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Kent County Local Management Board

(Private Sector - 3 year term)

Gordon Wallace, 10/31/20 Teverly Swinson 10/31/20
Deeann Jones 07/31/18 John Schratwieser 09/30/20
Annie Woodall 09/30/20 Jamie Barrett 06/30/21
 Wanda Boyer, 06/30/22 Herbert Dennis 06/30/21

Date indicates expiration of term.

Governmental Agency - No Term Limit

Shelly Neal-Edwards, Dept. of Social Services, Chair Kathryn Dilley, Mid Shore Behavioral Health
William Webb, Kent Co. Health Dept. Janice Steffy, Kent Co. Board of Education
William J. Clark, Chair, Dept. of Juvenile Services, VIce-Chair Myra Butler, Kent Co. Parks & Recreation
Ronald Fithian, County Commissioner  


Rosemary Ramsey Granillo, Director, LMB

400 High Street, 2nd Floor

Chestertown, MD 21620

(410) 810-2673

The Local Management Board meets the third Thursday of every month at 9:00a.m., except in July and December.



The Kent County Local Management Board:

  • Creates a vision for the role of local government and local child and family serving agencies in achieving results for children and families.
  • Develops and updates (on an annual basis), a long term (5 year) (City/County/Community/Neighborhood) Plan for Children and Families to implement the vision. The Plan will:
    • Describe how the prioritized results will be achieved.
    • Identify/define other results to be achieved by the LMB and local agencies, establishing goals, incremental objectives and time frames for accomplishment.
    • Set priorities based on an assessment of community strengths and needs.
    • Address the issues regarding the pooling of resources under local control that may be necessary to accomplish Plan results.
    • Engage the commitment, resources, and expertise of stakeholders and citizens at large to assure that all public and private, formal and informal resources are fully developed and that their use is maximized to achieve results.
    • Set standards and establish methodologies for evaluating results.
  • Establishes general policy guidance required to implement the local plan which is binding on local agencies.
  • Submits to local government a children and families budget for achieving the results outlined in the local plan.
  • Sets priorities which will govern the allocation and use of available funds.
  • Develops plans to command public and political attention and support for programs that will achieve results for children and families at the local level.
  • Ensures broad collaboration across local agencies and across services.
  • Uses existing resources, ensures the development and ongoing operation of a single point of entry which is accessible and responsive to the needs of children and families.





  • § 8-301. Local management boards

       (a) Required. -- Each county shall establish and maintain a local management board to ensure the implementation of a local interagency service delivery system for children, youth, and families.

    (b) Authorized entities. -- A county may designate as the local management board:

       (1) a quasi-public nonprofit corporation that is not an instrumentality of the county government; or

       (2) a public agency that is an instrumentality of the county government.
  • § 8-302. Membership

       A local management board may be composed of:

       (1) public and private community representatives who share the responsibility for implementing a community-based, interagency, family-focused service delivery system for children, youth, and families;

       (2) a senior representative or department head of the:

          (i) local health department;

          (ii) local office of the Department of Juvenile Services;

          (iii) core service agency or local behavioral health authority;

          (iv) local school system; and

          (v) local department of social services;

       (3) family members or family advocates; and

       (4) youth or youth advocates.
  • § 8-303. Duties

       A local management board shall:

       (1) strengthen the decision-making capacity at the local level;

       (2) design and implement strategies that achieve clearly defined results for children, youth, and families as articulated in a local 5-year strategic plan for children, youth, and families;

       (3) maintain standards of accountability for locally agreed upon results for children, youth, and families;

       (4) influence the allocation of resources across systems as necessary to accomplish the desired results;

       (5) build local partnerships to coordinate children, youth, and family services within the county to eliminate fragmentation and duplication of services; and

       (6) create an effective system of services, supports, and opportunities that improve outcomes for all children, youth, and families.
  • § 8-304. Regulations

       The members of the Children's Cabinet shall adopt regulations that:

       (1) specify the roles and responsibilities of local management boards;

       (2) establish minimum standards for the composition of local management boards;

       (3) establish fiscal and program accountability in the implementation of community partnership agreements and the use of other State resources by local management boards;

       (4) establish procedures to ensure the confidentiality of information shared by local management board members and employees in accordance with State and federal law; and

       (5) generally relate to the operation of local management boards.
  • § 8-305. Annual report

       On or before October 1 of each year, the Maryland Association of Local Management Board Directors shall, in accordance with § 2-1246 of the State Government Article, submit to the Senate Finance Committee, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, a report summarizing, with respect to the programs implemented under § 8-505(d) of this title:

       (1) each local management board's activities;

       (2) the amount of money spent on the programs; and

       (3) the effectiveness of the programs.