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Commission on Fiscal Sustainability

Read the Final Report

The Final Report from the Commission on Fiscal Sustainability is now available. Read the full report.

The Commission on Fiscal Sustainability is charged with studying the County’s budget in detail and identifying deficiencies and improvements, as well as suggesting changes to significantly improve transparency and boost community engagement in the budgeting process.

The County Executive has charged the commission with issuing interim recommendations to him and the County Council by February 15, 2019, in time to be considered as part of the FY20 budget cycle. Final recommendations were due by May 15, 2019.


The seven-member commission consists of four voting members appointed by the County Executive and three voting members appointed by the County Council. The volunteer members will serve one-year terms at the pleasure of the County Executive.

Name and TitleAppointed By
Carolyn W. Colvin
Former Acting Commissioner
Social Security Administration
County Executive
Edwin S. Crawford
Former Managing Partner
Lyons Investment Group
County Council
Lester Davis
Chief of Communication and Government Relations
Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young
Baltimore City Government
County Executive
Warren Deschenaux
Former Executive Director
Department of Legislative Services
Maryland State Government
County Executive
Elizabeth J. Irwin
Deputy County Auditor
Director, Fiscal and Policy Analysis – Legislative Branch
Baltimore County Government
County Council
Donald I. Mohler
Former Baltimore County Executive
County Executive
Edward N. Walters
Vice President, Senior Product Manager
T. Rowe Price
County Council

Contact Us

Office of the County Executive

400 Washington Avenue
Mezzanine Level
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.




County Executive

John A. Olszewski, Jr.

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