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Revenue Authority Board Could Name New Chief Executive Tuesday

Ken Mills, a former executive director of the authority, is said to be among the finalists being considered.

The Baltimore County Revenue Authority could name a new chief executive at a special meeting Tuesday morning.

The board called the meeting late last week. Among the items on the agenda is the position that has been vacant since William "Lynnie" Cook left the job in February.

Typically, the board meets every other month on the last Thursday of the month.

Among the unknown number of finalists is Kenneth Mills, who served as executive director of the authority from 1985 to 1993—a term that overlapped that of Board Chairman Donald Hutchinson's final term as county executive, said sources familiar with the authority's candidate search.

Mills, director of business development for Baltimore-based Southway Builders Inc., was not immediately available for comment.

Cook left his position at the authority as it was coming under and concerns that contracts were being awarded to insiders who had relationships with authority employees. Since then, Hutchinson has been helping run the day-to-day operations but has made it clear that the as he is also the president and chief executive officer of the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Also on the agenda for the morning meeting are a discussion of the with instructor Bill Madonna as well as the possible passage of ethics guidelines for the authority.

Hutchinson told legislators earlier this month that he planned to review the controversial contract with Madonna and hinted that the authority might .

The board chairman also told legislators that the five-member board was likely to voluntarily adopt ethics guidelines recently passed by the Baltimore County Council.

Currently, neither state nor county ethics law apply to the employees of the authority or its board. Last month, Hutchinson said the board was still considering passage of such rules but in a form that was.

Legislators in Annapolis are considering a bill that would require the authority to apply the county's ethics laws.

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johnny towson March 20, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Bryan, please investigate and describe the cozy relationship between Campbell and Southway... they are stacking the Authority to be the County's yes-men in the light of day... There are plenty of able business leaders and advisors in the County and this is their best effort? Ask Les what he thinks about these two joining the gang.
Buzz Beeler March 27, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Some of the rumblings I hear that may not be the only change coming in chief's.

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