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Water Quality Advisory Group

The Montgomery County Water Quality Advisory Group (WQAG) was established through Chapter 19, Article IV of the Water Quality Discharge Law. The WQAG provides a formal stakeholder group for public involvement in the County's watershed protection and restoration strategies. It includes 15 resident members and 3 non-voting agency members.

The WQAG provides recommendations to the County Executive and the County Council on water quality management goals and policies, program priorities, and funding. WQAG also provides input primarily by transmitting letters and an annual report. Recommendations may also be directed to other organizations in and around the Chesapeake Bay region, or be requested in development of watershed plans. 

WQAG’s mission is to recommend policies, programs, and priorities that protect, maintain, and/or restore the biological, chemical and physical integrity of county streams, rivers, wetlands, groundwater, lakes, and other water resources. WQAG  recommendations are considered in shaping the water resources programmatic directions of the County.

 

Members

Image of MembersWQAG is comprised of voting representatives from each of the following community categories:

  • Academic/scientific
  • Agricultural
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Public-at-large
  • Public Agencies (non-voting)

These volunteers provide a valuable service to the community by presenting the concerns and viewpoints of the community sectors they represent on protecting the County's water resources.

  • Paul Billingsley (Public Agency, WSSC, 1st term, expires 5/16)
  • Keith Brooks (Public-at-large, 1st term, expires 5/16)
  • Mary Cambell (Public-at-large, 1st term, expires 5/17)
  • Dan Dozier (Public-at-large, 1st term, expires 5/15)
  • Nathan Engle (Academic and Scientific, 1st term, expires 5/17)
  • Korkud Egrican (Public-at-large, 1st term, expires 5/17)
  • Elizabeth Forbes Co-Chair (Public-at-large, 2nd term, expires 5/15)
  • Andy Garfinkel (Business, 1st term, expires 5/17)
  • Paul Hlavinka Co-Chair (Public-at-large, 1st term, expires 5/16)
  • Phil Kibak (Public-at-large, 1st term, expires 5/16)
  • Christopher Meaney (Scientific/Academic, 1st term, expires 5/16)
  • Pamela Parker (Public agency, DEP, 1st term, expires 5/16)
  • Annette Rosenblum, (Scientific/Academic, 2nd term expires 5/17)
  • Scott Roser, (Business, 1st term expires 5/15)
  • Linda Silversmith (Public-at-large, 1st term, expires 5/16)
  • Mark Symborski (Public Agency, MNCPPC, 1st term expires 5/16)
  • Phillip Wagner (Business Community, 1st term expires 5/15)
  • Patrick Walsh (Environmental, 2nd term expires 5/16)

 

Calendar of Advisory Group Activities

 

Meeting Summaries and Presentations

 

Meeting Presentations


Meeting Summaries

 

Letters and Resolutions

 

Annual Reports and Administration

 

Annual Reports

 

Administrative Forms and Links for WQAG Members

 

County Bills and Codes Concerning the WQAG