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General Boards
The Adult Public Guardianship Review Board
Description: The Adult Public Guardianship Review Board reviews, at least every six months, each guardianship that a public agency holds and recommends that the guardianship be continued, modified or terminated.
Meeting Information: The eleven member board meets twice a year in July and January at the Heritage Office Complex , 2666 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD. 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 897-3956
Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board
Description: The Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board advises the County Executive and the County Council on the establishment of agricultural districts and the purchase of easements.
Meeting Information: The five member board meets at least four times a year. The meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Department of Recreation and Parks, 1 Harry S. Truman Parkway Icon: PDF, Annapolis, MD. 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-7317 Ex. 3553
Amusement License Commission
Description: The Amusement License Commission advises the Director of Inspections and Permits on matters related to commercial bingo operations and the proposal of ordinances and the adoption of regulations to implement the provisions of Article 11, Title 2 of the Anne Arundel County Code.
Meeting Information: The seven member commission meets as needed at the Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD. 21401.
Animal Control Commission
Description: The Animal Control Commission hears complaints or appeals from the execution of the provisions of the animal control and dog licensing laws of Anne Arundel County. They also hear appeal cases for orders against potentially dangerous animals.
Meeting Information: The seven member commission meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the Animal Control Facility Icon: PDF, 411 Maxwell Frye Road, Millersville, MD 21108.
Contact Information: (410) 222-8925
Animal Welfare Council 
Description: The Animal Welfare Council, created by Executive Order Number 35, is committed to the goal of promoting the sensitive and humane treatment of domestic animals and wildlife in Anne Arundel County
Meeting Information: The Council meets at the call of the Chair.
Contact Number: Robin Catlett (410) 222-8920
Anne Arundel County Workforce Development Board of Directors
Description: The Anne Arundel County Workforce Development Corporation develops and executes job training plans consistent with federal, state and local laws.
Meeting Information: The seven member board meets in January, March, May, July, September and November at the Anne Arundel County Workforce Development Center, 401 Headquarters Drive, Suite 205, Millersville, MD 21108.
Contact Information: (410) 987-3890
Area Agency Advisory Council on Aging
Description:The Area Agency Advisory Council on Aging advises the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities on matters relating to social, economic, environmental and special needs of older Americans.
Meeting Information:The fifteen member board meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2664 Riva Road, Suite 170, Annapolis, MD. 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-4464
Senior Center Boards
The Senior Center Advisory Boards advise the staffs of the senior centers and the Department of Aging concerning center programs, evaluation of needs, assessment of resources, problem identification, and development of goals and objectives. The boards act as liaisons to the community and make recommendations regarding center policies. Please contact the individual senior center for meeting information.
Arts Council of Anne Arundel County
Description: The Cultural Arts Council creates a financial support system through a partnership of public and private interests to benefit cultural arts in Anne Arundel County.
 Meeting Information: The twenty-three member Board of Trustees meets on the 1st Tuesday of every other month except August and December at the Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD. 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-7949
Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. Board of Directors
Description: The Arundel Community Development Services (ACDS) is a private, nonprofit organization that was created in 1993 to address housing and community development needs in Anne Arundel County. ACDS is under contract with the County to plan, administer, and implement the federally funded CDBG, HOME, ESG, HOPWA and Continuum of Care programs, State housing rehabilitation and homeownership programs and other County funded housing and community development programs, all of which benefit low and moderate income residents.
Meeting Information: The eleven member board meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage Office Complex, 2666 Riva Road, 2nd floor Rosenwald Room, Annapolis, MD. 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-7600
Commission for Women
Description: The Anne Arundel County Commission for Women provides leadership to enhance the quality of life of Anne Arundel County Women through development and implementation of legislation, policies and programs.
Meeting Information: The sixteen member commission meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Arundel Center.
Contact Information: (410) 222-1260
Commission on Excellence 
Description: The Commission on Excellence is comprised of 47 community volunteer members including 6 team leaders. Questions regarding the commission should be directed to Chief Administrative Officer, Karen Cook at (410) 222-1821. 
