2017 Board Candidate Voting

All BAF supporters are invited to vote for candidates nominated for open board of directors positions. Please see information on new candidates below and vote for the slate of nominees at the following link.


2017 board announcements and introductions will be made at the AIABaltimore/BAF Annual Meeting and Holiday Party on December 5. You may also vote on BAF candidates at the meeting.

Dave Ditman

Dave is a retired Howard County Public School System social studies/history teacher with a long-time passion for architecture and architectural preservation. He is a former board member of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, and presently a member of the Catonsville Rails to Trails board of directors. More pertinently, over the past two years, he has been a member of the Doors Open Baltimore planning committee. He is also on the AIABaltimore Historical Resources Committee and will begin serving as co-chair beginning in January, 2017. He received his undergraduate degree in History and Education from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in 1978, and graduate degree in Educational Administration from Loyola College of Maryland in 1990. He is a life-long resident of Catonsville, and has been married to Denise Valancius, also an area native and an educator, since 1980.

Dave looks forward to being more involved with the BAF, and working to encourage a greater appreciation of Baltimore’s built environment.

Anthony Gill, AIA

Anthony is an architect with MCA (Marshall Craft Associates) who has been practicing in Baltimore City for more than a decade. He has previously volunteered with the BAF on the Groundhog Day committee and is currently tasked with helping Charlie Brickbauer on his forthcoming publication. He currently serves as chair of the AIABaltimore Practice Management Committee and is a board member of the Guilford Association where he is involved in the Guilford Architectural Review Committee. Anthony is also a member of the Building and Grounds Committee at the Church of the Redeemer and he is the designated liaison to the York Road Partnership for the Guilford Association.

Morris Murray

Morris is a high energy sales and management executive with a variety of professional experiences. Morris is a passionate Baltimore native who will do anything possible to help the city. He also excels at designing events and doing association work. Morris loves history, especially business history, but above all, his study of history and his investment background is trained to focus on where the future businesses market will be, not their past. Before taking his current position, Morris served as the membership and sponsorship consultant to AIABaltimore.