Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board


Date Appointed
Term Expiration
Edward ClowerJuly 24, 2019
June 30, 2024
Randy HuttonJuly 1, 2018June 30, 2023
Tommy Pippin
July 1, 2011June 30, 2021
Dale Story
July 1, 2017
June 30, 2022

Looking for volunteers:

The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are looking for county citizen volunteer to fill upcoming vacancies on the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board.  Anyone interested in serving is encouraged to send a letter of interest and brief resume to or via mail to Lynda Thomas, 107 N. Liberty Street, Centreville, MD 21617. Those with questions may also reach Ms. Thomas at 410-758-4098. Deadline for submissions will remain open until filled.


The Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board was formed in 1990 and is based on Maryland State Law concerning such boards. The purpose of the board is to:

  • Advise county government with respect to establishment of agricultural districts and the approval of purchases of easements by the foundation within the County.
  • Assist in reviewing the status of agricultural districts and land under easement.
  • Advise the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Fund concerning County priorities for agricultural preservation.
  • Promote preservation of agriculture within the County by offering information and assistance to farmers concerning the establishment of districts and purchase of easements and to perform any other duties assigned by the County.