Commission on Disability Issues
Description: The Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues promotes and enhances the quality of life for people with disabilities by advising the County Executive and the County Council on the coordination and development of government policies, programs, services, and allocation of resources for people with disabilities and by proposing the means whereby the needs of citizens with disabilities can be met.
Meeting Information: The twenty-eight member commission meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Independence Conference Room, Room 170,Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Contact Information: Jill Bezek at agbeze83@aacounty.org TTY users should please call via Maryland Relay at 7-1-1.
Ethics Commission
Description: The Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission administers the Anne Arundel County Public Ethics Law. The commission prescribes and provides disclosure forms required by the County Public Ethic Law, reviews the statements filed, and notifies persons filing those statements of omissions or deficiencies. The commission investigates allegations of ethics violations and hears and decides complaints. The commission also issues advisory opinions concerning the application of the law to the conduct of county employees. The commission provides ethics training and publishes explanatory information concerning the provisions of the Public Ethics Law, the duties imposed by it and the means for enforcing it.
Meeting Information:The seven member commission usually meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 160, Annapolis, MD 21401 and publishes meeting notices in the Capital.
Contact Information: (410) 222-4412
Glen Burnie Town Center Advisory Committee
Description: The Glen Burnie Town Center Advisory Committee (also known as the Advisory Committee for the Glen Burnie Urban Renewal Area) plays an advisory role in the implementation of the Glen Burnie Urban Renewal Plan. It also serves as an architectural review committee; reviews applications and plans for building permits and zoning certificates of use in commercial revitalization areas for compliance with the Glen Burnie Urban Renewal Plan; and makes recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Officer. Final authority rests with the County.
Meeting Information: The thirteen member committee meets on an "as needed" basis at the Arundel Center North, 101 Crain Highway N., Glen Burnie, MD. 21061.
Contact Information: (410) 222-7792
HIV/AIDS Commission
Description: The Anne Arundel County Commission on HIV/AIDS promotes and enhances the quality of life for persons living with HIV/AIDS by advising the County Executive and the County Council on the coordination and development of government policies, programs, services, and allocation of resources for education and prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and community support for persons with HIV/AIDS.
Meeting Information: The nineteen-member commission meets regularly every six to eight weeks on a Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Health Officer’s Conference room, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-4113
Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County
Description: The Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County (formerly the Housing Authority of Anne Arundel County) administers the Housing program for the County. The Commission offers housing assistance through a variety of programs to income eligible individuals and families with children.
Meeting Information: The seven member commission meets the 3rd Thursday of every other month at 8:30 a.m. at 7477 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Suite 302, Glen Burnie, MD 21060.
Contact Information: (410) 222-6200
Human Relations Commission of Anne Arundel County
Description: The Human Relations Commission advances intergroup understanding and promotes elimination of practices of discrimination in both the public and private sector.
Meeting Information:The fourteen member commission meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Arundel Center Icon: PDF, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD. 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-1220
Laurel Race Course Impact Fund Advisory Committee
Description: Established by Executive Order, the Laurel Race Course Impact Fund Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the County Executive concerning disposition of grant funds received by Anne Arundel County from the State of Maryland Special Fund.
Meeting Information: The Committee meets in Laurel at the call of the Chair.
Contact Information: (410) 222-1242
Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families (formerly the Local Management Board)
Description: TheAnne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families works to provide leadership that creates opportunities for all children and their families in Anne Arundel County to achieve their full potential. Created in 1993, the Board is charged with the task of implementing a local, interagency, community based human service delivery system for children, youth and families. The Board works with citizens, public agencies, private organizations, and community groups to expand existing resources and develop new and innovative services.
Meeting Information: The board meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 8:30 a.m. at 1 Harry Truman Parkway Suite Icon: PDF 103 Annapolis, MD 21401 .The meetings are open to the public.
Contact Information: (410) 222-7423
License Commissioners, Board of
Description: The Board of License Commissioners regulates the retail sale of alcoholic beverages within Anne Arundel County .The Board, consisting of a Chairman, two commissioners and an attorney oversees the enforcement of liquor laws as set forth in Article 2B, Annotated Code of Maryland, establishes the Anne Arundel County liquor rules and regulations, as set forth in "Rules and Regulations of the Board of License Commissioners for Anne Arundel County," and approves/disapproves liquor license applications and imposes sanctions and fines for infractions of the Rules and Regulations, and/or Article 2B, Annotated Code of Maryland.
