Ethics Commission


Meetings are held as necessary. Meetings are open to the public unless closed under an applicable exception as stated in the Maryland Open Meetings Act (State Government article, §10-508).


  Name Type     Term Term
  Steve Stouffer                     Member  Second 2021   2024
   Berl Lovelace                     Member   Second   2021  2024  
   Wayne Cole                       Member   Second   2021  2024  
   Robert Wiley                      Member   Second   2021  2024  
   Stewart Barroll, Esq. Commission Staff:
County Attorney
  Mary Berneski  Commission Staff:


The Commission consists of five members appointed by the County Commissioners. Not more than three members of the commission shall be affiliated with the same political party. 

Term of Office

Member serve terms of three years.

Charge / Authority

(Code of Public Local Laws of Caroline County, §33-3)
The Ethics Commission shall complete the following actions:
  • Conduct a public information program regarding the purposes and application of the Caroline County Code of Ethics
  • Devise forms, reports, and records generated by the Caroline County Code of Ethics
  • Process and make determinations as to complaints filed by any persons alleging violations of this chapter and to make recommendations to the County Commissioners when deemed appropriate
  • Provide written advisory opinions to persons subject to the Caroline County Code of Ethics as to the applicability of the provisions of the Caroline County Code of Ethics to them