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The Growth Action Network envisions environmentally sustainable, well planned and managed Anne Arundel communities and government owned properties where citizens are engaged, neighborhoods thriving, development is limited, and redevelopment is a land use priority.


The mission of Growth Action Network (GAN), is to promote leadership and advocacy among AA County citizens to preserve the environment, secure natural resources, protect our watershed, and ensure managed growth within a fully funded infrastructure to sustain a high quality of life for all.   


Growth Action Network of Anne Arundel County is a coalition of community and civic associations, environmental groups, green businesses, and individuals.   


GAN has about 55 individual members and 30 member organizations.  Our member organizations have a total membership exceeding 20,000 Anne Arundel County citizens.


GAN advocates with the County Council and administration and provides information and a networking forum for our members and others in the County who support aligning growth with adequate public facilities, protection of natural resources and enhancement of our quality of life.

Please click here to view a current copy of our bylaws.


Board of Directors

GAN is lead by our Board of Directors with Chair, Matt Minahan. Together this group has decades of experience in interaction with the Anne Arundel County government.  The Board meets on the third or fourth Wednesday of each month.  Check our calendar for details


Matt Minahan, Chair

Pat Lynch, Vice Chair

Lynne Rochenbauch, Membership Chair

Ellen Moss, Treasurer

Kate Fox, Secretary and Legislative Chair

Paul Christensen, Communications Chair

Susan Cochran

Pat Huecker

Sarah Knebel

Mike Lofton

Gary Mauler

Tim Reyburn

Russ Stevenson

Mel Bender, Emeritus Member

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