James "Bud" C. Church

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James C. “Bud” Church was elected as a County Commissioner in 2002 and is currently serving his fourth term in office. He was elected as the first County Commissioner in the newly formed District Three. He previously served the County Commissioners as vice president in 2009 and as president from 2010 to 2014. He currently represents the County Commissioners as a voting member of the Tri-County Council (TCC) for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and as a member of the Salisbury-Wicomico-Ocean City Regional Airport Commission. He is also their primary representative on the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Legislative Committee.

Commissioner Church is the Broker Owner of Coldwell Banker Bud Church Realty, Inc. in Ocean City. Prior to becoming a County Commissioner, he served as a Worcester County Board of Education member for 10 years, serving eight years as president. Commissioner Church is serving on the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation Board of Directors. He has also served as past president of the Maryland Association of Realtors, being honored as Realtor of the Year. He is past president of the Ocean City Convention and Visitors Bureau and Ocean City Recreation and Parks. Commissioner Church was honored with the 2010 Realtors Lifetime Achievement Award. He and his wife, Allyson, reside in West Ocean City and enjoy attending their grandchildren’s Little League and lacrosse games.

Contact information

12542 Fleetway Drive
Ocean City, Maryland 21842

(443) 783-1891