Legislative Branch of Cecil County Government 

  Bob Meffley 142019  Cecil County logo Jackie Gregory 142019
Bob Meffley
Council President - District 1
Jackie Gregory
Council Vice President - District 5 
 Bill Coutz 142019  Al Miller 142019 George Patchel 142019

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


191119 Coast Guard
The Council recognized the Chesapeake City Flotilla on their 50th Anniversary.  Pictured with Council Members are Harry Albert, Public Affairs Officer, retired; David Silverman, Commander; Ben Feril, Commander; and Daniel McCaffery, Public Affairs Officer from the United States Coast Guard.


191119 Census

The Council presented a proclamation to Andy Hardwick, Area Census Manager, to encourage Cecil County residents to participate in the 2020 Census.


Cecil County Vietnam War Veteran Wreath Dedication
Cecil County Veteran Wreath Dedication  11/5/2019  

Public Budget Hearing Video
Cecil County Public Budget Hearing 5/23/2019 

Current Legislative Video
Cecil County Legislative Session 2/18/2020

Prior Work Session Prior Legislative Session
February 18, 2020
February 18, 2020
Next Work Session Next Legislative Session
February 25, 2020
March 3, 2020

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 2018-2020 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.


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