Baltimore’s Port Covington Gets New VP of Community Affairs

Marc Broady, who brings more than a decade of experience in civic and community involvement, will lead ongoing initiatives for the developers of the mixed-use project.
Marc Broady, Vice President of Community Affairs, Weller Development Co. Image courtesy of Weller Development Co.

Weller Development Co., the developer of Baltimore’s multi-billion project Port Covington, has hired Marc Broady as vice president of community affairs. In his new role, Broady will be responsible for maintaining the connection between the company and communities around the mixed-use development. The project, which broke ground in May, is expected to add more than 3 million square feet of new office, retail, hotel and residential space to the South Baltimore area.

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In his new position, Broady will spearhead a number of processes meant to expand Port Covington’s impact. This includes workforce development programming, local hiring and apprenticeships, support for women- and minority-owned businesses and community partnerships. He will also be responsible for implementing developer commitments toward the historic city-wide Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Baltimore and the South Baltimore 6 Coalition Community Benefits Agreement valued at more than $135 million.

In addition, he will oversee the partnership with the South Baltimore 7 Coalition,  made up of community leaders from Brooklyn, Cherry Hill, Curtis Bay, Lakeland, Mt. Winans, Westport and Port Covington.

“Their engagement, interest in my role, knowledge of the agreements made and expectations on both sides is unparalleled. A major part of my attraction to this role was their sincere interest in the success of the project and their understanding that if Port Covington remains successful, the community benefits as well,” Broady told Commercial Property Executive

A decade in the business

Broady brings more than a decade of experience in civic and community involvement, having previously worked as lead counsel and policy advisor for Elijah Cummings, member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland. He also supervised the creation of the Baltimore chapter of President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative and worked in the Baltimore City Public School System.

Weller Development’s new vice president received his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law and his Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University. He is also a member of the Maryland Bar.