Laurel Council member Mike Leszcz has been tapped to serve as chair of the Patuxent River Commission.
According to a release by the City of Laurel, Leszcz was elected to the position earlier this month and will represent and other municipalities that abut the Patuxent River Watershed.
The PRC is a 34-member, inter-jurisdictional group that was created by legislative action of the Maryland General Assembly in 1980 to address Patuxent River watershed issues.
Leszcz last served as the organization's vice chair in 2007. He was appointed to the commission by Gov. Martin O'Malley
Councilman Leszcz said in a statement that he is very pleased by the support of the other PRC Commissioners and looks forward to continuing to be a part of the Commission’s programs and planning activities geared toward the restoration and protection of the Patuxent River.