Meeting Information: The Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Arundel Center, County Council Chambers, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis Maryland
Local Workforce Investment Board
Description: The Anne Arundel County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), which was established as part of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, sets priorities for, and exercises oversight over, workforce development activities funded under WIA. The Workforce Investment Board also focuses on local programs and services that address the increasing countywide demand for an appropriately trained and prepared workforce. The Workforce Investment Board is composed of local businesspersons, who are appointed by the County Executive, and representatives from various partner agencies whose mission includes workforce development activities and services.
Meeting Information: The twenty member Board meets quarterly at the Sales and Service Training Center, Arundel Mills Mall, 7000 Arundel Mills Center, Hanover, MD 21076.
Contact Information: (410) 987-3890
Londontown Foundation Inc., Board of Trustees
Description:TheLondon Town Foundation Inc.Board of Trustees oversees policy with reference to use and development planning of the Historic London Town and Gardens. The Board also advises on the operation of the facility.
Meeting Information: The sixteen member board meets the 2nd Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and December (annual meeting) in the Glass Pavilion at London Town, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. with a light dinner with the meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Contact Information: (410) 222-1919
Maritime Industry Advisory Board
Description: The Board represents the interests of the County's maritime industry and offers guidance and provides assistance to County officials in matters concerning the commercial and recreational maritime industries in the County.
Meeting Information: The 11 member board meets when necessary, at least four times a year, at Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. on Riva Road
Contact Information: Chairman Ed Hartman (410) 266-3232 or Wesley MacQuillan at AAEDC (410) 222-7410
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Board of Directors
Description: TheMaryland Hall for the Creative Arts serves the Anne Arundel County community by providing a broad range of creative experiences through quality arts education and culturally diverse programs in the performing and visual arts.
Meeting Information: The thirty five member board meets at 4:00 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of every other month from September until May. All meetings take place at Maryland Hall, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD. 21401.
The seven member Executive Committee meets at the same date, time and location every other month that the Board is not meeting between September and May. The full Board meets for a final meeting of the fiscal year in June. There are no meetings in the months of July and August.
Contact Information: (410) 263-5544
Mental Health Agency Board of Directors
Description: The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency (Core Service Agency) is responsible for planning, managing, and monitoring public mental health services in Anne Arundel County.
Meeting Information:The sixteen member board generally meets the last Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at 1 Harry S. Truman Parkway Icon: PDF, Annapolis, MD. 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-7858
Minority Business Enterprise Committee
Description: The Minority Business Enterprise Committee of Anne Arundel County was established as an ad hoc committee to oversee the implementation and operation of the Minority Business Enterprise program.
Meeting Information:The Committee meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2660 Riva Road, Patuxent Room, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-7620
Odenton Town Plan Oversight Committee
Description: The Odenton Town Center Plan Oversight Committee advocates for the goals and objectives of the Odenton Town Center Plan by working with property owners, developers, business owners and county, state, and federal officials on development and infrastructure investments in the Growth Management Area.
Meeting Information: The nine member committee meets at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month. All meetings are held at the Western District Police Station, 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton, MD 21113.
Contact Information: (410) 222-7453
Pension Oversight Commission: 
Description: The Pension Oversight Commission reviews any proposed ordinance or resolution pertaining to a County retirement plan and reports its findings and recommendations to the County Executive and County Council.
Meeting Information:The nine member commission meets on an as needed basis at the Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2660 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD. 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-4407
Personnel Board
Description: The Anne Arundel County Personnel Board hears and decides finally for the County, appeals from and actions pertaining to the allocation or reallocation of positions, appeals from any disciplinary action suspending, reducing in rank or pay, or removing any officer or employee in the classified service, and any other action designated by law or collective bargaining agreement to be subject to grievance procedures. The Board also hears and decides finally for the County appeals from any action pertaining to the methods of examination, certification, or preparation of eligibility lists for appointment or promotion. It advises and consults, as appropriate, with County officials on matters concerning the administration of the County classified service and reports to the County Executive and County Council upon the operation of the merit system. The Board also reviews and comments on any proposed personnel rule or regulation pertaining to methods of holding competitive examinations, the general character of examinations for original appointment and promotion, transfer of employees within the classified service and the procedures for determining the eligibility of applicants to participate in examinations prior to adoption. The Personnel Board also reviews the pay levels in the Executive Pay Plan and reports its findings and recommendations regarding pay levels to the County Executive and County Council during the third year of a County Executive's term of office.
