North County Water & Sewer Authority


Quarterly meetings are held on the last Thursday of March, June, September and December, at 5:00 p.m. at the Henderson Town Hall in Henderson, Maryland, unless another location is specified. The June meeting serves as the Authority's Annual Meeting.


Name Role Type Term
Mayor Sandy Cook
President Henderson Representative
Commissioner Wilbur Levengood
Secretary/Treasurer Caroline Representative
12/14 1/22
Mayor Helen Knotts
Templeville Representative
1/13 11/22
Commissioner Elizabeth Simmons Member Marydel Representative 5/20 5/23

Community Rep Bill Knotts Member Marydel Representative 9/20 9/21


The authority shall consist of five directors. In addition the authority will include a representative of each political subdivision: 
  • Caroline County
  • Henderson
  • Marydel
  • Templeville
Maryland State law requires that entities such as the Authority have five or more Directors. The Authority was formed with five Directors; when the number of member political jurisdictions was reduced to four, the member jurisdictions began rotating the appointment of the fifth Director from the member political jurisdictions on an annual basis. The governing body of each jurisdiction appoints the fifth Director to serve a term of one year. 


The governing body of each member jurisdiction appoints its own Director to serve on the Authority. Officers of the Authority are elected annually by the Directors at the Annual Meeting in June.

Term of Office

Directors are appointed to 3-year terms, with the exception of the annual rotating Director, who serves a term of one year.

Charge / Authority

(Caroline County Code Chapter 173 Water and Sewer Districts and Authorities, Article 1)
The Authority was created to carry out essential governmental functions and services necessary to operate a sanitary sewer district and sewerage system as well as to operate a water district and water system in the North County area of Caroline County. The four political subdivisions of the authority are: 
  • The Commissioners of Marydel
  • The Commissioners of Henderson
  • The Commissioners of Templeville
  • The County Commissioners of Caroline County