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Boards and Commissions

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and the Baltimore County Council encourage citizens that live or work in Baltimore County to become active and serve on various County boards and commissions. There are 35 boards and commissions that study a variety of topics. Qualified and interested volunteers should be willing to contribute their time and attend regular meetings for the purpose of making recommendations to County government that will enhance the quality of life in our county. 

If you are interested in serving on a County Board or Commission, please submit a resume and completed Baltimore County Request for Appointment Consideration (PDF) form to boardsandcommissions@baltimorecountymd.gov or to the Baltimore County Executive's Appointment Office at the address provided on the form.

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Adult Public Guardianship Review Board

The Adult Public Guardianship Review Board evaluates the health status and welfare of Baltimore County residents whose guardianship is held by a public agency and makes advisory recommendations to the Court regarding a guardianship.

Contact Information

Department of Social Services
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Contact: Darleen Marzola-Aus
Phone: 410-887-2773

Advisory Arbitration Panel

The Advisory Arbitration Panel meets, as needed, to make recommendations to the County Executive to resolve certain disputes which may arise in negotiations between the administration and employee organizations.

Contact Information

Office of Human Resources
308 Allegheny Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Director: George Gay
Phone: 410-887-3139

Aging, Commission on

The  Commission on Aging advises the Department of Aging on policy issues and provides a liaison between groups working on behalf of Baltimore County senior citizens.

Contact Information

Department of Aging
611 Central Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Director:  Joanne Williams
Phone: 410-887-2109


Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board

The Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board acts in an advisory capacity to county and state government on matters involving the protection of agricultural land, agricultural uses and promotion of agricultural industry. It also cooperates with other agencies such as Extension Service and Soil Conservation District in carrying out its responsibilities.

Contact Information

Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS)
County Office Building,
Room 319
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Contact: Wally Lippincott
Phone: 410-887-3854


Animal Hearing Board

The function of the Animal Hearing Board is to hear and decide all contested civil cases and cases referred by the Animal Control Division concerning the enforcement of Article 12 of the County Code.

Contact Information

Department of Health
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Contact: Kathy Wynn
Phone: 410-887-2702

Architectural Review Board

The Board of Architectural Review, comprised of licensed architects residing in or operating their primary business in Baltimore County, reviews drawings and specifications for all new County buildings.

Contact Information

Office of Budget and Finance
Property Management Division

12200 Long Green Pike
Glen Arm, Maryland 21057

Contact: George Klunk
Phone: 410-887-3861

Arts and Sciences Commission 

The Commission on Arts and Sciences acts in an advisory capacity to county government to promote and support performing and visual arts and sciences in the County.  The Commission makes recommendations to the County Executive regarding financial support to artists, arts institutions and community organizations sponsoring arts activities that serve Baltimore County citizens. 

Contact Information

Office of Communications
Historic Courthouse
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Director of Arts and Sciences
Fronda Cohen
Phone: 410-887-8032

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Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeals hears and decides a variety of appeals, as provided by statute, arising from zoning decisions, disability retirement cases, building permits, code violations, Animal Hearing Board and other matters.

Contact Information

Board of Appeals
Jefferson Building, Suite 203
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Contact: Krysundra L. Cannington
Phone: 410-887-3180

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Child Protection Panel

The Child Protection Panel is responsible for assisting the State Citizen's Review Board for Children and the State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect in evaluating the extent to which State and local agencies are effectively discharging their child protection responsibilities.

Contact Information

Department of Social Services
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Contact: Darleen Marzola-Aus
Phone: 410-887-2773

Commission on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

The Baltimore County Advisory Commission on Environmental Quality (CEQ) educates the community on making environmentally sustainable decisions and enlightening, advising, and initiating dialogue with County officials. The CEQ facilitates communication between the County government and its residents on environmental needs, programs and legislation.

