[photo, Ronald H. Fithian, Board of County Commissioners, Kent County] RONALD H. FITHIAN, President, Board of County Commissioners (Republican)*

President, Board of County Commissioners, Kent County, 1998-2002, December 3, 2010 to December 2, 2014, and since December 8, 2022 (member, 1994-2002, & since Dec. 5, 2006).

Member, Board of Health, Kent County, 1994-2002, 2006-; Board of License Commissioners, Kent County, 1994-2002, 2006-; Local Management Board [for Children, Youth and Family Services], Kent County, 2006-22; Public Landings and Facilities Board, Kent County, 2006-; Social Services Board, Kent County, 2006-18, 2022-; Local Emergency Planning Committee, Kent County, 2022-.

Chair, Fort George G. Meade Regional Growth Management Committee, 2010. Member, Oyster Advisory Commission, 2016-. Chair, Upper Shore Regional Council, 2017-18, 2023- (member, 2006-; secretary, 2008-10, 2022-23; 3rd vice-chair, 2012-13; 2nd vice-chair, 2014-15; 1st vice-chair, 2015-16; treasurer, 2019-21). Member, Local Government Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Executive Council, 2018-20.

Town Manager, Rock Hall, 1997-2019.

Born in Rock Hall, Maryland, February 4, 1951. Waterman, 1970-97. Member, Legislative Committee, Maryland Association of Counties, 2011-. Chair, Executive Committee, Clean Chesapeake Coalition, 2012-. Member, Kent County Watermen's Association; American Legion Post no. 228, Rock Hall; B.P.O. Elks Lodge no. 2474, Chestertown; Affiliated Free and Ancient Masons, Chester Lodge no. 115, Chestertown. Married; four children, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

*(changed party affiliation from Democrat to Republican by September 28, 2021).

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