DORCHESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: The exact date and legal origin of Dorchester County are unknown, but it was in existence by February 16, 1668/69, when a writ was issued to the county sheriff by the Lord Proprietary. The County was named for the Earl of Dorset, a family friend of the Calverts.

Population (1990 Census): 30,236
Form of Government: County Commissioners
County Seat: Cambridge, MD 21613


Budget

Executive Branch

Judicial Branch

Legislative Branch

Municipalities

Organizational Chart

U.S. Government Agencies

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Jeffrey C. Powell (R), President (chosen by Board), District 4, 1998
Stephen M. Willey (R), Vice-President (chosen by Board), District 3, 1998
Glenn Levi Bramble (R), District 1, 1998
William V. Nichols (D), District 2, 1998
Effie M. Elzey (R), District 5, 1998

Meetings: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m.

P. O. Box 26
County Office Building
501 Court Lane
Cambridge, MD 21613 - 0026
(410) 228-1700
e-mail:
dorcomm@dmv.com
fax: (410) 228-9641
World Wide Web: http://www.commissioners.net


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Elected by Voters to 4-year term:
Jeffrey C. Powell (R), President (chosen by Board), District 4, 1998
(410) 228-1700

Community Services
Education
Elections
Health
Law Offices
Liquor Licensing
Planning
Public Safety
Tourism


COMMUNITY SERVICES

EDUCATION

ELECTIONS

HEALTH

LAW OFFICES

LIQUOR LICENSING

PLANNING

PUBLIC SAFETY

TOURISM


JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year term(1 Judge):
Donald F. Johnson, County Administrative Judge, 2001

P. O. Box 583
Courthouse
206 High St.
Cambridge, MD 21613 - 0583
(410) 228-6300

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year term(1 Judge):
John L. Norton III, District Administrative Judge, 2005

P. O. Box 547
310 Gay St.
Cambridge, MD 21613 - 0547
(410) 221-2585

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Calvin Travers (D), Chief Judge (designated by Governor), 1998
George Ames, Jr. (I), Judge, 1998
Mary Lee R. Kincaid (D), Judge, 1998

Courthouse
206 High St.
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 228-4181

Maryland Counties


Maryland Manual On-Line

 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

July 10, 1998   
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