Contact Information

Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (EPS)
County Office Building,
Room 319
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Director: Vincent J. Gardina
Phone: 410-887-3733

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Design Review Panel

The Design Review Panel acts in a consulting and advisory capacity to the agencies in the interagency process for reviewing development plans under Section 32-4-203 in certain designated areas of the county. The panel is charged with applying the guidelines, plans and architectural principles in order to encourage design excellence.

Contact Information

Department of Planning
Jefferson Building, Suite 201
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Contact: Lynn Lanham
Phone: 410-887-3480

Disabilities, Commission on

The Commission on Disabilities serves as an advisory, referral and coordinating agency for the delivery of services to citizens with disabilities residing in Baltimore County.

Contact Information

Department of Planning
Jefferson Building, Suite 201
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Contact: Hal Franklin
Phone: 410-887-3580

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council

The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council is charged to develop strategies and priorities that aim to meet the substance abuse prevention and treatment needs of the County, while expanding, strengthening and sustaining an integrated prevention, intervention, and treatment system that will result in reductions in the incidence and consequence of substance abuse and related problems in Baltimore County.

Contact Information

Department of Heath
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Contact: Kathy Wynn
Phone: 410-887-2702

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Education, Board of

The Board of Education of Baltimore County is authorized by law to determine the educational policies of the county and the rules and regulations for the conduct and management of the schools.

Contact Information

Visit the Board of Education website.

Electrical Administrative Board

The Electrical Administrative Board oversees and enforces the licensing of electricians and electrical business in the County.

Contact Information

Permits, Approvals and Inspections
County Office Building,
Room G21
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland21204

Director:  Arnold Jablon
Phone: 410-887-3960

Ethics Commission

The Ethics Commission is charged with the responsibility of collecting and reviewing financial disclosure forms submitted by county officials and assuring that standards of conduct as provided by the Ethics Laws of Baltimore County are abided by.

Contact Information

Office of Law
Historic Courthouse
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

County Attorney:  Michael E. Field
Phone: 410-887-4420

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Health, Board of

The Board of Health establishes policies pertaining to health services within the County, including the system of public health clinics. The Board investigates and studies the causes of disease, epidemics and nuisances affecting public health and the prevention of contagious diseases.

Contact Information

Department of Health
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Contact: Kathy Wynn
Phone: 410-887-2702

Human Relations Commission

The Human Relations Commission is responsible for approaching the problem of interagency relations in a broad and comprehensive manner in the areas of employment, housing, education, public accommodations and in any other field where intergroup relations are in question.

Contact Information

Office of Human Relations
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, Suite 1013
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Contact: Kathy Wynn
Phone: 410-887-2702

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Landmarks Preservation Commission

The Landmarks Preservation Commission provides for the protection, enhancement and perpetuation of those structures and districts in the County of historical architectural, archeological or cultural merit.

Contact Information

Department of Planning
Jefferson Building, Suite 101
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Contact: Vicki Nevy
Phone: 410-887-3495

Library Board 

The Board of Library Trustees operates the library, determines policy, and adopts rules, regulations and bylaws for the use of the library and conduct of its business.

Contact Information

Visit the Baltimore County Library website.

Liquor Board

The Board of Liquor License Commissioners issues the alcoholic beverages licenses provided for by State law in Baltimore County and inspections relating to liquor licenses.

Contact Information

Board of Liquor License Commissioners
County Office Building,
Room G-14
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Contact:  Mike Mohler
Phone: 410-887-3191

Local Management Board

The Local Management Board maximizes the efficient and effective delivery of government and private resources to families and children so that they may lead self-sufficient, healthy and safe lives.

Contact Information

Health Department
Drumcastle Center
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Contact:  Don Schlimm
Phone: 410-887-8727

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Mental Health Advisory Council

The Mental Health Advisory Council serves as an advocate for a comprehensive mental health system for persons of all ages. The Council also serves as an advisory group to the Baltimore County Bureau of Behavioral Health, which serves as the Core Services Agency for the County.

