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Water Access Commission

The Water Access Commission provides advice to the County on how to increase public access to local waterways.


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About the Commission

The Water Access Commission is made up of citizens committed to increasing public access to local waterways for fishing, swimming, boating, viewing and other activities. The Commission meets quarterly and includes representatives of County government.

NOTE: The Water Access Commission is a county-sanctioned official body not to be confused with the private Water Access Committee that predated it.  

Water Access Commission Members

Appointed by County Executive (one for each Councilmanic District)

District 1: Lisa Arrasmith, sea kayaker
District 2: Skip Zinck, trailered boat owner
District 3: George F. Johnson, IV  Retired MD NRP Superintendent
District 4: Chip Walsh, kayaker
District 5: Paul Spadaro, President Magothy River Association
District 6: Bob Whitcomb, WAC, dredging expert
District 7: Mike Lofton, Chair

At Large: Appointed by Commission Chair

Fred Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper
Denise Parisi, Sea Kayaker
Baran Kilical, EastKB kiteboarder
Terri Lehman, Sea kayaker, charter boat angler
Maureen Pritchard, BABA
Larry Velten, trailered boar owner
Bruce Kellman, Kayak fisherman
Brian Kelm, PE

Ex Officio:

Carol Benson, Visit Annapolis
William Krampf, Deputy Chief of Police
Chris Carroll, Department of Recreation and Parks
Erik Michelsen, Department of Public Works

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