As productive and supportive democratic citizens of Calvert County, it helps to be aware of what choices our leaders are making for our community. Attending/reviewing Commissioners meetings are ways of observing our leaders and staying "in the know" of the most recent happenings in our county.
CALVERT COUNTY MISSION STATEMENT
Calvert County Government will:
- Be responsible and accountable to all citizens of Calvert County;
- Provide high quality, effective, and efficient services;
- Preserve Calvert County’s environment, heritage, and rural character;
- Foster opportunities for responsible and sustainable residential growth and economic development; and
- Support Calvert County’s essential institutions and keep them strong.
Elected by Voters to 4-year terms (Terms expire 2026):
Earl F. (Buddy) Hance (R), President (chosen by Board in Dec., 1-year term), At Large
Michael R. Hart (R), Vice-President (chosen by Board in Dec., 1-year term), Dist. 1
Mark C. Cox, Sr. (R), Dist. 2
Catherine M. Grasso (R), Dist. 3
Todd Ireland (R), At Large
Meetings: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m.
An agenda for the weekly meeting is published the Thursday prior to the Tuesday meeting. Please click agenda link for meeting agenda.
The weekly Board of County Commissioners meetings can be viewed live in the Meetings on Demand section of the online Media Center. Here you can also find an archive of meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and video recordings of past meetings. Please click Meetings on Demand for link.
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DUTIES OF THE OFFICE/COMMISSIONER POWERS
The powers of the County Commissioners are varied and many. As outlined in Article 25 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the County Commissioners of each county in the state are declared to be a corporation.
They shall have full power to:
Appoint county officers, supervisors, and agents
Assess, levy and collect taxes; provide for printing and publishing the audit of accounts; protect county credit
Be involved with health and nuisances as it deals with conditions detrimental to health; establish a County Board of Health
Be trustees of the poor
Enact laws for historic/landmark zoning and preservation/land development
Enact laws for protection and promotion of public safety and health (including roads, waste disposal, soil erosion, zoning, planning and building ordinances)
Enter into agreements, ordinances or resolutions
Establish and appoint members to the Board of Appeals
Grant franchises under existing laws
Guarantee loans to volunteer fire departments
Have control over property owned by the county (including roads and bridges) and provide for the protection of this property
Make use of federal and state financial assistance for economic development projects;
Participate in federally assisted projects (i.e. watershed, flood prevention, drainage improvement projects) by accepting grants and borrowing money
Provide for competitive bidding for county work (including making and awarding contracts for services, supplies and equipment)
Provide for development and administration of recreation
Provide for/maintain county institutions (i.e. court house, jail)
Rearrange and/or create election districts and precincts
Record and index county records
Regulate conditions for livestock (dogs, cows, etc.) running at large.
Calvert County Courthouse, 175 Main St., Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
(410) 535-1600, ext. 2214; (301) 855-1243, ext. 2214
fax: (410) 535-5594; tdd: (410) 535-6355