The Charles County Charter Board is holding several public hearings in April and May, one in each commissioner district, to provide information regarding the Charter form of government and obtain comments to assist in finalizing the Draft Charter.  The final draft will be on the ballot in November. 

The schedule for the Charter Board public hearings is as follows:

District 1

Monday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.

County Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Charles County Government Building

200 Baltimore Street, La Plata

District 3

Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School

2820 Jenifer School Lane, Waldorf

District 2

Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Indian Head Village Green Pavilion

100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head

 District 4

Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Benjamin Stoddert Middle School

2040 St. Thomas Drive, Waldorf

The Charter Board was established to draft a charter form of government. The Charter Board will draft a charter for publication by the Charles County Board of Commissioners and then to a referendum election by the voters of Charles County.  The Charter is a document that will change the present Code Home Rule commissioner form of government to Charter government if approved by the voters. The proposed charter document will define the duties, powers, rules, procedures, structure of local county government, and the rights of our voters/citizens.

A copy of the Draft Charter is available on the Charles County website at:

For more information, contact Melody Weschler at 301-645-0555 or Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.