Sharon Green Middleton

Baltimore Mayor Pugh hires 'Voice' singer Davon Fleming to consulting job

Baltimore Mayor Pugh hires 'Voice' singer Davon Fleming to consulting job

Baltimore officials on Wednesday hired singer Davon Fleming — a city native who rose to fame on the NBC show “The Voice” — to a one-year consulting contract and officially named him grand marshal of this year’s Martin Luther King Day parade.

The Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Catherine Pugh, approved the consulting contract with Fleming, who will be paid up to $65,000 this year to “develop the operation of a program for City youth that focuses on the performing arts and community enrichment.”

After the board vote, Pugh announced Fleming as the grand marshal of Monday’s long-running parade.

“The legacy of Martin Luther King is so important to the...

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