Advisory Commission on Environmental Quality (CEQ)
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Advisory Commission on Environmental Quality


The purpose of the Baltimore County Advisory Commission on Environmental Quality (CEQ), through its duties and responsibilities as stated in the County Code Section 3-3-16, is to encourage protection and preservation of the natural environment in Baltimore County and its waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay, by educating the community to make environmentally sustainable decisions and enlightening, advising, and initiating dialogue with County officials. The CEQ will facilitate communication between the County government and its residents on environmental needs, programs, and legislation.

The CEQ's actions are twofold. First, the CEQ provides insights to County Officials as environmental questions arise. Second, the CEQ selects environmental issues to evaluate and works with County officials to develop environmentally sound, economically practical, and sustainable results.

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The CEQ, formed by legislation in October 2003, is comprised of fifteen representatives; one from each of the County's seven districts, and five representing groups from the fields of agriculture, science, business, homebuilding, education, as well as three at-large representatives. The CEQ convened for the first time in November 2004. Since that time, the CEQ has met regularly.

CEQ Annual Reports

The CEQ provides annual reports to the Baltimore County Executive and Baltimore County Council of the CEQ's yearly activities. The annual reports are available below.

2013 Annual Report (PDF)
2012 Annual Report (PDF)
2011 Annual Report (PDF)
2010 Annual Report (PDF)
2009 Annual Report (PDF)

Meeting Dates

Meetings are held monthly on Wednesday nights, from September to May, in the County Office Building at 111 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204, Room 319, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:

  • February 25, 2015 (Canceled)
  • March 25, 2015
  • April 22, 2015
  • May 27, 2015

Past Meeting Minutes

Minutes from previous meetings are provided below.

September 24, 2014 minutes (PDF)
May 28, 2014 minutes (PDF)
April 23, 2014 minutes (PDF)
March 26, 2014 minutes (PDF)

Contact Us

For more information about the CEQ and its projects, to request previous annual reports, or to suggest a community issue for consideration by the CEQ, please email Brian Fath, CEQ Chair, at

For specific inquiries regarding environmental issues in Baltimore County, you should contact the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability.

Revised February 25, 2015

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