In 2007, OSI-Baltimore convened the first meeting of its Leadership Council, an eclectic, engaged group of civic and community leaders who shared a commitment and a passion for Baltimore—and who actively want to be part of solutions for its future. When we established the Council, the intent was to involve participants in active discussion with experts, policymakers, and advocates who are already implementing results-oriented strategies about the most serious social and economic problems facing our city. Council members meet quarterly to learn about OSI’s strategies and campaigns, and serve as our ambassadors throughout the region.
As the 10th year of the council came to a close, we said goodbye to our long-standing co-chairs Dr. Neal Friedlander and Dominique Moore, and offered our sincerest thanks for their insight and leadership. And while Neal and Dominique will no longer lead the council, they will remain active members.
This year, we welcome two new co-chairs, Jamar Brown and Mary Louise Preis. Jamar has been an associate in the litigation department at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg since 2016. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore City. Mary Louise is a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, where she represented the 34th District and served as a member of the Judiciary Committee and chair of the Gaming, Law, and Regulation subcommittee. Prior to her election to the Maryland General Assembly, she was an Assistant Attorney General.
Read an interview with Jamar about his work with OSI-Baltimore.