Charles County, Maryland

Board of Charles County Commissioners

Board of Charles County Commissioners

Terms of Service and Responsibilities  

Charles County is governed by a board of five County Commissioners who are elected at-large to four-year terms. The Charles County Commissioners are responsible for: raising revenues to fund the capital and operating budgets of County departments and agencies; providing for the public health, safety, and welfare of County residents; adopting and updating the Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance and overseeing the development process; establishing, promulgating, and enforcing County rules, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures; appointing boards, commissions, and task forces to advise them and make recommendations; and fulfilling the mission of Charles County Government and serving on various board and councils in the County, region, and State. The President presides at meetings and hearings of the Commissioners. The President is the only full-time position, and may reside anywhere in the County. The other four Commissioners, who each represent a Commissioner District in which they must reside, are part-time.

Gilbert O. Bowling, IIIThomasina O. Coates, M.S., District 2Amanda Steward, District 3
Gilbert O. Bowling, III
District 1
Thomasina O. Coates, M.S.
District 2
Amanda M. Stewart, M.Ed.
District 3

Charles County Government presents the “Meet the Commissioners” video series. Watch the videos to hear from each of our elected board members, and learn about why holding office is important to them, and what they hope to accomplish in the next four years.

Meeting Schedule

The Commissioners meet every Tuesday in the Commissioners' Meeting Room located on the first floor of the Charles County Government Building. Tuesday meetings typically begin at 10:00 a.m.  The Commissioners meet on Wednesday afternoons on an as needed basis.  The most up to date information on the meeting schedule can be found on the Commissioners' BoardDocs website.  Commissioners' meetings are aired live on Charles County Government cable television (CCGTV) stations—Comcast channel 95 and Verizon channel 10—and rebroadcast during the week. A live streaming Internet video connection is also available, and previously aired meetings can be found in the Digital Library

A weekly meeting agenda is published each Thursday on the BoardDocs website and each Friday in the Maryland Independent Newspaper.  The Commissioners conduct quarterly Town Meetings to accommodate residents who may be unable to attend regularly scheduled meetings.  Information on the Town Hall schedule can be found on the website under Town Hall Meetings. 

Agenda and Minutes (BoardDocs)

External Request for Appointment Form

Commissioner-Appointed Boards, Committees, and Commissions

Vacancies and application deadlines for Commissioner-appointed boards, committees, and commissions are advertised through the local news media and on the county's website. Interested applicants can find a listing of current vacancies and can access the on-line application for Commissioner-appointed boards, committees and commissions on the county’s website.

Goals and Objectives