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Compensation Commission
Agendas and Minutes
Agendas and agenda materials are generally available the week of each scheduled meeting. Minutes are available after the Board decisions are finalized.
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  • Vacant, Chair
    Term Expires: 
  • Jim Marrinan
    Term Expires: December 31, 2016
  • Thomas McKenna
    Term Expires: December 31, 2015
  • Norm Hampton
    Term Expires: December 31, 2016
  • Vacant

About the Commission

The Compensation Commission determines the annual compensation for the five elected officials of the City. There are five members of the commission who must be residents of the City or have a place of business in the City. Terms are staggered (initial appointments for two, four and six years) and begin December 31 of the year in which they are appointed and run for six years or until their successors are appointed and qualified. By Ordinance, the Compensation Commission is required to convene every four years and provide a recommendation to the Mayor and Council by March 31. Any change in compensation would not take effect until after the following election.

The Compensation Commission must meet before January 31 in an election year. At that meeting, the commission must discuss its mission of recommending possible changes to the salaries of the Mayor and Council members. Before making a recommendation and to assist with its deliberations, the commission seeks input from residents to express their opinions on various aspects of compensating the Mayor and Council, including, but not limited to:
  • How the Mayor and Council compensation should be determined
  • The frequency of Mayor and Council compensation
  • Who should determine the compensation of the Mayor and Council members
  • Other matters related in general to the compensation of the Mayor and Council members

2015 Compensation Commission Meeting Schedule (Meetings at City Hall):

Jan. 20

3:00 p.m. (Diamond Back Terrapin Conference Room

Jan. 27

3:00 p.m. (Black-Eyed Susan Conference Room

Feb. 4

10:00 a.m. (Office of the Mayor)

Feb. 12

10:00 a.m. (Oriole Conference Room)

Feb. 26

10:00 a.m. (Diamond Back Terrapin Conference Room

Mar. 10

7:00 p.m. Public Hearing. (Mayor and Council Chambers)

Mar. 11

1:00 p.m. (Blue Crab Conference Room)

Mar. 16

10:00 a.m. (Diamond Back Terrapin Conference Room

Mar. 20

10:00 a.m. (Diamond Back Terrapin Conference Room

Annual Reports

Compensation Commission Annual Report--March 23, 2015

Compensation Commission Annual ReportMarch 28, 2013

Compensation Commission Annual Report—March 30, 2011

Compensation Commission Annual Report—March 20, 2009

Staff Liaison
Kathleen A. Conway | Email 
City Clerk/Director of Council Operations Office
111 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850