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 the County and its waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay. This is accomplished by educating the community about how 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.

Commission of Environmental Quality logo.
The Baltimore County CEQ logo.


Formed by legislation in October 2003, the CEQ is comprised of fifteen representatives:

  • Seven representatives, one from each of the County's districts
  • Five representing groups from the fields of agriculture, science, business, homebuilding and education
  • Three at-large representatives.

The CEQ first convened  in November 2004 and has met regularly since then.

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. All reports are in PDF format.

2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report

Dates and Location

The following meetings are held monthly on Wednesdays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., from September to May.

Meetings are held at the following address:

County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 319
Towson, Maryland 21204

Past Meeting Minutes

Minutes from previous meetings are provided below. All minutes are in PDF format. Minutes prior to 2014 can be requested from the CEQ.


  • September – Minutes under approval by the CEQ.
  • June – Minutes under approval by the CEQ.\
  • May 27 – Meeting cancelled.
  • April 22
  • March 25
  • February 25 – Meeting cancelled.
  • January 28


Contact Us

For more information about the CEQ and its projects, to request previous annual reports or meeting minutes, or to suggest a community issue for consideration by the CEQ, email Steven Morsberger, CEQ Chair, at

Contact the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability for specific inquiries regarding environmental issues in Baltimore County.

Revised November 16, 2015

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