Kent Narrows Development Foundation

About the Foundation

The Kent Narrows Development Foundation, Inc. facilitates the revitalization of the Kent Narrows, a 995-acre waterfront area which is a strategically important asset to Queen Anne’s County. 

The Foundation is a 501-(c)( 3) organization led by a board of directors who work in cooperation with the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners and other  governing bodies to establish objectives and guidelines for development and redevelopment of the Kent Narrows, addressing any other issues that may be deemed critical to the area. The Foundation works to focus local public and private leadership efforts in coordinating an economic development program. It also assists in securing the maximum utilization of funding available from county, state, federal and other sources. 

 An Executive Director coordinates the activities of the Foundation and oversees day-to-day operations. 


Meetings

The Kent Narrows Development Foundation generally meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center in Chester. Meetings in November and December are generally held on the 3rd Tuesday of those months. Meetings may be postponed or canceled at times due to weather emergencies or other unforeseen circumstances. When county office are officially closed, meetings are automatically canceled. 

For specific times and locations, check the Kent Narrows Development Foundation website Kentnarrowsmd.com or call the Executive Director of the Kent Narrows Development Foundation Office at 410-609-2491 or visit the website at Kentnarrowsmd.com


Members

Members
ConfirmedTerm Expiration
Jerry Dammeyer
December 20, 2005
December 31, 2021
Michael Foster, Esquire
January 11, 2011
December 31, 2019
Mike Harris
December 31, 2009
December 31, 2020
Victoria Hoffman
December 8, 2015
December 31, 2021
Sheryl Jaros
December 16, 2014
December 31, 2020
Sue Kamp
January 1, 2009
December 31, 2020
Justin Kiernan
December 8, 2015
December 31, 2021
Joe Pomerantz
December 20, 2005
December 31, 2021
Jason Ruth
December 8, 2015
December 31, 2021
Jody Schulz
December 20, 2005
December 31, 2019
Walt Thompson
December 20, 2005
December 31, 2021
Patricia Worns
January 31, 2006
December 31, 2020
Margaret YoungJanuary 1, 2019December 31, 2019


Purpose

The Foundation provides guidance and oversight for the formulation of strategies that balance new economic growth, community redevelopment, support for the County’s fishing and seafood industries, and public access to waterfront activities and amenities. The Foundation is also concerned that environmentally sensitive areas within the Kent Narrows be preserved and contributes to the character of this unique Eastern Shore Community. 

Today the Foundation, is active in reviewing development projects to ensure they are in concert with the Kent Narrows Community Plan that was adopted in 2006 and 2010 by the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners. The Foundation will also be active this year in working with the County in updating the Kent Narrows Community Plan which is part of the Queen Anne’s County Comprehensive Plan.  It will continue to promote the area and coordinate at variety of projects the serve to improve the region for property owners, businesses, residents and visitors.