Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist
Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Md Troopers Assoc #20 & Westminster Md Fire Dept Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Thursday, December 01, 2005

20051200 20061005 Kevin Dayhoff Brief Bio w Dates

Kevin E. Dayhoff

October 5th, 2006

Kevin, age 53, is a Westminster native who lives on Uniontown Road with his wife, Caroline Babylon. He has been a self-employed businessperson and artist; a free-lance journalist and columnist since 1974. He has been exhibiting art since 1981.

He has written a weekly political and history column for The Tentacle, an on-line columnist collective, since June 9, 2005. Since June 2, 2005, he has written a weekly community events and history column for the Westminster Eagle, a weekly newspaper publication of Patuxent Publishing Company, a subsidiary of Tribune. He has written an on-line column, the Winchester Report for the Westminster Eagle, since December 2005.

He has also authored an arts, history, community events and political blog, “Kevin Dayhoff” (formerly since December 2005. The blog was moved October 1, 2006 to blogspot’s platform:

On January 6th, 2006, thanks to the Westminster Eagle and Patuxent Publishing Co, I may very well be the first blogger to be credentialed in Annapolis. I should mention that Patuxent Publishing Company is owned by Tribune, which also owns the Baltimore Sun.

Since June 30, 2006, he has been a member of the Maryland Bloggers’ Alliance, a consortium of Maryland political bloggers. [Pillage Idiot (Rockville); Soccer Dad (Baltimore); Maryland Conservatarian (Baltimore); The Baltimore Reporter (Baltimore); The Sun Lies (Baltimore Area); The Not So Free State (Woodlawn); monoblogue (Salisbury); Crablaw (Reisterstown); Kevin Dayhoff (Westminster); Free State Politics (Baltimore)]

From June 30, 2004 through October 21, 2005, he wrote a weekly column on Westminster and Carroll County community affairs and history for the Westminster Advocate, weekly newspaper published by the Carroll County Times, a Landmark Community Newspapers publication.

He is retired from being self-employed as a landscape designer, horticulturist and nursery stock farmer for 25 years (1974-1999). He was an elected official in the City of Westminster serving as a Common Council member and Mayor (1999-2005).

Kevin was appointed by Governor Ehrlich on September 7th, 2004, to the “Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee” (09/07/2004 – 06/30/2005) and was additionally assigned to the “Best Available Technologies” Workgroup and the OSDS Subcommittee.

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners (CCBOC) also appointed him to the Carroll County Environmental Advisory Council on September 23rd, 2004 (09/23/2004 – 07/05/2006). He served as Chair until December 14, 2005.

He was appointed to the Carroll County Right To Farm Agriculture Reconciliation Committee by the CCBOC on July 22nd, 2003 and elected Chair of the Committee on November 29th, 2004 (07/22/2003 – 05/16/2005).

On November 23rd, 2004, the CCBOC appointed Kevin to the Route 140 Blue Ribbon Panel – Westminster Bypass. (11/23/2004 – 06/16/2005)

He was first elected to the Westminster City Council in May of 1999 and served as the Mayor of Westminster from May 2001 until May 16th, 2005.

Kevin served on the Maryland Municipal League’s Legislative Committee in 1999-2000 and 2001-2002. He served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Municipal League for five years (12/07/1999 – 05/16/2005).

Kevin served on the Maryland Municipal League Board of Directors annually for five consecutive years, from June 2000 to May 2005. He graduated from the University of Maryland Academy for Excellence in Local Government in June 2001.

Kevin attended Carroll County Public Schools from 1959 through graduation from Westminster Senior High School in 1971. He served in the United States Marine Corp Reserve (1971-1973). He has also taken classes at Elon College, NC 1971-1973, Towson University in 1980, and McDaniel College 1999-2001 without receiving a degree.

Kevin has taught design and horticulture classes for various institutions from 1979 through 1993, including C.E.T.A., Federated Garden Clubs, the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service and as an Adjunct Faculty Member: Carroll Community College (Branch of Catonsville Community College) (1988 to 1991).

He was a guest horticultural expert for Stu Kerr's radio talk show, "The Garden Club", on WCBM several times in 1989 and 1990.

He has served on a number of state and county advisory boards including; the Carroll County Landscape Manual Committee (1987 – 1989), the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forestry Board (1988 – 1991), University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service Agriculture Advisory Committees (1980-1989) and the Carroll County Environmental Affairs Advisory Board (1994 – 1999). In 1997 he was asked by the CCBOC to participate in the Carroll County Department of Public Works’ development of Carroll County’s Ten-Year Solid Waste Management Plan.

Kevin served as an election judge for the Carroll County Board of Election Supervisors (1990-2000). He was a member of the Maryland Nurserymen's Association (1976 – 1989). He is a member of Grace Lutheran Church (10/25/1998), the Westminster Fire Department (01/05/2001), the Carroll County Chapter of the NAACP (01/2001), a volunteer with the 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program of Carroll County (1995), Carroll County Red Cross Disaster Action Team (11/2001) and serves on the Board of Junction (a community drug rehabilitation outreach facility) (10/05/2000), the Westminster Town Center Corporation (06/12/2001 – 05/16/2005), Historical Society of Carroll County (11/08/2001 – 11/13/2003) and the Westminster Cemetery Board (01/2000 – 05/16/2005). He is an Honorary Board Member of the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation (05/2004).

Please feel free to email him at kdayhoff AT or kevindayhoff AT

His USPS address is: P. O. Box 1245, Westminster, MD 21158-1245

Dayhoff Brief Bio:


His USPS address is: P. O. Box 1245, Westminster, MD 21158-1245


Kevin Dayhoff writes from Westminster Maryland USA. E-mail him at: kdayhoff AT Westminster Eagle Opinion and Winchester Report has moved to

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