The council voted unanimously on Monday, Jan. 6 to confirm Bevins as the chair.
“I am humbled by the trust and confidence that my fellow council members have expressed by selecting me to serve as chair,” Bevins said in a statement. “I am honored to serve the wonderful citizens of Baltimore County, and I will do my best to provide meaningful representation and continue the tradition of fiscally responsible oversight in my role as council chair.”
Councilwoman Vicki Almond (D-2) served as chair of the council this term in 2012. The first female chair was former Councilwoman Barbara Bachur in 1983.
Bevins, a Democrat who lives in Oliver Beach, previously worked as former County Executive Jim Smith’s constituent services coordinator for the county’s East side. She represents the county on the legislative committee of the Maryland Association of Counties.
She replaces Councilman Tom Quirk (D-1), the council’s 2013 chair.