​​​​​​​​​​​​Patuxent River Commission

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September 11, 2024
November 13, 2024

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Patuxent River Commission

Commission Members

There are 36 members of the Patuxent River Commission, including representatives from the seven counties in the watershed, a representative of a municipality in the watershed, five state agencies, three regional planning organizations, two soil conservation districts, two farmers, three business and development representatives, four citizens, two academics, one waterman, and representatives from the cooperative extension service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a regional water/wastewater utility, and a federal facility.

  • John Hartline, Chair; Executive Director, Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland
  • Christopher Perry, Vice-Chair, Citizen/Environment
  • Frank R. Allen, Farmer
  • Stacy Clements, St. Mary's County
  • Luis Dieguez, Charles Soil Conservation District
  • Mary Dolan, Citizen/Environment
  • Lynda Eisenberg, Howard County
  • Margaret Everson, Esq., Citizen/Environment
  • Kim Finch, MD-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Prince George's County 
  • Dr. Bill Dennison, Interim President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (represented by Dr. Solange Filoso)*
  • Jennifer Greiner, Refuge Manager, Patuxent Research Refuge​
  • Amy Guise, US Army Corps of Engineers*
  • Morgan Hall, Jr., Citizen/Environment
  • Bill Hubbard, University of Maryland Cooperative Extension
  • Dr. Scott Knoche, Academic
  • Honorable ​Michael R. Leszcz, City of Laurel
  • ​Ronald Marney, Calvert County Planning & Zoning
  • Erik Michelsen, Anne Arundel Administrator, Watershed Protection and Restoration Program
  • Diep Nguyen-van Houtte, Business Representative
  • Paula Proctor, Charles County
  • ​Steve Shofar, Chief, Division of Watershed Management, Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County
  • Joanna Smith, Prince George's County
  • Mark Symborski, MD-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Montgomery County
  • John B. Tarr, Prince George's Soil Conservation District
  • Dr. Malcolm Taylor, WSSC Water
  • Frederick Tutman, Patuxent Riverkeeper
  • Jason Van Kirk, Developer 
  • Tiffany Wright, City of Bowie 
  • Sec. Kevin Atticks, Maryland Department of Agriculture
    (represented by Byron Petrauskas, Agriculture)*
  • Sec. Serena McIlwain, Maryland Department of the Environment
    (represented by Matthew Rowe, Environment)*
  • Sec. Joshua Kurtz, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
    (represented by Alison Armocida Santoro, Natural Resources)*
  • Sec. Rebecca Flora, Maryland Department of Planning
    (represented by Jason Dubow, Planning)*
  • Sec. Paul Wiedefield, Maryland Department of Transportation (represented by John Denniston, Transportation)* 

Current Commission Vacancies

  • Developer
  • Farmer
  • ​Watermen Representative​

Commission Staff

Deborah Herr Cornwell, Maryland Department of Planning
Jason Dubow, Maryland Department of Planning

* Designee for Ex-Officio Member

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