Ex officio members: Jack A. Markell, Governor of Delaware; Martin J. O'Malley, Governor of Maryland; Jon S. Corzine, Governor of New Jersey; David A. Paterson, Governor of New York; Timothy M. Kaine, Governor of Virginia.
Maryland members appointed by Governor: not yet appointed
Vacancy, Executive Director
Staff: Gwynne H. Schultz
c/o Chesapeake & Coastal Watershed Services, Dept. of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building, E-2
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland 21401
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean was organized in June 2009. The Council operates under an agreement signed by the governors of the participating states on June 4, 2009. The Governors of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia committed their states to work together towards common goals and priorities, beginning with regionally coodinating the protection of important habitats and sensitive, unique offshore areas, and improving the Mid-Atlantic's coastal water quality through infrastructure investment. The Council will work to support the sustainable development of renewable energy offshore through a regional approach, and prepare for the impact of climate change.
Each state designates a representative to serve on the Executive Committee.
July 1, 2009
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