[photo, State House (from College Ave.), Annapolis, Maryland] Wilford W. Scott, Ph.D., Chair (chosen by Governor), 2003

Ex officio: Martin J. O'Malley, Governor; John C. Astle, State Senator, Dist. 30; Michael E. Busch, Virginia P. Clagett, and Ronald A. George, Delegates, Dist. 30; John R. Leopold, Anne Arundel County Executive; Ellen O. Moyer, Mayor of Annapolis; Vice Admiral Jeffrey L. Fowler, Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy.

State House (from College Ave.), Annapolis, Maryland, April 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

[photo, Sailboats at City Dock (State House dome in background), Annapolis, Maryland] Staff: Ann Frye

House Office Building, Room 160
6 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3211; fax: (410) 841-3386

Sailboats at City Dock (State House dome in background), Annapolis, Maryland, June 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

Originally, the State Commission on the Capital City formed in 1965 (Chapter 202, Acts of 1965). State funding for the Commission, however, stopped in 1992, and in 1996 the Commission was abolished (Chapter 341, Acts of 1996). The Commission was reauthorized in 1999 (Chapters 545 & 546, Acts of 1999).

The Commission studies ways to preserve and improve Annapolis as the capital of Maryland, particularly with regard to the location of State, county and municipal offices and buildings. In cooperation with public agencies, the Commission may develop plans for the physical development of Annapolis and adjacent areas, and ensure access to and transportation facilities for them. In addition, the Commission may make recommendations on community needs or projects in Annapolis and adjacent areas, including arterial highways, building codes, economic development, federal and State assistance, housing, industrial and commercial growth, parking facilities, space for public buildings, traffic control, and urban renewal (Code State Government Article, secs. 9-401 through 9-407).

The Commission has not met since 2007.

In 2019, the Commission was abolished (Chapter 6, Acts of 2019).

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