Ethics Commission

Public Meetings

  • 5:30 pm
  • 107 N Liberty Street
    County Commissioners Meeting Room
    Centreville, MD 21617

Executive Session

  • 6:30pm
  • 107 N Liberty Street
    County Commissioners Meeting Room
    Centreville, MD 21617

Review a calendar for Meeting Dates (dates are subject to change).


The Commission consists of 5 members and 1 alternate member, all appointed for 5-year terms.

Date Appointed
Term Expiration
Valerie Hirsch, memberJanuary 23, 2018December 31, 2022
Jerry Jordan, memberJuly 25, 2018December 31, 2020
Patricia Jamison, memberMarch 26, 2019December 31, 2024
Stan Ruddie, member
December 8, 2015
December 31, 2020
Kaarin Salisbury, member
May 24, 2017
December 31, 2022
Vacancy, alternate
December 31, 2024

The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are looking for a county citizen volunteer to fill a vacancy on the Ethics Commission.  Anyone interested in serving is encouraged to send a letter of interest and a 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.


Queen Anne’s County first adopted an Ethics Code on July 1, 1982 and the 1st Ethics Commission meeting was held on May 6, 1983. The Ethics Commission:

  • Devises, receives and maintains all forms generated under this code
  • Provides published advisory opinions to persons subject to this title as to the applicability of this title to them
  • Processes and makes determinations as to complaints filed by any person alleging a violation of the code
  • Conducts a public information program regarding the purposes and application of the code