Craig could not be reached for comment. In a statement released with the announcement, he said: "I was both honored and humbled to serve as the secretary of planning. I look forward to continuing to serve the Hogan administration by helping the governor recognize Maryland's significant role in World War I."
Clark said Craig will be responsible for coming up with a plan by next summer for a statewide commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. The commission was established in November 2015 and will consist of up to 11 members.
The announcement said Craig spent 30 years as an educator, including 15 as a history teacher. "An avid historian and published author, Craig developed a love of World War I at an early age," the Governor's Office said.
Craig, a Havre de Grace resident, served as Harford's chief executive from July 2005 to December 2014. He previously served as mayor of Havre de Grace, a state senator and a member of the House of Delegates.
Prior to her position as deputy secretary, Peters was a two-term member of the Mount Airy Town Council. A political ally of Budget Secretary David R. Brinkley, she ran unsuccessfully for the House of Delegates in 2014.