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TRI-COUNTY COUNCIL FOR THE LOWER EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND

EXECUTIVE BOARD
Elected by Council in Dec., 1-year term:
Randy Laird, Chair (chosen by Council in Dec., 1-year term), 2018
Larry W. Dodd, 1st Vice-Chair
Joseph M. Mitrecic, 2nd Vice-Chair
Rex D. Simpkins, 3rd Vice-Chair
John T. Cannon, Secretary
Theodore J. Elder, Treasurer
James N. Mathias, Jr., At Large
Merrill W. Lockfaw, Jr., Immediate past chair

LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS
Senate members: James N. Mathias, Jr. Nonvoting: Adelaide C. Eckardt.
House of Delegates members: Christopher T. Adams; Carl L. Anderton, Jr.; Mary Beth Carozza; John F. Mautz IV; Charles J. Otto; Sheree L. Sample-Hughes.

MUNICIPAL MEMBERS
Phillip D. Gosnell, Sharptown Town Commission; LaToya Purnell, Snow Hill Town Council; Dennis P. Williams, Princess Anne Town Commission.

SOMERSET COUNTY MEMBERS
Board of County Commissioners: Jerry S. Boston; Charles F. Fisher; Randy Laird; Craig N. Mathies, Sr.; Rex D. Simpkins.
County Administrator: Ralph D. (Doug) Taylor

WICOMICO COUNTY MEMBERS
County Executive: Robert L. Culver, Jr.
County Council: John T. Cannon; Ernest Davis; Larry W. Dodd; John B. Hall; Joseph Holloway; Matthew R. Holloway; Marc L. Kilmer.
County Council Administrator: Laura J. Hurley
County Administrator: R. Wayne Strausburg

WORCESTER COUNTY MEMBERS
Board of County Commissioners: Anthony W. (Chip) Bertino, Jr.; Madison Jim Bunting, Jr.; James C. (Bud) Church; Theodore J. Elder; Merrill W. Lockfaw, Jr.; Joseph M. Mitrecic; Diana Purnell.
County Administrator: Harold L. Higgins

Michael P. Pennington, Executive Director

Tri-County Multi-Purpose Center, Suite 203
31901 Tri-County Way, Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 341-8989; fax: (410) 341-8988
e-mail: info@lowershore.org
web: www.lowershore.org/

The Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland started in 2001 (Chapter 527, Acts of 2001). The Council is a regional planning and development agency for the tri-county area of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.

Twenty-three voting members constitute the Council. These include the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners; the Wicomico County Executive and four members of the Wicomico County Council; five members of the Worcester County Board of County Commissioners; one elected municipal official from each member county; and the State Senators and Delegates who represent District 38, encompassing the tri-county area. Two additional members of the Wicomico County Council and two additional members of the Worcester County Board of County Commissioners are nonvoting members. Those legislators representing District 37 (part of Wicomico County) also are nonvoting members (Code Economic Development Article, secs. 13-801 through 13-811).

In July 2004, the Council established two divisions: Lower Shore Workforce Alliance, and Shore Transit.

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