UPPER POTOMAC RIVER COMMISSION

John J. McMullen, Jr., Chair (chosen by Governor), 1995

Appointed by Allegany County Board of County Commissioners: R. Neil Williams, D.C., 1999

Appointed by Garrett County Board of County Commissioners: Wendell R. Beitzel, 2001

528 Maryland Ave.
Westernport, MD 21562
(301) 777-1515
e-mail: gmpg@hereintown.net

The Upper Potomac River Commission was established in 1935 (Chapter 409, Acts of 1935). It supervises the Savage River Dam in Garrett County. The Dam regulates the flow of the Potomac River. In addition, the Commission has jurisdiction over the water resources of Allegany County and Election District 4 (Bloomington) in Garrett County, Maryland.

The Commission's three members serve six-year terms. The Allegany County and Garrett County Boards of County Commissioners each appoint a member. The Governor names the chair.

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