Meeting Information:The five member board meets on an as needed basis at the Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2660 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-7595
Planning Advisory Board
Description: The PAB makes advisory recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Officer and the County Council relating to the Master Plan, the zoning maps, and rules and regulations relating to zoning. At such time as the Chief Administrative Officer shall fix, the Planning Advisory Board considers an itemized list of capital projects, or capital improvement programs, which various agencies of the County Government propose to undertake in the ensuing fiscal year and the next succeeding five fiscal years. After consideration by the PAB, the Planning and Zoning Officer transmits to the Budget Officer, with  recommendations, a list of projects recommended by the PAB Board to be undertaken in the periods aforesaid and the estimates of the cost thereof. The County Executive, by discretion, or the County Council, by resolution, may provide for references to the Board, for review and recommendations, of any matter related to the Board's functions and duties.
Meeting Information: The seven member board meets at 8:30 a.m. each Friday in January and February and on an as needed basis the remainder of the year at the Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Contact Information:  (410) 222-7432
Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board
Description: The Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board is the second step in the appeal process of property tax assessments. A citizen first appeals his property tax assessment to the Maryland Department of Assessments, then to the Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board and finally to Tax Court.
Meeting Information:The three member board (with 2 alternates) meets "as needed" at the Arundel Center Icon: PDF, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis MD. 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 974-2374
Recreation & Parks Advisory Board
Description: The Recreation Advisory Board makes advisory recommendations to the Director of Recreation and Parks relating to recreation programs, services and facilities for all age groups, cooperative programs with private organizations and schools, and rules for the preservation of order and fairness in connection there with.
Meeting Information:The seven member board meets quarterly in the large conference room at 1 Harry S. Truman Parkway Icon: PDF, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-7867
Retirement and Pension System Board of Trustees
Description: The Anne Arundel County Retirement and Pension System Board of Trustees is responsible for the management and proper operation of the retirement and pension system. The Board has the power to do all that it considers necessary and to exercise any and all powers under Article 5 of the Anne Arundel Code with respect to the management of the system.
Meeting Information:The eleven member board generally meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at noon at the County Training Center, Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2660 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-1222
Severn River Commission
Description: TheSevern River Commission provides counsel and advice to Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis and The State of Maryland, concerning matters related to the Severn River and its watershed.
Meeting Information:The nine member commission meets the 1st Thursday of each month (except on holidays) at 4:00 p.m. at the Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2664 Riva Road, 4th floor Severn Room, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-4240 Ex. 3322
Social Services Board of Directors
Description: The Social Services Board of Directors advises the Department of Social Services, reviews the annual reports and reviews and makes recommendations regarding the annual estimates of funds for social services and public assistance purposes with respect to unmet needs in the county.
Meeting Information:The nine member board meets on the third Tuesday of the month beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2666 Riva Rd, third Floor..
Contact Information: (410) 269-4608
Soil Conservation District
Description: The governing body of the Soil Conservation District shall be interested in and knowledgeable in conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources. Consideration shall be given to representation from farming, forestry, wildlife, and urban interests.
Meeting Information: The five member board meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Wayson Conference Room at the Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 571-6757
Spending Affordability Committee
Description: The Spending Affordability Committee makes advisory recommendations to the Office of Budget, the County Executive, and the County Council relating to spending affordability, including County spending levels, to reflect the ability of the taxpayer to finance County services and long-term debt. The recommendations are to be presented in a report not less than 150 days before the end of each fiscal year and copies of the report shall be made available for public inspection. The seven member board meets on a bi-weekly basis from September through January of each year.
