It is with deep emotion that I let you know that I will not be seeking reelection this year, ending my twenty-five years on the Laurel City Council.
During my tenure on the Laurel City Council, I served several terms as Council President and President pro tem mentoring and providing guidance and advice to newer Councilpersons, while representing the needs of all citizens in an even-handed approach.
I was proud to provide leadership on the Patuxent River Commission, while serving on Maryland Municipal League, National League of Cities, and Council of Governments committees. I enjoyed working with the Administration and other members of the City Council to provide oversight of City budgets and Capital Improvement Plans.
During my tenure working with the Mayor’s Office I pushed and supported a substantive increase to the City of Laurel Pension Plan funds to ensure that resources will be available in the future to meet the pension needs of our employees when they retire. I will not be going anywhere as my wife Mary Eileen and I plan to spend our retirement years on Prince George Street, a family tradition.
I want to thank the many City residents I have met over the years and wish the City Council members the very best. I have assured Mayor Moe that I will be available when needed and when called.