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Kamenetz Chief of Staff Will Complete Term  

May 24, the Baltimore County Council elected Donald I. Mohler III as the 13th Baltimore County Executive to fill the remaining term of Kevin Kamenetz who died on May 10, 2018. Mohler served as Chief of Staff to Kamenetz since 2010. He previously served as County Executive Jim Smith’s Acting Chief of Staff and Communications Director.

Donald I. Mohler“I am truly humbled,” said Mohler. “This wasn’t supposed to happen. My friend and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz should be finishing his second term in office. Baltimore County has been through a lot over the last few weeks, including the tragic death of a police officer and the sudden loss of our County Executive. This is a time for everyone -- County employees and communities -- to come together and heal. Baltimore County is strong. As Jill Kamenetz so bravely said at her husband’s funeral service, ‘we will be okay.’ County government will continue to provide the services and public safety that our residents deserve. I am committed to making that happen.”

Mohler’s resume follows:

Education:

Doctor of Education                     Nova Southeastern University                    1999

Master of Education                     Loyola College                                           1978

Master of Liberal Arts                  Western Maryland College                         1977        

Bachelor of Arts                           Western Maryland College                         1972

Employment Summary:

Chief of Staff for Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz - 2010 - 2018

Communications Director/Acting Chief of Staff for Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith- 2009-2010

Communications Director for Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith - 2004-2009

Chief Operating Officer, Alternatives Unlimited - 2002-2003

Executive Director, Student Support Services Baltimore County Public Schools - 2001-2002

Northeast Area Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools - 1998-2000

National Faculty Member for Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership Nova Southeastern University - 1999-2003      

Instructor, Excellence in School Administration Goucher College - 1998-1999        

Assistant Superintendent, Communications and Special Projects Baltimore County Public Schools - 1995-1998

Principal, Baltimore County Public Schools

                Catonsville High School - 1992-1995       

                Sparrows Point Middle School - 1990-1992    

 Assistant Principal, Baltimore County Public Schools

                Dundalk High School - 1985-1990       

Guidance Chairman, Baltimore County Public Schools

               Dundalk High School - 1983-1985       

Guidance Counselor, Baltimore County Public Schools

                Lansdowne High School - 1978-1983

Social Studies Teacher, Baltimore County Public Schools

   Lansdowne High School - 1972-1978

 Social Studies Teacher

                St. Mark’s School - 1971-1972 


On the Death of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz

Jill Kamenetz, wife of Kevin Kamenetz, issued the following statement:

“I’d like to express my deepest appreciation to everyone who has reached out to our family at this profoundly sad time. We are in a state of shock at our sudden, unimaginable loss. Kevin was my closest friend and the smartest person I’ve ever met. He was absolutely devoted to our boys and me. He dedicated his life to public service because he believed passionately that government can and should make a positive difference in people’s lives, especially children and those who are most vulnerable.”

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Gotham Greens, a national pioneer in high-tech urban farming, is opening a 100,000 square foot greenhouse facility at Tradepoint Atlantic, bringing 60 full-time jobs to the site of a former steel mill. Baltimore will be the third market for the growing ag-tech company, following New York and Chicago.

“Gotham Greens represents a new generation of jobs at Sparrows Point,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “Gotham Greens’ decision to locate at Tradepoint Atlantic is another step toward bringing 17,000 quality jobs to eastern Baltimore County and the region.”

Gotham Greens’ Baltimore County facility will grow fresh produce for restaurants, grocers and food service companies in the mid-Atlantic region. The climate controlled hydroponic greenhouse will be powered by 100% renewable electricity and use recycled irrigation water that yields more than 30 times that of conventional farms, with higher levels of food safety and environmental sustainability.

Photo credit: Gotham Greens and Julie McMahon

“Today marks a true milestone in the continuing revitalization of Sparrows Point. A community synonymous with the production of steel will now be home to a leading agriculture tech firm, producing locally-grown premium produce while bringing green jobs to the community,” said Eric Gilbert, Chief Development Officer of Tradepoint Atlantic.

“Urban agriculture, at its core, is about reconnecting with the community through food, jobs and economic development. To that end, we’ve found a great partner and are proud to be part of the American industrial turnaround story taking place at Tradepoint Atlantic,” said Viraj Puri, Co-Founder and CEO of Gotham Greens.

Gotham Greens is expected to open at Tradepoint Atlantic in early 2019.

Economic and Jobs Impact

An economic impact report projects Tradepoint Atlantic will generate 17,000 jobs in the Baltimore region, plus another 21,000 jobs during construction. Economic impact is projected to top $3 billion when development of the 3,100 acre site is completed in 2025, according to the Sage Policy Group study.

“There are more than 17,000 jobs on the horizon at full development, but jobs already are coming back to Sparrows Point from world class companies including FedEx Ground and Under Armour,” added Kamenetz.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017