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Local Development Council Membership

Michael Caruthers, Chairman
State law requires the Local Development Council to consist of 15 members. Members are appointed by the Anne Arundel County Executive, in consultation with the Senators and Delegates who represent the communities surrounding MD Live! Casino and the County Council. Membership includes:
  • Senator from District 32;
  • Two Delegates from District 32;
  • One representative of the video lottery operation licensee (Cordish Companies);
  • Seven residents of the communities in immediate proximity to the facility; and 
  • Four representatives of businesses or institutions located in immediate proximity to MD Live! Casino.
State Government Article, Section 9-1A-31(c)(2).


Mr. Michael Caruthers
c/o Somerset Construction Company
4816 Del Ray Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Ms.Fran Schmidt
Chief Executive Officer
North Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce
7439 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061

Mr. Gene Condon
Vice President & General Manager
The Mills Corporation
7000 Arundel Mills Blvd
Hanover, Maryland 21076

Ms. Claire Louder
President & Chief Executive Officer
West Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce
8385 Piney Orchard Parkway
Odenton, Maryland 21113
Jeffrey Hargrave (Vacancy)
1747 Maco Drive
Hanover, Maryland 21076

Otis Duffie
1850 Montreal Road
Severn, MD 21144

Ernest “Rusty” Bristow
7215 Ridge Road
Hanover, Maryland 21076

Kam Cooke
7207 Forest Avenue
Hanover 21076

Donzella Parker Bert
1304 Strawberry Lane
Hanover 21076

Lore Peterson
7903 Chalice Road
Severn 21144

Vincent Nicolas
1602 Hardwick Court #204
Hanover 21076
Senator James E. DeGrange Sr.
James Senate Office Building
Room 101
Annapolis 21401

Delegate Mary Ann Love
House Office Building
Room 165
Annapolis 21401

Delegate Theodore “Ted” Sophocleus
House Office Building
Room 162
Annapolis 21401
Representative of the Video Lottery Operation Licensee
Joseph Weinberg
The Cordish Companies
Power Plant
601 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore MD 21202
Legislative Liaison
Bernie Marczyk
(410) 222-1821

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