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EDC's Hart appointed to Md. intergovernmental ag commission

April 30, 2013
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Washington County Government has announced that Leslie Hart has been appointed to the Governor’s Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture.

In this role, Hart will deliver recommendations and offer insights into programs and policies to help meet the needs of the agriculture community and the state’s agricultural strategy goals.

A subject matter expert within the agriculture community, Hart has served the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission as an agricultural business development specialist since 2008.

In her position with the EDC, Hart is responsible for generating and managing economic development strategies to attract, retain, preserve and grow agricultural enterprises and related industries in the county. 

A lifelong resident of  the county, Hart is a graduate of Hagerstown Community College and earned a Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership and a Master of Scienc in strategic leadership from Mountain State University.

Established by Executive Order in 2006, the ag commission promotes the economic viability of agriculture in Maryland by ensuring that local, state and other agricultural agencies work together to best use available resources.

The commission develops and implements both a systematic method to coordinate Maryland’s agricultural economic development and specific protocols that improve regulatory processes for agriculture and promote a business-friendly climate.

“Leslie is a dedicated agriculture advocate and works diligently to improve our county’s agricultural business development opportunities,” said Dan Pheil, chairman of the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission. “Her skills and insights will be a valuable asset to the state and the Governor’s commission.”

For more information, contact the Washington County Public Relations and Community Affairs at publicaffairs@washco-md.net or call 240-313-2380.

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