Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Commission is comprised of seven volunteers appointed by the Commissioners of St. Mary's County and one non-voting representative from the Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Commissioners serve a three-year term. For biographical information of any of the Board members, click on a name below or visit the St. Mary's County Government Website, Boards and Commissions Page here for a complete listing of the current membership roster.

All meetings of the Metropolitan Commission are open to the public.  Meetings of the Metropolitan Commission are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month beginning at 3:00 p.m.  A copy of the 2020 Commission Meeting schedule can be found here. All meetings of the Metropolitan Commission are conducted in the Main Conference Room of our Administrative Office, located at 23121 Camden Way, California, MD 20619.  The public is encouraged to attend the meetings and may request the opportunity to be heard and voice concerns on items posted to the agenda.

To have a topic considered for placement on the agenda, a Request for Appointment on the Commission Meeting Agenda (FORM) must be completed and submitted via email to agenda_request@metcom.org or to the Administrative Office two weeks prior to the meeting.  Please include an outline of the presentation and any other associated documents.  Any questions regarding your submission can be directed to 301-737-7400 X 213.  All other requests to be heard at any meeting will be at the discretion of the Board Chairman.

  

The Agenda for the Regular Meeting will be published no later than the Monday preceding the meeting and can be viewed on the Public Meetings page.  Meeting videos are available in the days following the meeting and minutes are published following Board approval.

In addition to meeting with customers directly and obtaining input through public meeting comments, we also solicit comments via this website.  To submit comments to MetCom staff and Commissioners, please address your email to comments@metcom.org.   

Our Board of Commissioners

Gerald E. Meyerman

Gerald E. Meyerman, 1st Election District, has combined a career of senior private sector experience, corporate management, international business, finance and economic growth.  Since 2019, Meyerman and his wife, Victoria L. O'Hara, have turned the home they built in Ridge in 2002 into the Swanendele Inn, which they operate with a third partner.  Read more

Election District 1

Roy H. Alvey

Roy H. Alvey, 2nd & 9th Election Districts, was raised in St. Mary's County and is a graduate of Chopticon High School.  Mr. Alvey served in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Infantry until his honorable discharge in 1971. Mr. Alvey was employed from 1971 to 2009 by C&P Telephone (later Bell Atlantic and currently Verizon); serving as a member of the local 2107 CWA and as a member of their legislative committee.   Mr. Alvey community service includes Little League coaching, PTA Membership and Christmas in April.  Mr. Alvey attended the St. Mary's County Citizen's Academy and Sheriff's Academy.  Mr. Alvey currently serves as a member of the Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority of St. Mary's County. Mr. Alvey and his wife, Rose, reside in Valley Lee and have two children, four grandchildren and one great-granchild.

Election Districts 2 & 9

Joseph I. "Russ" Russell

Joseph I. "Russ" Russell, 3rd Election District, is a native of St. Mary's County.  Mr. Russell graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) in 1975 and a Master of Business Administration (MS) in 2006.  Read more

Election District 3

Bryan M. Barthelme

Bryan M. Barthelme, 4th & 5th Election Districts. Mr. Barthelme previously worked 35-years in Retail & Wholesale Sales, most recently with Reliable Churchill Distributors, Inc. and previously with Quality Brands, Inc.  Read more.

Election Districts 4 & 5

George M. "Mike" Thompson

George M. "Mike" Thompson, 6th Election District, worked as an engineer, supervisor and project manager for Verizon in Washington, DC, Annapolis, and finally the Tri-County area for 40 years. Read more.

Election District 6

Robert "Bob" A. Russell

Robert A. Russell, 7th Election District, worked as a flight test engineer and engineering manager for the Navy at Patuxent River for more than 40 years and then 14 years as a contractor supporting the Navy.  Read more.

Election District 7

Rudolph K. "Keith" Fairfax, Jr.

Keith Fairfax, Eighth Election District, moved to St. Mary’s County in 1957 with his mother and two sisters, three brothers and a cousin. He was employed by Naval Air Test Center and Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division as a student trainee and an electrical engineer from 1959 to 1997. Read more.

Election District 8

Captain Christopher Cox, USN, Commanding Officer, NAS, Patuxent River, MD

Captain Christopher Cox graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering.  Read more.

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