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Erica Lell Snipes, Executive Director
[photo, 839 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, Maryland]
  • Meetings
  • 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21401
    (410) 260-3216; fax: (410) 260-3219

    839 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, Maryland, August 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    Organizational Structure

    Origin & Functions



    Appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent to 6-year terms:
    Homer C. La Rue, Chair (chosen by Board), 2013
    June Marie Marshall, Esq., 2010; Laird D. Patterson, Esq., 2010; Susie C. Jablinske, 2012; Sherry L. Mason, 2012.

    The State Labor Relations Board was created within the Department of Budget and Management in 1999 (Chapter 298, Acts of 1999). In July 2006, the Board was reformed as an independent agency (Chapter 62, Acts of 2006). The Board resolves disputes arising from the interpretation of contracts negotiated between the State and the elected exclusive representatives of State employees.

    The Board consists of five members who are appointed to six-year terms by the Governor with Senate advice and consent. The Executive Director is appointed jointly by the State Labor Relations Board, and the State Higher Education Labor Relations Board (Code State Personnel & Pensions Article, secs. 3-201 through 3-209).

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