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Prior to his appointment, Gill served as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources from 2010-13, and Principal Counsel to the Department of Natural Resources from 1996-2010.<ref>[http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/21dnr/html/msa16710.html ''Maryland Department of Natural Resources,'' "Secretary," accessed May 23, 2013]</ref>
 
Prior to his appointment, Gill served as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources from 2010-13, and Principal Counsel to the Department of Natural Resources from 1996-2010.<ref>[http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/21dnr/html/msa16710.html ''Maryland Department of Natural Resources,'' "Secretary," accessed May 23, 2013]</ref>
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The Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources's powers, term of office, etc. are derived from the [http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2014RS/Statute_Web/gnr/gnr.pdf Natural Resources Article] in the [http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmStatutes.aspx?p Maryland Code of Public General Laws].
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Section 1-101 of the '''[http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2014RS/Statute_Web/gnr/gnr.pdf Natural Resources Article]''' of the [http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmStatutes.aspx?p Maryland Code of Public General Laws] establishes the qualifications of the office:
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==Appointments==
 
==Appointments==
 
The Secretary of Natural Resources is appointed by the [[Governor of Maryland|Governor]], with the advice and consent of the [[Maryland State Senate|Senate]].
 
The Secretary of Natural Resources is appointed by the [[Governor of Maryland|Governor]], with the advice and consent of the [[Maryland State Senate|Senate]].
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The Secretary of Natural Resources's budget for fiscal year 2014 was $15,711,488.<ref>http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2013RS/Chapters_noln/CH_423_hb0100e.pdf ''2013 Laws of Maryland,'' "Chapter 423, Budget Bill (Fiscal Year 2014)," 56-57, accessed June 27, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
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In 2013, the secretary's salary remained at $148,778.<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/system/files/4.11_2013.pdf ''Council of State Governments,'' Table 4.11 Selected State Administrative Officials: Annual Salaries, accessed January 24, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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In 2010, the Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources was paid an estimated $148,787 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 21, 2011]</ref>
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Office of Secretary<BR>
 
Office of Secretary<BR>

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Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources
General information
Office Type:  Non-partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2014 FY Budget:  $15,711,488
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the governor's pleasure
Selection Method:  Appointed by the governor
Current Officeholder

Joseph Gill.jpg
Name:  Joseph Gill
Assumed office:  May 21, 2013
Compensation:  $148,778
Other Maryland Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralComptrollerTreasurerSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture SecretaryInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerSecretary of LaborPublic Service Commission
The Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources is a state executive position in the Maryland state government. The Secretary serves as head of the Department of Natural Resources and is responsible for overseeing the preservation, development and use of Maryland's natural resources.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Joseph Gill. Gill was appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and sworn in May 21, 2013. Gill was appointed to replace previous secretary John Griffin, who resigned in order to accept a new position as O'Malley's Chief of Staff.[2]

Prior to his appointment, Gill served as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources from 2010-13, and Principal Counsel to the Department of Natural Resources from 1996-2010.[3]

Authority

The Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources's powers, term of office, etc. are derived from the Natural Resources Article in the Maryland Code of Public General Laws.

Section 1-101:

(a) There is a Department of Natural Resources, established as a principal department of the State government. The head of the Department is the Secretary of Natural Resources,...[4]

Qualifications

Section 1-101 of the Natural Resources Article of the Maryland Code of Public General Laws establishes the qualifications of the office:

...The Secretary shall be an individual with administrative ability, whose reputation and experience demonstrate his interest in the field of natural resources.[5]

Appointments

The Secretary of Natural Resources is appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Vacancies

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches the constitutional or statutory text that details the process of filling vacancies for a state executive office. That information for the Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Duties

The Department coordinates all natural resources activities within the State and reviews and evaluates all natural resources policies, plans, programs, and practices of county, State, regional and federal agencies and institutions.[6]

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Organizational Chart as of March 8, 2013.

Divisions

The Department of Natural Resources is divided into three main programs:[6]

  • Aquatic Resources
  • Land Resources
  • Mission Support

Divisions

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for information that describes the divisions (if any exist) of a state executive office. That information for the Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources has not yet been added. After extensive research we were unable to identify any relevant information on state official websites. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

State budget

The Secretary of Natural Resources's budget for fiscal year 2014 was $15,711,488.[7]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the secretary's salary remained at $148,778.[8]

2012

In 2012, the secretary of natural resources was paid an estimated $148,778. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

2010

In 2010, the Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources was paid an estimated $148,787 according to the Council of State Governments.[9]

Historical officeholders

Note: Ballotpedia's state executive officials project researches state official websites for chronological lists of historical officeholders. That information for the Maryland Secretary of Natural Resources has not yet been added because the information was unavailable on the relevant state official websites, or we are currently in the process of formatting the list for this office. If you have any additional information about this office for inclusion on this section and/or page, please email us.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Maryland + Secretary + of + "Natural Resources"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Contact information

Office of Secretary
Department of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401-2397
Phone: (410) 260-8100 Fax: (410) 260-8111
TTY: (410) 260-8835
Email: jgill@dnr.state.md.us

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