The Open Meetings Compliance Board (OMCB) issues advisory opinions in response to written complaints about violations of the Act. The Compliance Board is an independent State entity, and its three members are appointed by the Governor. Although the Compliance Board is not part of the Office of the Attorney General, the Office provides the Board with administrative staff and legal advice, and also publishes its opinions and notices on the Office of Attorney General website. The Compliance Board has no office or budget of its own.
Important notes: The Board does not address Public Information Act issues. Information on that law is here. The board also does not address alleged violations of the meetings laws applicable to private condominium and homeowners associations. Information on those laws can be found here.
For a list of Board members, please visit the Maryland Manual Online at https://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/26excom/html/27open.html.
Rachel Simmonsen, Assistant Attorney General, Counsel
S. Spencer Dove, Administrator
The Open Meetings Act Compliance Board (OMCB) will hold its Annual Meeting at 4 p.m. on August 31, 2022. The meeting will be a virtual Microsoft Teams call. The public is invited to attend.
Join by clicking on the meeting link:
Click here to join the meeting
Or join by entering a meeting ID: Meeting ID: 278 794 445 851 Passcode: 7WFJag
Or call in (audio only): +1 443-529-0364,,166273649# United States, Baltimore Phone Conference ID: 166 273 649#
If you encounter any issues when trying to join the meeting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The meeting agenda is available for download here .
As time allows, the Chair will read public comments and questions. If you wish to submit a written comment or question for consideration, please send your comment or question by email to Spencer Dove at email@example.com by the close-of business on Friday, August 26. To receive email notifications about future meetings of the OMCB, please contact Spencer Dove at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By mail: Open Meetings Compliance Board c/o Office of the Attorney General 200 St. Paul Place Baltimore, Maryland 21202 By phone: (410) 576-6560 By email: email@example.com
Public Information Act requests for the OMCB can be submitted to:
Rachel SimmonsenOffice of the Attorney General200 St. Paul PlaceBaltimore, Maryland 21202Telephone: 410-576-6344Fax: 410-576-7003Email: OpenGov@oag.state.md.us
Rachel SimmonsenOffice of the Attorney General200 St. Paul PlaceBaltimore, Maryland 21202
Telephone: 410-576-6344Fax: 410-576-7003Email: OpenGov@oag.state.md.us
200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
410-576-6300 / En español 410-230-1712 / 1-888-743-0023 toll-free / TTY: Dial 7-1-1 or 800-735-2258