HARRISBURG – Senator Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) was elected today to serve as Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission throughout 2023 as Pennsylvania continues its work to reduce pollution in the watershed.
The Chesapeake Bay Commission is a legislative body created in 1980 to advise members of the General Assemblies of Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania on issues concerning the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.
As Chair of the Commission, Martin will continue to play an active role working with state and federal environmental officials, legislators and business owners within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to meet federal pollution reduction goals.
“I am honored and humbled to receive the support of the members to lead our efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay watershed and preserve this resource for generations to come,” Martin said. “Meeting the federal government’s mandates will require a great deal of cooperation among all stakeholders, and I look forward to working with all parties to find solutions that are both effective in reducing pollution and cost-efficient for taxpayers and businesses.”
Martin’s election as Chairman took place at the Commission’s meeting in Maryland on Friday. He previously served as Vice Chair and replaces Maryland Senator Sarah Elfreth, who served as chair throughout 2022.
CONTACT: Jason Thompson