Your Commissioners

Rick Kissel, Vice Chairman

Mission Statement

As a long-time sailor, I have experienced, in a very personal way, the unconscionable deterioration of the health of the Chesapeake and its tributaries.  This is a driving force behind my desire to be part of the AEC, where I can be an effective advocate for Smart Growth, which is fundamental to reversing the continuing degradation the City has experienced throughout most, if not all of its history.

Relevant Experience

Arlington Echo / Watershed Stewards Academy: Master Watershed Steward Certification.

Sierra Club, AA County Group:Member, Executive Committee

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary:Retired, previously active in Public Education, Vessel Inspection and Patrols. Conducted Baltimore Harbor Pollution patrols involving inspection of outfalls from public and private land-based facilities, discharge from ships and small vessels at anchor, water quality at marinas, etc.  


University of Colorado:BS Electrical Engineering, 1960 Westinghouse School of Applied Engineering Science, Advanced Degrees:Computer Sciences, 1982;Engineering Science, 1984  

Professional Licenses (Inactive)

Registered Professional Engineer: State of MD (PE 5286 EE). United States Coast Guard:Master’s License (50 ton, with sail endorsement) No. 995304

Other Current Members

  • Paul Murphy, AEC Chairman
  • Bevin Buchheister
  • Diane Butler
  • Bill O'Leary
  • Lon Powell
  • Ted Weber
Rick Kissel, Annapolis Environmental Commission Vice Chairman