Kris Koch, a resident of North Carroll Farms, is the newest member of Hampstead's Ethics Commission.
A Baltimore businessman, Mr. Koch and his family are members of Citizens for Adequate Facilities in North Carroll, a slow-growth organization created in January. The Kochs also are petitioners in a Circuit Court judicial review questioning the Hampstead Planning and Zoning Commission's decision to approve a 220-home expansion of North Carroll Farms.
Mr. Koch, who will serve a two-year term, is the second member appointed to the three-person commission. Haven N. Shoemaker Jr., a Roberts Field resident who ran unsuccessfully for a Town Council seat in May, is serving the commission's three-year term.
Town officials are looking for someone to serve a one-year term on the commission, which was created in December.