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Chesapeake Bay Commission

  • Description: To assist the legislatures of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania in evaluating and responding to problems of mutual concern relating to the Chesapeake Bay; to promote intergovernmental cooperation; to encourage cooperative coordinated resource planning and action by the signatories and their agencies; to provide, where appropriate, through recommendation to the respective legislature, uniformity of legislative application; to preserve and enhance the functions, powers and duties of existing offices and agencies of government; and to recommend improvements in the existing management system for the benefit of the present and future inhabitants of the Chesapeake Bay region.
  • Report Date: Annually
  • Staff Contact:

    Adrienne F. Kotula, Virginia Director, (804) 786-4849,

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable David L. Bulova, Chair
The Honorable Robert S. Bloxom Jr.
The Honorable Alex Q. Askew
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable Richard H. Stuart
The Honorable Jeremy S. McPike
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
Missy Cotter-Smasal Jointly by the Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the House Expires 05/01/2025
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
The Honorable Andrew Wheeler Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 3 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 2 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 1
Max # Ex Officio: 1
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