Advisory Boards & Commissions

In our democracy, government is of the people, by the people, and for the people. Local government is the form of government closest to us in our everyday lives, and the one we are most able to influence.

Welcome to the Legislative Branch Advisory Boards and Commissions online site.    These groups provide an inter-relationship between the citizenry of the County and the Legislative Branch of Prince George’s County Government.  Advisory members aid the governing process by keeping Prince George’s County in touch with the ideas and attitudes of its citizens. The input of the citizens is vitally important to the success of our County.

Section 506 of the Charter provides that the Council may appoint, for designated periods, one or more temporary advisory boards of citizens of the County who shall assist in the coordination of County policies and programs.

The duties and responsibilities of each Advisory Board member is established pursuant to legislation and can vary depending on the subject matter. We hope this web page will be of use. We encourage you to take advantage of the links provided to gain additional information and to call upon us if you have particular questions.

Prince George's County Boards & Commissions Appointments

Board of Education 

Council Representative – Sydney J. Harrison 

Board of Social Services 

Council Representative – Deni L. Taveras 

Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors 

Council Representatives – Sydney J. Harrison 
Alternate – Johnathan M. Medlock 

Health Advisory Committee 

Council Representative – Rodney C. Streeter 

Maryland Association of Counties 

Council Representatives – Mel Franklin 

Alternate – Todd M. Turner 

Mental Health Advisory Board 

Council Representative – Jolene Ivey 

Alternate – Edward P. Burroughs, III 

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board 

Council Representative – Sydney J. Harrison 

Prince George’s Community Foundation 

Council Representative – Dannielle M. Glaros 

Prince George’s County Conference & Visitors Bureau (2) 

Council Representatives – Edward P. Burroughs, III 
Mel Franklin 

Prince George’s County Health Department 

Council Representative – Thomas E. Dernoga 

Prince George’s Municipal Association 

Council Representative – Calvin S. Hawkins, II 
Alternate - Dannielle M. Glaros 

WSSC – Leadership Liaison 

Johnathan M. Medlock 
Todd M. Turner 

Council of Governments Appointments 2021

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Sydney J. Harrison 
Calvin S. Hawkins, II 

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING BOARD (TPB) 

Mel Franklin 
Deni L. Taveras 

METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIR QUALITY COMMITTEE 

Thomas E. Dernoga 

REGION FORWARD COALITION 

Dannielle M. Glaros 

HUMAN SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY COMMITTEE 

Calvin S. Hawkins, II 

CHESAPEAKE BAY AND WATER RESOURCES POLICY COMMITTEE 

Sydney Harrison 

CLIMATE, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT POLICY COMMITTEE 

Deni L. Taveras