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Maryland Commission on Public Art

Maryland Commission on Public Art


Maryland Commission on Public Art works to integrates public art enhancements into state-funded construction during the early stages of planning and development. The Commission directs the strategic vision of Maryland's statewide public art program. As required by legislation passed in 2013, Maryland must include public art in all construction and major renovation projects.

Catherine Leggett

ChairMontgomery County

Catherine Leggett is Senior Vice President for Human Resources at ICMA-RC, a nonprofit, independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement security for the Public Sector services for more than 1 million public sector participant accounts and approximately 9,000 retirement plans.  

Before joining to ICMA-RC, she worked... Read More

Randall M. Griffin

Howard County

Randall M. Griffin retired April 1, 2012 as CEO of Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT).  He was elected as Trustee in February 2005. He served as President and CEO from April 2005 until September 2010 and served as President and Chief Operating Officer from September 1998 to March 2005.  From 1993 to 1998, he was President of Constellation Real Estate Group until... Read More

Elizabeth Hughes

Public Members

Elizabeth Hughes serves as the Maryland State Historic Preservation Officer and Director of the Maryland Historical Trust.  In this capacity, she oversees development of program policy and legislation and oversight of all Trust programs, including the work of the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum.  

Ms. Hughes earned her Master’s Degree in... Read More

Molline Jackson

Prince George's County

Molline Jackson’s professional background and skill sets includes a BA in Landscape Architect, a Masters in Real Estate Development, and over 10 years of Planning and Zoning work experience. Currently, she works at the Montgomery County Planning Department (M-NCPPC) as the Special Assistant to the Planning Director and coordinates public art as a public... Read More

Leslie Kahn

Montgomery County

Leslie Kahn, A.I.A is a registered architect and LEED certified. She serves as Facilities Program Manager for the Administrative Office of the US Courts, and works with the General Services Administration (GSA) Design Excellence Program, providing the opportunity to achieve high-quality design for a high performance building, while incorporating art in architecture.... Read More

Anne Klase

Anne Arundel CountyPublic Members

Anne Klase serves as Deputy Chief of Staff for Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot. She has worked on several political campaigns and has assisted in fundraising for various State and Federal candidates.

Anne is a graduate of Salisbury University, where she studied Political Science.  As an undergraduate, she completed several internships including one in... Read More

Kathy O'Dell Ph.d

Baltimore County

Art historian Kathy O'Dell is Associate Professor of Visual Arts at UMBC, where she also serves as Special Assistant to the Dean for Education & Arts Partnerships. She is a former MSAC Councilor and currently a member of MSAC advisory committees. She chairs the Higher Education in the Arts Task Force (HEAT Force) of the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (... Read More

Elaine Rice Bachmann

Public Members

Elaine Rice Bachmann is the Deputy State Archivist of Maryland, and the former Director and Curator of Artistic Property at the Maryland State Archives. A graduate of Indiana University and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture at the University of Delaware, she has written and lectured widely on Maryland's state-owned art collection and the history of the... Read More

Liling Tien

Baltimore County

Ms. Tien, founder of P.E.L.A. Design, Inc. is a landscape architect and planner having over 30 years of experience on Baltimore projects of various planning and design disciplines. Prior to establishing the firm of PELA, she worked for Baltimore City Urban Design Section, Department of Planning; Baltimore County Office of Planning; and KCI Technologies, Inc.... Read More

Rodney Tissue

Washington County

RODNEY A. TISSUE, P.E., City Engineer for the City of Hagerstown, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the University of Pittsburgh.  As City Engineer, he manages the Department of Parks and Engineering that includes Engineering, Parks and Recreation and the City’s recycling program. He is a Registered... Read More