SMC Director Plays Active Role in Maryland's Economic Development Association

LEONARDTOWN, MARYLAND--- The Board of County Commissioners would like to recognize John Savich, Director, St. Mary's County Department of Economic and Community Development, for being elected Secretary of Maryland's Economic Development Association (MEDA), (formerly known as MIDAS).
John Savich was appointed director of the St. Mary's County Economic Development Department in May 2001. A resident of Leonardtown, Maryland, Mr. Savich is a member of the Leadership Maryland Class of 2004 and was designated by MEDA to serve as the statewide economic development representative on the Governor's Development Capacity Task Force.

"We are extremely proud to have Mr. Savich working in St. Mary's County. His professionalism and expertise at the executive level is truly an asset for our community as well as for the state," said Thomas F. McKay, President, Board of County Commissioners.

Established in 1961, MEDA is a nonprofit organization promoting the economic well being of Maryland by working to improve the states business climate and the professionals of those in the field of economic development.

The MEDA membership includes economic development professionals employed by government, business, chambers of commerce, and other institutions. Through regular meetings, special programs and projects, members address diverse issues such as local legislation, international trade, tourism, and finance and their relationship to the business community. For more information about MEDA, log onto

For more information about the St. Mary's County Department of Economic and Community Development, call 301-475-4200 extension 1400.

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