Rural Legacy Advisory Committee

Land Acquisition and Planning

Maryland's Rural Legacy Advisory Committee

Members of the Advisory Committee have been appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Rural Legacy Advisory Committee is a body composed representatives from various public and private sectors with an interest in Maryland’s land preservation efforts. They are responsible for reviewing Sponsor applications in a fair and consistent manner and making recommendations for funding to the Rural Legacy Board.

The Rural Legacy Advisory Committee consists of:

  • A Trustee of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF)
  • A Trustee of the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET)
  • A representative of the agricultural industry
  • A representative of a non-profit land conservation organization
  • A representative of a non-profit environmental organization
  • A representative of the forest industry
  • A representative of a county government Department of Recreation and Parks
  • A representative of a business organization
  • A private land owner
  • A representative of the mineral resources industry
  • A representative of a municipal organization

Rural Legacy Advisory Committee Chairman

Maureen Heimbuch
Business
Term: 2019

Michael Calkins
Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation
Term: 2018

James W. Constable
Maryland Environmental Trust
Term:  2017 

Jamie Tiralla
Agricultural Industry
Term: 2019

Joshua A. Hastings
Non-Profit Land Conservation
Term: 2018

Elizabeth E. Zucker
Non-Profit Environmental Organization
Term: 2019

Frank E. Dudek
Forest Industry
Term: 2019

Jeff R. Degitz
Parks and Recreation
Term: 2019

David A. Foltz
Private Land Owner
Term: 2020

Kyle L. Murray
Mineral Resources Industry
Term: 2020

Honorable Daniel A. Colmer
Municipal Organization
Term: 2018

Maryland's Rural Legacy Board

Rural Legacy Program Staff Contacts