How is the Valleys Planning Council governed?

The VPC is governed by a board of directors composed of 40 members and an 11-member executive committee. The office is maintained by professional full time staff. The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located in the heart of Towson at 118 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204. The VPC uses a post office box for mailing: PO Box 5402, Towson, Maryland 21285.

Who is on the Board of Directors?

Executive Committee

Christopher Bennett, President
William Stewart, Treasurer

Alice Chalmers
Will Cook
Laurie Hooper
Ned Worthington IV

Kathleen Pontone, Vice-President
John Beckley, Secretary

Stiles Colwill
Peter Fenwick
Henry Jenkins

Board Members
Wayne ArmacostJustin BatoffGraham Becker
Elizabeth BlueDoug CarrollGaylord Clark
Barry DalyAnnie DarrowChandler Denison
Mary Louise FosterEliza GouldEdward Halle Jr.
Douglas HamiltonBarbie HornefferOliver Johnson II
Don KirsonMartha LessnerMandy Mahoney
Alex MartinMichael McGonigleCarrie Montague
Michele NaishAchsah O’DonovanGail Riepe
Deborah RosenbergLewis ScharffArthur Sonnenfeld
Ann WhitmanBetsy Wilmerding

Emeritus Board Members

Howard Colhoun                                   Meriwether Morris

Who is on staff?

The VPC office is staffed by an executive director, Renée Hamidi, a development director, Page Ward Seville, and an executive assistant, Nicole Lackey. Renée was named executive director in August 2021, Page joined VPC in March of 2023, and Nicole joined the VPC in November of 2023.

Page Ward Seville
Development Director

Nicole Lackey
Executive Assistant