BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ronald H. Fithian, Chair (chosen by Council in Dec., 1-year term), 2018
Joyce A. Bowlsbey, 1st Vice-Chair
Jack N. Wilson, Jr., 2nd Vice-Chair
Vacancy, 3rd Vice-Chair
D. Robert Meffley, Secretary
William W. Pickrum, Treasurer
Stephen S. Hershey, Jr., Legislative representative
CECIL COUNTY MEMBERS
Appointed by County Executive: two vacancies.
Appointed by County municipalities: Joseph A. Zang III, Mayor of Cecilton
Nonvoting members: Jackie Gregory; George C. Patchell; Daniel Schneckenburger.
KENT COUNTY MEMBERS
Appointed by Board of County Commissioners: Ronald H. Fithian; William W. Pickrum; William A. Short.
Appointed by County municipalities: Donald E. Sutton, Mayor of Betterton
Nonvoting member: Shelley L. Herman
QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY MEMBERS
Appointed by Board of County Commissioners: Jack N. Wilson, Jr.; two vacancies.
Appointed by County municipalities: Timothy E. McCluskey, Vice-President, Centreville Town Council
Nonvoting members: Mark A. Anderson; Gregg A. Todd.
Dist. 35: Andrew P. Cassilly; Kevin B. Hornberger; Teresa E. Reilly; one vacancy.
Dist. 36: Steven J. Arentz; Jefferson L. Ghrist; Stephen S. Hershey, Jr.; Jay A. Jacobs.
Susan O'Neill, Executive Director
122 North Cross St., 2nd floor, Chestertown, MD 21620
(410) 810-2124; fax: (866) 571-2637
In October 2003, the Upper Shore Regional Council was created (Chapter 100, Acts of 2003). The Council is a regional planning and development agency for Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne's counties. It exists to foster the physical, economic and social development of the region. For the development of the area's human and economic resources, the Council initiates and coordinates plans and projects.
The Council consists of seventeen voting members. These include three commissioners, appointed by their county governing bodies; one municipal elected official, appointed by their municipal corporations, from each of Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne's counties; and those members of the General Assembly who have the major portion of their legislative election district in the region. In addition, the county administrators and remaining county commissioners from each of the three member counties, as well as the remaining legislators who represent the region serve as nonvoting ex officio members (Code Economic Development Article, secs. 13-1001 through 13-1011).
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