Brief History of TCC
Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD) was formed on December 6, 1964, as a cooperative planning and development agency to foster the social and economic development of the Southern Maryland Region. In 1965, the Governor of Maryland recognized the TCCSMD as the regional planning and development organization for the Region comprising of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties. The TCCSMD’s statute was established by Act of the Maryland General Assembly in 1966. The TCCSMD’s enabling law was reenacted as State General Legislation in 1976 (Article 20, Maryland, Annotated Code).
The purpose of the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland is to serve as a forum for the resolution of region-wide issues and the attainment of regional goals. The Tri-County Council is a partnership of State and local government established more then forty years ago as the regional development and planning organization for Southern Maryland.
As such, the Council: • Provides a framework for cooperation and coordination among the elected, civic and business leaders of the Region.
• Undertakes action programs that focus local, State and federal resources in a comprehensive strategy to enhance the quality of life of all the people of Southern Maryland • Initiates and coordinates plans and projects which foster the physical, economic and social development of the Region.
In carrying out these responsibilities, the TCCSMD serves as an information and data source, engages in regional planning, serves as an advocate for the region’s interests and priorities at the federal and State levels, qualifies the region for federal and State assistance, and develops programs to meet region-wide needs and goals.
Key elements of the regional strategy: • Diversify and broaden the economic base • Preserve agriculture as a viable industry • Restore and protect the environment • Implement highway improvements and expand commuter assistance services • Manage growth and requirements for public services.
Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland – Past Chairmen
William A. Chapman – 1965-April 1967 St. Mary’s County
John T. Parran – 1967-June 1974 Charles County
C. Bernard Fowler – 1974 – June 1975 Calvert County
John K. Parlett – 1975 – June 1976 St. Mary’s County
James F. Dent – 1976 – June 1978 Charles County
Thomas A. Rymer – 1978 – June 1981 Calvert County
James C. Simpson – 1981 – December 1984 Charles/St. Mary’s
William A. Bowen – 1985 – 1987 Calvert County
Robert T. Jarboe – 1988 – 1989 St. Mary’s County
Thomas “Mac” Middleton – 1990-1991 Charles County
Hagner Mister – 1992-1993 Calvert County
John F. Wood – 1994-1995 St. Mary’s County
William Daniel Mayer – 1996-1997 Charles County
Hagner Mister – 1998 – 1999 Calvert County
John C. Smith – 1999-2000 Calvert County
Thomas A. Mattingly – 2001- 2002 St. Mary’s County
William Daniel Mayer – 2002- 2004 Charles County
David F. Hale – 2005-2006 Calvert County
Lawrence D. Jarboe – 2007-2008 St. Mary’s County
Gary V. Hodge – 2008-2010 Charles County
Gerald W. Clark- 2010- 2011 Calvert County
Todd Morgan – 2011-2012 St. Mary’s County
Mary Lynn Stone – 2011-2012 St. Mary’s County
For more information, please call the Tri-County Council at 301-274-1922 or 301-870-2520