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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Press Release: City of Annapolis Charter Revision Commission Established

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TombstoneCity of Annapolis

Charter Revision Commission

160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, MD 21401  •     410-263-7030 •  Fax 410-280-1853  •  TDD use MD Relay or 711  •


Contact:  Andrew Haire, Chair,



City of Annapolis Charter Revision Commission Established:

Public Comments Welcomed


Annapolis, MD (May 4, 2021) – The next meeting of the Annapolis Charter Review Commission will be held virtually on Thursday, May 6 at 6 p.m. Earlier this year, the City Council appointed and later extended the commission to independently examine all aspects of the Annapolis City Charter and make recommendations for revisions. The City Charter defines the governing system and structure as well as laws. The Annapolis City Charter can be found here


The Commission may make recommendations on laws may include election procedures, land-use policy, City administration procedures and even the manner by which the city budget is formulated and managed.  At the conclusion of their work, the Commission will send their recommendations for revision to the City Council who may adopt proposals they deem appropriate. The Commission has until mid-September to complete their work.


The Commission actively seeks public comment on possible revisions to the Charter. Residents are encouraged to submit comments online prior to Commission meetings (here) with an option to present live (virtual) testimony at the meeting.


Virtual meetings begin at 6 p.m. on the following dates:

            Thursday, May 6                Tuesday, June 15                 Thursday, August 5

            Tuesday, May 18                 Thursday, July 1                  Tuesday, August 17

            Thursday, June 3                 Tuesday, July 20               Thursday, September 2


Comments can also be forwarded to the Commission, via email:  A copy of the current Annapolis City Charter may be found here.  The Commission’s website can be accessed here.


ABOUT THE COMMISSION: The Commissioners possess a wide range of backgrounds and broad-based experience dealing with governance.   According to Commission Chair Andrew Haire, “the Commission will look at the Charter with fresh eyes. We plan to perform an exhaustive review of the present Charter with a goal of finding improvements that will enable our City government to work most efficiently.” 


2021 Annapolis Charter Revision Commission appointed members:

  • Andrew Haire, Chair
  • Paul Rankin, Vice Chair
  • Eileen Leahy, Secretary
  • Minor Carter
  • Jeffrey Durand
  • Lawrence Harris, Jr.
  • Benjamin Mednick
  • Ron Schneider
  • Robert Tufts


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To Submit Public Comments:


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