Legislative Branch of Cecil County Government 

 Councilman Bob Meffley   Cecil County logo Councilwoman Jackie Gregory
Bob Meffley
Council President - District 1
Jackie Gregory
Council Vice President - District 5 
Bill Coutz crop AlMiller Councilman George Patchell

Bill Coutz

District 2

Al Miller
District 3
George Patchell
District 4

County Council Meeting Livestream Links
 Cecil County Work Session  Cecil County Legislative Session

Current Legislative Video

Prior Work Session Prior Legislative Session
December 4, 2018
December 4, 2018
Next Work Session Next Legislative Session
December 11, 2018
December 18, 2018

To view work session and legislative agendas, please visit our calendar and navigate to the specific date.

Council Responsibilities

The Council is comprised of five county residents, who reside in their respective district and are elected at large by the Cecil County voters.  The Council members choose a President and Vice President from among their members.

The Charter of Cecil County, Maryland, Article 2. Section 202 defines the power of the Council as “All legislative powers which may be exercised by the County under the Maryland Constitution and laws of the state are vested in the Council, subject to those powers retained by the people of the County as hereinafter set forth in Section 308 of this Charter”.  Section 308 refers to the guidelines for Referendum that allows for a law or a portion of a law to be sent to the voters for approval upon the filing of a petition signed by 10% of the registered voters in Cecil County.

Other Council duties include confirming appointments made by the County Executive for individuals to head each principal operating department, office or agency of the executive branch, and individuals to serve on boards, commissioners or committees; enacting the annual Budget and Appropriations Ordinance, levy the amount of taxes required by the budget; approving budget amendments, etc. You may also view the 2016-17 Council Appointments for Boards, Commissions and Others.

For more information on the role and powers of the legislative and executive branch of local government, read the Code of Cecil County. The Council Policies & Procedures manual also available.


The videos linked on the website have been translated for your convenience using a machine translation software. Reasonable efforts have been made to provide an accurate translation, however, no automated translation is perfect nor is it intended to replace human translators. The County shall not be responsible and assumes no legal liability for any discrepancies or differences created in the translation, and such discrepancies or differences shall have no legal effect for purposes of compliance or enforcement. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information contained in the translated website, please refer to the actual audio recording as a primary source.

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