By JULIE E. GREENE
The Maryland Theatre is gaining and losing a board member with the new year, the theater's acting director said Friday.
Downtown merchant Jim Baker will join the board on Jan. 1, while Washington County Judge W. Kennedy Boone III chose not to serve a second term, said Patricia Wolford, who will continue as board president.
Members can serve three consecutive three-year terms, Wolford said.
"The theater is one of my favorite places," Baker said.
Baker, 53, of Hagerstown, owns Hoffman Clothiers Inc. at 15 N. Potomac St.
Baker said Wolford has done an incredible job getting the theater back in good physical and financial shape.
Boone, 55, said he was sorry he had to step down, but had been unable to make several board meetings because of his busy schedule as a Washington County Circuit Court judge. His term on the theater's board expires Dec. 31.