Meeting Information: Meetings are held late October through the end of January at 6:00 p.m. in the Budget Office's Conference room, Room 410, the Arundel Center Icon: PDF, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD. 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-1222
Stormwater Fee Advisory Committee
The committee is tasked to study the state mandated stormwater fee and how it is assessed to property owners.  The committee will also review the required programs and capital projects designed to enhance the county’s ability to reduce the amount of pollutants associated with stormwater runoff in the Chesapeake Bay and local waterways.
Meetings are planned quarterly at the Department of Public Works. Contact (410) 222-7520
Tipton Airport Authority
Description: The Tipton Airport Authority is to acquire, construct, improve, equip, furnish, maintain and operate Tipton Airport.
Meeting Information:The nine member authority meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. at theTerminal Building, 7515 General Aviation Drive, Fort Meade MD 20755.
Contact Information: (410) 222-6815
Transportation Commission
Description: It is the Mission of the Transportation Commission of Anne Arundel County to study the planning, design, delivery and operation of transportation services and facilities in the County; to value the cost-effective, safe, and efficient movement of people and goods in a manner that protects and enhances natural environments and quality of life; to promote the County’s regional competitiveness in transportation; and to provide near- and long-term recommendations to the County Executive regarding the County’s current transportation program and future transportation planning and programs. 
Meeting Information: Contact the Office of Planning and Zoning for meeting information at  (410) 222-7440.
Contact Information: (410) 222-7440
Veterans Affairs Commission
Description: The Veterans Affairs Commission serves as a forum for all Anne Arundel County veterans of military service.
Meeting Information: The 13 member Commission meets at 6:30 pm the last Thursday of the month at the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.  The public is invited.
Contact Information: (410) 222-1260
Video Lottery Facility Local Development Council
Description: The Local Development Council serves as an advisory council to the county as it develops a multi year plan for the expenditure of local impact grant funds as per State Government Article 9-1a-31 of the State Code.
Meeting Information: Held as needed through the Summer. More frequent meetings scheduled Fall/Winter.
Contact Information: (410) 222-1090
Trade Boards 
Board of Electrical Examiners
Description: The Board of Electrical Examiners hears complaints with reference to violations of Title 11, Article 4, of the Anne Arundel County Code and advises the Director of Inspection and Permits of its findings and recommendations. The Commission advises the County Council on the adoption of rules and regulations designed to govern the conduct of the trade of master electrician and the placement, installation and operation of electrical conductors, appliances, apparatus, or construction in, on, and about buildings and structures. It advises the Director of Inspections and Permits on the issuance of electrician's licenses, and, in connection with this function, ascertains by appropriate written examination the qualifications and capabilities of persons who are or desire to be engaged in the electrical trade.
Meeting Information: The six member board meets at 9:00 a.m., the 1st Monday of the month in the first floor conference room at the Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-7715
Environmental Systems Examiners
Description: The Board of Environmental Systems Examiners hears complaints with reference to alleged violations of Article 11, Title 4, and advises the Director of Inspections and Permits of its findings. The Board advises the County Council on the adoption of rules and regulations designed to govern the business methods and conduct of licensees. It advises the Director of Inspections and Permits on the issuance of licenses required by this Title and, in connection with this function, ascertains by appropriate written examination the qualifications and capabilities of all persons who apply for licenses required by Title 4.
Meeting Information: The seven member board meets on an as needed basis at the Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-7788
Plumbing Commission
Description: The Plumbing Commission hears complaints with reference to violations of Article 1, Title 4, of the Anne Arundel County Code and any matter determined by the Director of Inspections and Permits to be relevant to the plumbing industry and advises the Director of its findings and recommendations. The Commission advises the County Council on the adoption of rules and regulations designed to govern the conduct of the plumbers, utility contractors, disposal system contractors, and scavengers. It advises the Director of Inspections and Permits on the issuance of utility contractors', disposal contractors', and scavengers' licenses, and, in connection with this function, ascertains by written and oral examination the qualifications and capabilities of persons who are or desire to be engaged in those trades. The Commission advises and assists the Director of Inspections and Permits in the adoption of rules and regulations, approval of materials, and interpretations of Title 4, and makes recommendations for revisions of this title.
Meeting Information:The eight member commission meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Heritage Office Complex Icon: PDF, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Contact Information: (410) 222-7788
 
 


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