Bill Martin was elected Mayor in May 2015. He had previously served seven years on the Havre de Grace City Council, leading as Council President for three of those years.
Key accomplishments at the beginning of his term as Mayor include the completion and dedication of Veterans Park, the holiday uplighting on Washington Street, and the outdoor Ice Rink at Hutchins Park.
Bill has been a resident of Havre de Grace since 1992, following his parents’ relocation to the area as they expanded their antique postcard business. He graduated with a B.A. in U.S. History and Secondary Education from Salisbury State University in 1997. Bill continued his studies with a Master’s of Science degree in Education (2005) and 30 plus graduate credits in Education (2007) through Walden University. Bill has used this education in his daily life as an 8th grade U.S. History teacher at Aberdeen Middle School, where he has taught for the past seventeen years. His wife, Taryn, also teaches at Aberdeen Middle School.
Bill and Taryn live in Grace Harbour with their three children: Devon, Molly and Will. Devon attends Havre de Grace High School where he plays for the Varsity Boys Soccer Team. Molly and Will attend Meadowvale Elementary. They keep busy in many Havre de Grace Recreation Programs, to include: soccer, dance, Girl Scouts, basketball, softball, and baseball.
Bill is a member of Susquehanna Lodge #130 of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. He is also an active hockey player, playing weekly with the Phantoms at Ice World in Abingdon.
“My vision is for Havre de Grace to remain a great place to raise my kids. That it is the type of community that is safe, healthy, financially sound, and civically minded. I will work my hardest to uphold and preserve these qualities for our city. Finally, I would hope that as we look towards the promise of the future, we always keep a watchful eye on our treasured past.”
David Glenn was born in Rock Hall, Maryland and moved to Havre de Grace in 1967 following his parents’ relocation to this area in order to reduce his dad’s commute as an Aberdeen Proving Ground firefighter. As a youth, he was involved in many local sports activities and community organizations to include the Boy Scouts, where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout (scouting’s highest honor). Beginning in 1970 at the early age of 13, he got his first job with McLhinney’s News Stand, a local downtown business, where he worked for 9 years. He is a proud graduate of Havre de Grace High School (Class of 1975) and continued his studies with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Towson University 1979. Following his graduation from Towson University, he was selected for an Army internship with Aberdeen Proving Ground and has spent the past 33+ years as a dedicated civil servant. His current position is a Supervisory Management Analyst where he has had to work the tough issues such as budget uncertainty, manpower reductions and Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) issues. David also continued his studies while working full-time earning a Master’s of Science Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University in 1991.
David exemplifies the Havre de Grace High School motto, “Enter to Learn; Leave to Serve.” Since graduating from Towson University in 1979, he has donated countless hours back to his community he is so proud to call home: 30+ years as a Little League Baseball coach where he was selected to the Havre de Grace Little League Hall of Fame (2004); PTA President of Meadowvale Elementary School where he was instrumental in making the renovation efforts a reality; Continue to serve on the James Harris Field Committee ensuring our children have a field they can be proud of; Active with S.M.I.L.E.S (Service Makes an Individual’s Life Extra Special) as well as the Children’s Miracle Network; established the Ben Keyes Scholarship, etc. In recognition of his selfless service, David and his family was selected as Harford County’s Volunteer Family of the Year in the year 2000.
David married to the former Terri Culley in 1982 and they have two children: Kellie, a trauma nurse at Christiana Hospital in Delaware and Shawn who is proudly serving his country in the U.S Air Force.
“I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Havre de Grace. I will make certain that I will solicit their input, listen to what they have to say, and when it comes to making a decision, vote to do the right thing for all the right reasons. It will take a total team effort. Working together, we can undoubtedly make a difference.”
Stephen J. Gamatoria, “Steve” was elected to the Havre de Grace City Council again in May 2016, having previously served on the City Council in 2006-2008, and 2014-2016. Steve was elected Council President in 2007, 2015 and 2016.
Steve currently serves as the Chair of the City’s Water & Sewer Commission and the Benefits & Compensation Commission; He Chairs the Council Administrative Committee and sits on the DPW and Budget & Finance Committee.
Steve was born and raised in Havre de Grace, attended Havre de Grace Public Schools and Harford Community College. Throughout his life, Steve has remained active in the Havre de Grace Community – as a Coach of the Havre de Grace Youth Soccer program, Havre de Grace Little League, as well as the Men’s JV and Varsity Soccer Coach at Havre de Grace High School. Since 1978, Steve has been a member of the Susquehanna Hose Company, Inc., where he held the positions First and Second Assistant Fire Chief, Vice President, Treasurer and Board Member. In 2008- Steve was inducted into the Harford- Cecil Fireman’s Hall of Fame, and was appointed as the Vice Chair of the Harford County Fire & EMS Commission in 2014 and 2015.
Steve serves as Secretary and Board Member for the “Community Projects of Havre de Grace, Inc.”, a non- profit organization whose mission is to raise funds for community projects within the City of Havre de Grace.
