The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Merit System Board

The Merit System Board is authorized by the Commission's enabling legislation (Article 28, Annotated Code of Maryland Section 2-112).  It is an impartial Board composed of three members: the Chair, appointed to a four year term; the Vice Chiar, appointed to a three year term; and a Board Member, appointed to a two year term.  They are responsible for making recommendations and decisions regarding the Commission's Merit System.

Board members are experienced in personnel and employment issues; and commit to fair and impartial research, investigation and decisons on Commission policy and systems that adhere to best practices in employment. 

Merit Board Members:

  • Steven R. Cohen, Chair

  • Tanya Upthegrove-Coleman, Vice Chair

  • Michael Strand, Member


The M-NCPPC Merit System Rules and Regulations