Moving here twenty-two years ago, me and my family have experienced a great life here in our Richfield Station, Chesapeake Beach community. On the bay, this area has been a remarkable place to live and raise our family. The people I’ve been honored to meet, neighbors and so many, many other distinguished working folks and colleagues have helped me accomplish three wonderful years as Town Councilman. I am honored to have been elected and am honored to serve our Town residents and taxpayers.
I have a degree in Construction Management and have worked as a commercial project manager for over 18 years. Managing a myriad of diverse local, county and state projects has affording me a lengthy list of professional acquaintances. I am also a carpenter by trade and a licensed Home Inspector. Having owned a small business for over 12 years helps me better understand business owner perspectives. Understanding that things are constantly changing, we work to increase our knowledge base. Since being on council several of us have completed the Excellence in Municipal Government Academy through the Maryland Municipal League and I’ve taken select graduate classes.
My family has been blessed to experience PTAs through Beach Elementary, Windy Hill Middle, and Northern HS. I had served many years on our HOA Board and look forward to being able to continue to contribute to the large and diverse Richfield Community. Our Town residents make up around 70% HOA and our Town administration has strived to faithfully and equitably contend with demarcation of Town and HOA responsibilities.
Working hard to keep our Town running, our Town Hall staff promotes efficiency and a healthy calendar for us all to enjoy. We work hard to make wise decisions for our taxpayers, residents, business owners and visitors. Advancing Town business has been a priority for me because sometimes you need to move forward and figure some things out along the way.
I enjoy walking our dog Rita on the Fishing Creek Trail and I look forward to expansion of our trail systems. Town Hall has been growing its walkable and interconnective community vision and has been steadfast in its commitment on this.
I strive to encourage transparency in public policy as well as smart and responsible developer policies.
With the expansion of resort properties, gaming and community expansions comes additional tax help in maintaining and improving adequate public facilities. This includes our responsibilities at Fishing Creek, many unique outdoor facilities and preserves, our roads, sidewalks and utility systems. With an array of pressures and undercurrents to Planning and Zoning changes, I remain critical of Maryland’s one-half percentage cap on taxing Town gaming proceeds.
Our Waterpark has been more or less self sufficient while providing so much to the local community.
The Town has been here for a long time and we are in fact shepherds of it and not merely legislators. I am proud to call Chesapeake Beach home, have appreciated this office and the opportunity to work with some very talented colleagues and a very special community.