LMB facilitates collaboration across child-serving agencies, and promotes effective partnerships with public and private stakeholders. Unique to the LMB is the ability to focus on all aspects of child well-being, whereas other agencies concentrate – appropriately – on individual program results but not on the community as a whole.
It is also the responsibility of the LMB to influence public policy and to advocate for improved services to the County's children and families. The County Executive has appointed members to the LMB that represent both public and private interests and possess expertise on child and family-related issues.
Revised December 15, 2015