Advisory Boards & Commissions

In our democracy, government is of the people, by the people, and for the people. Local government is the form of government closest to us in our everyday lives, and the one we are most able to influence.

Welcome to the Legislative Branch Advisory Boards and Commissions online site.  These groups provide an inter-relationship between the citizenry of the County and the Legislative Branch of Prince George’s County Government.  Advisory members aid the governing process by keeping Prince George’s County in touch with the ideas and attitudes of its citizens.  The input of the citizens is vitally important to the success of our County.

Section 506 of the Charter provides that the Council may appoint, for designated periods, one or more temporary advisory boards of citizens of the County who shall assist in the coordination of County policies and programs.

The duties and responsibilities of each Advisory Board member is established pursuant to legislation and can vary depending on the subject matter.  We hope this web page will be of use.  We encourage you to take advantage of the links provided to gain additional information and to call upon us if you have particular questions.

Prince George's County Boards & Commissions Appointments

Board of Education
Council Representative – Council Member Edward P. Burroughs III


Board of Social Services
Council Representative – Council Member Krystal Oriadha


Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors
Council Representatives – Council Member Krystal Oriadha
Council Alternate RepresentativeCouncil Vice Chair Wala Blegay, Esq.


Health Advisory Committee
Council Representative – Council VIce Chair Wala Blegay, Esq.


Maryland Association of Counties
Council Representatives – Council Member Krystal Oriadha
Council Alternate Representative Council Member Wanika B. FIsher, Esq.


Mental Health Advisory Board
Council Representative – Council Member Sydney J. Harrison
Council Alternate Representative – Council Member Wanika B. Fisher, Esq.


Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
Council Representative – Council Member Edward P. Burroughs III


Prince George’s Community Foundation
Council Representative – Council Member Krystal Oriadha


Experience Prince George’s
Council Representative – Council VIce Chair Wala Blegay, Esq.
 

Prince George’s County Health Department 
Council Representative – Council Member Mel Franklin


Prince George’s Municipal Association
Council Representative – Council Member Jolene Ivey
Council Alternate Representative – Council Member Ingrid S. Watson


Washington Suburban Santiary Commission (WSSC) Leadership Liaisons
Council Member Edward P. Burroughs III
Council Vice Chair Wala Blegay, Esq.


Washington Suburban Transit Commission (WSTC) 
Council Member Eric C. Olson



Council of Governments Appointments 2023

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
Council Chair Thomas E. Dernoga 
Council Vice Chair Wala Blegay, Esq.

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING BOARD (TPB) 
Council Member Eric C. Olson 
Council Vice Chair Wala Blegay, Esq. 

METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AIR QUALITY COMMITTEE 
Council Chair Thomas E. Dernoga 

REGION FORWARD COALITION 
Council Member Eric C. Olson

HUMAN SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY COMMITTEE 
Council Member Krystal Oriadha 

CHESAPEAKE BAY AND WATER RESOURCES POLICY COMMITTEE 
Council Member Ingrid S. Watson 

CLIMATE, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT POLICY COMMITTEE 
Council Member Jolene Ivey

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE REGIONAL MEMBER POLICY COMMITTEE
Council Member Wanika B. Fisher, Esq.