OFFICERS, BOARDS, AND
COMMISSIONS COMMON TO ALL
Supervisor a/Assessments: Appointed by the State
Department of Assessments and Taxation for an
indefinite term from a list of five persons submitted
by the Board of County Commissioners or County
Council, the Mayor of Baltimore City, or the
County Executive with Council approval (Code
1957, Art. 81, sec. 233).
Board of Supervisors a/Elections: Appointed by the
Governor with the consent of the Senate for two-
year terms. The Board consists of three members,
one of whom must be a minority party member,
and two substitute members (except in Prince
George's County which has three substitute mem-
bers). In Caroline, Dorchester, and Kent counties
members are appointed with the advice and con-
sent of the House of Delegates if there is no
resident Senator for those counties.
Board members and substitutes may not hold
any public, party, or political club office or be a
candidate for any such office (Code 1957, Art. 33,
Permanent Board of Registry: One member ap-
pointed by the majority members of the Board of
Supervisors of Elections and one member ap-
pointed by the minority member of the Board of
Supervisors of Elections (Code 1957, Art. 33, sec.
Director of Emergency Management and Civil
Defense: Appointed by the Governor for an indefi-
nite term (Code 1957, Art. 16A, sec. 7).
Deputy Medical Examiner: Appointed by the
Maryland Post-Mortem Examiners Commission
for an indefinite term (Code Health-General Arti-
cle, sec. 5-306).
Health Officer: Nominated by the county and
appointed for an indefinite term by the Secretary of
Health and Mental Hygiene. The Health Officer is
the executive officer and secretary of the County
Board of Health (Code Health-General Article,
secs. 3-301 through 3-309).
Board of Health: The governing body of the county
serves ex officio as the local board of health (Code
Health-General Article, secs. 3-201, 3-202).
Physical Fitness Commission: Appointed by the
Governor upon the recommendation of the Secre-
tary of Health and Mental Hygiene for indefinite
terms. The Commission is composed of fifteen to
twenty-five members in each county and Baltimore
City. The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene
designates the chairperson (Code Health-General
Article, secs. 13^10, 13^11).
Citizens Nursing Home Board: Appointed by the
governing body of the county for three-year terms.
The Board consists of ten members. One member
must represent the governing body of the county.
The Board selects its own chairperson (Code 1957,
Art. 25, sec. 254).
Mental Health Advisory Committee: Appointed by
the governing body of the county. The Committee
has one representative each from the county gov-
erning body, the school board, the social services
board, practicing physicians, other mental health
professionals, the clergy, the legal profession, and
the mental health association. The Committee also
includes a past or present mental health care
recipient, a relative of a mental health care recipi-
ent, and at least three persons from the general
public. A representative of the county residential
unit of a State facility also serves on the Commit-
tee. If there is more than one State facility with a
residential unit in the county, the representatives
from these units serve on a rotating basis. Such
representatives, except in Baltimore City, are ap-
pointed by the Director of the State Mental
Hygiene Administration. In Baltimore City, the
Baltimore City Commissioner of Health may ap-
point one representative of its community mental
health centers. The county health officer and
regional mental health director serve ex officio.
Members serve three-year terms and elect their
own officers annually (Code Health-General Arti-
cle, secs. 10-308 through 10-312).
Drug Abuse Advisory Council: Appointed by the
governing body of the county or Baltimore City, in
the manner it deems appropriate (Code
Health-General Article, secs. 9-309 through
Alcoholism Advisory Council: Appointed by the
governing body of the county or Baltimore City for
three-year terms. One member each represents the
governing body, the county department of educa-
tion, the local department of social services, prac-
ticing physicians, the clergy, the legal profession,
and the local council on alcoholism. Two members
are employees of alcoholism treatment programs in
the county, and four members are from the general
public. The Council also includes the county
health officer and alcoholism coordinator as ex