The Bainbridge Development Corporation (BDC) was created by the Maryland General Assembly via H.B. 1152 in 1999 to plan, initiate and oversee the activities necessary to convert the approximately 1,200 acre site (formerly the U.S. Bainbridge Naval Training Center) into re-use opportunities which would maximize the economic contribution from the re-development. The Board of Directors is comprised of 9 voting and 6 non-voting (ex-officio) members including representation from the Town of Port Deposit, Cecil County Council, State of Maryland, Economic Development Organizations, and citizens in Cecil County.
Create a community and work environment that is reflective of the highest design while maintaining the physical environment standards which are consistent with local policies and regulations.
Plan for development that is flexible and adaptable to changing market demands over time
Maintain strong compatibility and reconnect the site with the Town of Port Deposit
Recognize the importance of preservation criteria, issues and influences on the area
Maximize the resources of the Federal, State and Local Governments
Remain a good neighbor to the surrounding community
Ensure the community is environmentally sound
Ensure the community is economically viable and self-sustaining
Create a tax base that contributes positively to those public services required by the community
Create meaningful career oriented employment.
Board of Directors
Dr. Carl Roberts (Chair)
Jim Reynolds (Vice Chair)
Chick Hamm (Treasurer)
Steve Cassard (Secretary)
Dr. David Rudolph
Sandra Edwards, Cecil County E.D
Kelly Schulz, COMMERCE
Jane Roger, DGS
Bob Brennan, MEDCO
Elizabeth Hughes, MHT
Wayne Tome, Mayor Port Deposit
Dr. Alan McCarthy, Cecil County Executive