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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.

Actions of the CEQ

The CEQ's actions are twofold:

  • Provides insights to County Officials as environmental questions arise
  • Selects environmental issues to evaluate and works with County officials to develop:
    • Environmentally sound
    • Economically practical
    • Sustainable results
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About the Board

The CEQ first convened in November 2004 and has met regularly since then. Formed by legislation in October 2003, the CEQ Board is comprised of 15 representatives.

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 and open in a new window.


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

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 Lois Jacobs, CEQ Chair, at

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

Revised August 29, 2019         


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