Contact Information

Department of Heath
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Contact: Kathy Wynn
Phone: 410-887-2702

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Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee acts in an advisory capacity to the County Executive and County Council. The committee is charged with several duties and responsibilities for advancing pedestrian and bicycle improvements in Baltimore County.

Contact Information

Department of Planning
Jefferson Building, Suite 101
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Contact: Kathy Schlabach
Phone: 410-887-3511

Personnel and Salary Advisory Board

The Personnel and Salary Advisory Board is in place to advise and consult, as appropriate, with the County Executive, the County Administrative Officer, the Director of Human Resources, and other County officials and employees on matters concerning the administration of the County Career Service, the Charter, the Personnel Act, and the Personnel Rules and Regulations.

Contact Information

Office of Human Resources
308 Allegheny Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Director: George Gay
Phone: 410-887-3139

Planning Board

The Planning Board recommends the content of the Capital Program and Budget. The Board's other advisory responsibilities established in the County Code or by Executive Order include making recommendations on the Master Plan and other area plans, the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process, amendments to zoning and development regulations, annual review of amendments to the Master Water and Sewerage Plan and Basic Services Maps, and developments that conflict with the master plan or involve historic landmarks.

Contact Information

Department of Planning
Jefferson Building, Suite 101
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Director:  Andrea Van Arsdale
Phone: 410-887-3211

Plumbing and Gasfitting Board

The Plumbing and Gasfitting Board sets and enforces the rules and regulations, subject to County Council approval, required to enforce plumbing, gasfitting and related licensing, and the Plumbing and Gas Fitting Code.

Contact Information

Permits, Approvals and Inspections
County Office Building,
Suite 105
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Director:  Arnold Jablon
Phone: 410-887-3353

Professional Services Selection Committee

The Professional Services Selection Committee selects consultants for the purpose of providing professional engineering, architectural and landscape architectural services on Baltimore County projects supported in whole or in part by public funds.

Contact Information

Department of Public Works
County Office Building,
Suite 307
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Director:  Edward Adams Jr.
Phone: 410-887-3788

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Recreation and Parks, Board of

The Board of Recreation and Parks provides overall guidance and direction in the formulation of plans and policy for public recreation, acquisition of park land and open spaces and is responsible for the organization of recreation councils.

Contact Information

Department of Recreation and Parks
9831 Van Buren Lane
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Director: Barry Williams
Phone: 410-887-3871

Revenue Authority

The Baltimore County Revenue Authority provides public parking services, operates municipal golf courses and sports complexes in the County.

Contact Information

Visit the Revenue Authority website.

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Social Services Board

The function of the Board of Social Services is to support and guide the Department of Social Services in its mission of promoting individual well-being, stronger families and communities, protecting vulnerable children and adults from abuse and neglect, and providing the tools to help people achieve economic independence to our county population.

Contact Information

Department of Social Services
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Contact: Kathy Wynn
Phone: 410-887-2702


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Tourism Advisory Council

The Tourism and Promotion Advisory Council acts in an advisory capacity to the County Office of Tourism on matters related to the tourism industry and promotional events.

Contact Information

Office of Tourism
Historic Courthouse
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Director of Tourism:
Marjorie Hampson
Phone: 410-887-2460

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Women's Commission

Commission for Women acts in an advisory capacity to county government on matters involving the needs of women and on matters relating to discrimination and prejudice on the basis of sex, and makes recommendations it deems necessary to promote and ensure equal rights and opportunities for all women.

Contact Information

Executive Office
Historic Courthouse
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Contact: Nancy Surosky
Phone: 410-887-2659

Workforce Development Council

The Workforce Development Council's primary responsibility is to provide policy guidance and oversight of the local workforce development system.

Contact Information

Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Historic Courthouse
400 Washington Avenue
Towson, Maryland  21204

Director:  Will Anderson
Phone: 410-887-8000

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 Revised May 19, 2014
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