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 2021 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Our Board of Commissioners
Gerald E. Meyerman
Election District 1
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.
Roy H. Alvey
Election District 2 & 9
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 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. Full Bio
Joseph I. "Russ" Russell
Election District 3
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.
Election District 4 & 5
Dale Antosh, District 4 & 5, has been a St. Mary’s County property owner since 1961 and moved here full-time in 2008. Mr. Antosh was a high school teacher for 35-years and is a graduate of the University of Maryland in Technology Education. Mr. Antosh is currently the President of the Golden Beach/Patuxent Knolls Civic Association, a position he has held for over 10-years. Mr. Antosh is also the Vice-President of BEMANCO, a corporation that manages the properties in Golden Beach, Maryland.
Keith S. Dugan
Election District 6
Keith S. Dugan, District 6, Resides in Hollywood and is a Graduate of Chopticon High School and West Virginia University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Mr. Dugan served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and spent 35 years as a Construction Executive for Commercial Construction. Full Bio
Robert "Bob" A. Russell
Election District 7
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. Full Bio
Rudolph K. "Keith" Fairfax, Jr.
Election District 8
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. Full Bio
Captain John Brabazon, USN, Commanding Officer, NAS, Patuxent River, MD
None-Voting Member of the Board
Captain John Brabazon is a native of Pennsylvania and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University in 1996 and Master’s degrees from Jacksonville University and the Naval War College. He is also a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI program fellow. Captain Brabazon reported as the Executive Officer of Naval Air Station Patuxent River on April 11, 2019, and assumed command on September 17, 2020. Full Bio