Boards and Commissions



  • Members of each Board and Commission are appointed by the Town Commissioners according to criteria listed on each Board’s page. Board members serve as volunteers, without compensation (unless the Commissioners resolve otherwise). The meetings of all boards are open to the public (unless conditions of Maryland Code, Article, § 10-508(a), are met).
  • All meetings are held at the Boy Scout Cabin at 407 St. Mary's Square, unless notice is given of an alternative venue. Current board members, information, and meeting minutes for each of the boards are posted on their individual webpages:
  • Duties, responsibilities and requirements for board members are set forth in Chapter 98 of the Town Code

Chapter 98-1 spells out General Conditions that apply to all Boards. The General Conditions of each of the Boards are listed as they appear in the Town Code. Following the language from the Town Code, we have listed information pertinent to the Board, meeting dates and times as well as an idea of the time commitment involved in the position and some topics the Board has been working on, or may be taking up in the near future. The Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Historic District Commission, Ethics Commission, and the Tourism Board have all adopted Rules of Procedure which will also be made available to any applicant. The Housing Commission, appointed by the Commissioners meets at the direction of the Housing Commission Executive Director. Interested applicants can be given a copy of Chapter 98-1, as well as the Chapter for the Board relevant to their interest, and a copy of any Rules of Procedure that have been adopted.