Barbara A. Bostick, the former warden of the Baltimore City Jail who was passed over for a job when the state took control of the facility, has been hired to coordinate a community development project in the Sandtown-Winchester area, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke said last night.
Ms. Bostick began her new job yesterday as the state assumed control of the City Jail, which has been renamed the Baltimore City Detention Center. She will serve as executive director of an effort known as the "community building partnership," the social and community development component of the Nehemiah housing project, said Diane Bell-McCoy, a mayoral aide.
Ms. Bostick will earn about $55,000, which is being paid for by the Enterprise Foundation, the non-profit housing development arm of the Rouse Co. that is working on the Nehemiah project, said Ms. Bell-McCoy. The city is paying for Ms. Bostick's health benefits, Mr. Schmoke said.
As executive director of the Sandtown-Winchester group, Ms. Bostick will coordinate efforts by city agencies and other groups to provide health, employment, educational and crime-prevention programs to the community, Ms. Bell-McCoy said.
Ms. Bostick had served as the jail commissioner since her appointment by Mr. Schmoke in the fall of 1988.
Two weeks ago, state officials declined to offer her a job as part of the jail transfer.