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.
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.
Meetings are held monthly in the County Office Building at 111 W. Chesapeake Ave, Towson, Md. 21204, Room 319, at 7 to 8:30 p.m. Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:
- September 24, 2014
- October 22, 2014
- November 19, 2014
- December 17, 2014
Past Meeting Minutes
Minutes from previous meetings are provided below.
March 3, 2014 minutes (PDF)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For specific inquiries regarding environmental issues in Baltimore County, you should contact the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability.
Revised August 7, 2014