Rebecca Woods Appointed as Executive Director of Environmental Control Board

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Mayor Rawlings-Blake Appoints Rebecca Woods as Executive Director of Environmental Control Board

Woods will oversee sanitation, environmental, and health issues 

BALTIMORE, Md. (November 26, 2014)—Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the appointment of Rebecca Woods as executive director of the City's Environmental Control Board (ECB)—the regulatory agency responsible for enforcing provisions of Baltimore City codes that affect sanitation, health, safety, and environmental issues pertaining to seven City agencies. She will replace Sandra Baker.

Woods joins the ECB after having worked in the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office since 2007. There, she served as a law clerk in the General Felony Division, and prosecuted district court cases before being appointed in 2012 to lead the investigation, preparation, and prosecution of all animal cruelty cases. She also served as a member of the Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission.

"Rebecca is a great fit for this role, which requires not only an understanding of the judicial process, but also the need for checks and balances," said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. "She is a dedicated public servant and fierce advocate. As an assistant state's attorney, she demonstrated great initiative in prosecuting animal cruelty cases. Rebecca has shown a willingness and desire to engage residents by creating a diversion program to educate the public and offenders on the proper care of animals. I look forward to working with her to implement similar programs within the Environmental Control Board."

Woods earned a Bachelor's degree in political science from Longwood University in Farmville, VA in 2003 and graduated cum laude with a juris doctorate from Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, GA in 2008.

"For the last several years, as an assistant state's attorney, I have worked to safeguard the citizens of Baltimore," said Rebecca Woods. "I am excited to continue my commitment to Baltimore City as executive director of the Environmental Control Board, where I will work to improve the quality of life for Baltimore's residents."  

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