Appointed by Governor to 3-year terms: Roy W. Crow; Joseph A. Fiola, Ph.D.; Patricia M. Pittman, Ph.D.; Robert C. White, Jr. Terms expire 2018.
Steven A. Connelly; Liz Fitzsimmons; Jeffrey A. Kelly. Terms expire 2020.
Appointed by Senate President: Ronald N. Young
Appointed by House Speaker: one vacancy
Staff: Karen M. Fedor
Grapevines, Woodville (Frederick County), Maryland, October 2005. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
The Commission advises the Secretary of Agriculture on the allocation of funds from the Maryland Wine and Grape Promotion Fund. Authorized in 2005 and administered by the Department of Agriculture, the Fund provides grants to nongovernmental organizations to encourage the production and consumption of Maryland wine, and the production of wine grapes in the State. Additionally, the Commission identifies strategies to facilitate the growth of viticulture in Maryland.
Grapes in basket & grapepress, Dunkirk (Calvert County), Maryland. September 2005. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
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