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Councilman Cole to replace McKenzie as head of BDC
Councilman Cole to replace McKenzie as head of BDC

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed two-term City Councilman William H. Cole IV on Thursday to lead the Baltimore Development Corp., the quasi-public agency charged with revitalizing the city. The appointment came as BDC President Brenda McKenzie said that she was resigning this month for "personal" and "family" reasons, less than two years after she came to Baltimore from Boston. Cole, 41, who lives in the Federal Hill area and represents South Baltimore on the City Council, will have to step down from that position. He called the BDC post a "very, very exciting opportunity." "We need to continue revitalizing neighborhoods, main streets, and...

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