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County Council Information

  • Locations
    Annapolis Office, Arundel Center , 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, Maryland (410) 222-1401
     
    Map for the Arundel Center
     

    Glen Burnie Office, Arundel Center North,  101 N. Crain Highway, Glen Burnie, Maryland (410) 222-6890

    Arundel Center North

  • Main Office Hours of Operation

    The Main Office is staffed 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, except Holidays. Please call 410-222-1401 with any questions.

  • How to Contact Your Councilmember

    Mailing Address:
     

    The Honorable ______________
    Councilmember, District ______
    Anne Arundel County Council
    P.O. Box 2700
    Annapolis, Maryland 21404

    Email Addresses:
     

    District 1 - Sarah F. Lacey
    District 2 - Allison M. Pickard
    District 3 - Nathan Volke
    District 4 - Andrew Pruski
    District 5 - Amanda Fiedler 
    District 6 - Lisa D.B. Rodvien
    District 7 - Jessica Haire

    Fax Numbers:
     

    Annapolis: (410) 222-1755
    Glen Burnie: (410) 222-6774

    (One copy, please! Office will duplicate and distribute as required.)


    PLEASE NOTE
    It is essential that a hard copy of all communication between any Councilmember via Internet, telephone or County e-mail, other than personal or confidential, also be forwarded to the Administrative Officer in order to maintain calendars, prevent conflicts in scheduling, etc.

  • Legislative Sessions

    The Anne Arundel County Council legislative sessions are held at the Arundel Center - the County government's administrative headquarters building - at the county seat: Annapolis. Legislative sessions are held on the first and third Mondays of each month, except August,  November of a councilmanic election year, and if a scheduled Monday meeting falls on a holiday (in which case the meeting is normally re-scheduled for the next working day). The Council may schedule a legislative session in August if necessary.  All meetings are open to the public.

    When: First and third Mondays at 7:00 p.m. During the month of May, each day is a legislative session. The chairman may decide that additional public hearings on complex legislative matters may be held at other times and in other appropriate locations in the County.
     
    Where: Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis Maryland - County Council Chambers, 1st Floor
  • Procedures

    The public is encouraged and invited to attend all legislative sessions, public hearings, and other meetings held by the County Council. Legislative sessions and public hearings typically offer opportunities for members of the public to speak or testify. 

    Anyone wishing to speak at a public hearing or during the invitation to audience portion of a meeting may sign up online preceding a meeting or at any other area that may be designated for a particular meeting. More information on signing up to testify at legislative sessions is available here: https://www.aacounty.org/services-and-programs/county-council-meeting-participation. 

    Public hearings are held on specific matters and any testimony must be relevant to the matter. An invitation to the audience is provided at the start of legislative sessions to allow members of the public an opportunity to speak on general County matters. Once called by the Chair, and before giving any remarks, a speaker should always state their name, address, and any organization represented, if applicable. In order that all those who wish to speak at County Council meetings may do so, individual speakers should limit their remarks to no more than two minutes.

    Meeting agendas are made available prior to a meeting on the County Council homepage and just outside the Chambers on the evening of the meeting.

  • Order and Decorum at County Council Meetings
    The Rules of Procedure of the County Council were duly adopted by the Anne Arundel County Council pursuant to the Anne Arundel County Charter and are published in Appendix A of the Anne Arundel County Code.
     
    Section 3-105 (a) of the Rules of Procedure provides as follows: Reasonable seating facilities shall be provided for the public at each legislative session or meeting of the County Council, and the public is encouraged and invited to attend.
     
    At each legislative session and public hearing a reasonable amount of time shall be provided for members of the public to address the county council on pertinent matters of public business not otherwise provided for.
     
    The public shall maintain order and decorum in keeping with the dignity of the governmental process, and shall refrain from interfering with the process.
    Under Rule Section 3-105 (c), a speaker shall be limited to the amount of time specified by the Chair.
     
    Section 4-106 provides that the presiding officer of the County Council shall preserve order and decorum during each meeting or session of the County Council and provides further that in the case of a disturbance or disorderly conduct in the County Council chambers the presiding officer may order any such place to be cleared.

      
    Visual demonstrations such as signs, placards, balloons, banner, etc. are prohibited in the Council Chambers

  • Televised Council Meetings
    All meetings of the County Council can be watched on Anne Arundel Community Television or on Arundel TV Live. More information on internet and television access can be found at https://www.aacounty.org/services-and-programs/government-television.
     
    Cable Television Providers Channels:

    Comcast 98
    Verizon 38
    Broadstripe 98
    HD Comcast 998
    HD Verizon 1962
    HD Broadstripe 498
  • Work Sessions
    Council Work Sessions, when scheduled, are normally held on the second Tuesday of the month. Work Sessions are scheduled on an as needed basis at the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, Maryland in the Council Chambers, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The public is invited to observe, but no public testimony will be received. Please refer to the County Council Meeting Schedule to see if a work session has been scheduled for a particular month. 
  • Special Accommodations
    If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in a Council meeting, please contact the Administrative Officer at least 72 hours before the meeting to discuss your accessibility needs. The Administrative Officer may be reached by email at [email protected] or by telephone at (410) 222-1401. TTY users, please use Maryland Relay, 7-1-1.
     
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Council Meetings & Hearings

  • County Council Meeting
  • Dec 19
  • Arundel Center - County Council Chambers, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
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