Steve and his wife of 36 years, Pattie reside on South Union Avenue, along with Steve’s father Charlie. They have one son Steve Jr.
“My message is simple, don’t stay on the sidelines, come in and get involved… there is a place for you. As citizens, we have no choice, but to be part of the process. It is our responsibility as stewards of Havre de Grace to “get involved”… We are only here to enjoy what is in front of us for such a short period of time. We must capture every opportunity to make Havre de Grace a better place for those who will follow.”
First elected to Havre de Grace City Council in 2015, Monica has been a resident of Havre de Grace Resident since 1994. Married to David Worrell for thirty years, she is the mother of two grown sons, Daniel and Christopher. In addition to her work with City Council, she is the Marketing and Operations Director for Advanced Eye Care & Aesthetics located in Bel Air, MD.
For the past two years, Council Member Worrell has served as Council Liaison to the Havre de Grace Green Team, Historic Preservation Commission, Economic Development Advisory Board, and the Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce. Beginning in August of 2016, she volunteered to serve as the Council Liaison to the Independence Day Celebration Committee and Commission. She chairs the Council’s Budget and Finance Committee and serves on the Council’s Public Safety Committee, and Planning Committee.
Throughout her career, Monica has worked in both the private and public sectors. She has worked for local government in the public safety sector and in the hospitality & tourism, hotel, restaurant industries as well as the medical field. She has owned her own business and prides herself on being a homeowner, a wife, a mother, daughter, and community volunteer. She is committed to her community.
“My life experiences have served me well when faced with the decisions I have made as a public servant for the past two years. Throughout my tenure as your Councilwoman, I have been fiscally responsibility, demonstrated my strong work ethic, possess a natural curiosity and strong analytical abilities. I am determined to do the right thing, in the right way, at the right time. My willingness to listen to all opinions coupled with genuine kindness and respect of and courtesy to others are at the very core of how I choose to serve. “
“My priorities are to work for the long-term well-being of the community, encompassing both economic vitality and environmental protection; a vibrant cultural life and essential infrastructure; public safety for our neighborhoods and businesses, and safety net services for those in need; jobs for our workforce; security for our seniors and a promising community for our young. For the past two years that I have served, I have worked diligently on projects and actions that support these goals.”
“Dave” has lived in Maryland his entire life. He has been married to his wife, Deborah, for more than 35 years. They have one child, Christopher, and a daughter-in-law, Jessica, and their first grandchild, Finley Grace, born in August 2014. They moved to Jarrettsville in 1987 to raise Chris in a rural environment. After Chris and Jess were married their careers took them to Washington DC area for employment. Dave and Debbie decided to down size. After looking in Annapolis, Ellicott City, Havre de Grace and Frederick they fell in love with the quiet, historic and scenic lifestyle of Havre de Grace. The moved to Havre de Grace in November 2012.
He retired from the Maryland State Police in August 1994. He was employed 14 years with Fortune 500 companies (Proctor & Gamble, Esttee Lauder and Home Depot/HD Supply) and for the last 6 years he has owned and operated an independent employee’s benefit consulting firm specializing in helping employers of all sizes.
Michael Hitchings became a Havre de Grace resident in the early 90’s when he moved to the area after his family relocated and his father took a position at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He graduated from Havre de Grace High school and proceeded to St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, he soon returned to Havre de Grace to start and raise his family. Michael continued his education and graduated in 2015 with a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering.
He works for the Federal Government on Aberdeen Proving Ground and has spent the majority of his career as a Project Manager overseeing and coordinating the design, construction, renovation, and operation of facilities on APG. His leadership training and experience with the Army has translated over into his personal life where he has served as a member of the Havre de Grace Planning Commission (03/11 – 04/13) and the Havre de Grace Board of Appeals (04/13 – 06/15) as well as other boards and commissions.
Michael is happily married to his wife Shannon and together they work hard to raise three children; Kaeley, Raelyn, and Aiden. He also serves as a community volunteer in the Havre de Grace Parks and Recreation program supporting our community youth programs as an outdoor and indoor soccer coach, coaching multiple teams per season, supporting the Meadowvale PTA program and their various activities year round, and generally responding to the call for assistance when it is made. He is also an active member of Susquehanna Lodge #130 of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons. The focus for his volunteerism and community support is to ensure the best environment for his family, friends, and community members.
Jason began working in the HVAC trade in high school, and continued in the industry following graduation. In 2006, he joined the military. Jason deployed with the US Army to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008/ 2009. Part of his duty included training the Iraqi Army on the sustainment of US utility equipment. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his efforts.
After leaving active duty, Jason began working on his bachelor’s. Once he completed his BA in Government and Public Policy at the University of Baltimore, Jason continued to pursue a life of public service by working on veteran hiring policy at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This led Jason to the White House where he advocated on behalf of the veteran and military family community; working with private partners and service organizations to ensure the needs of the veteran community were relayed to the Administration.
Jason has served as a budget analyst for the Bureau of the Budget and Research Management within the City of Baltimore’s Department of Finance, and is currently an analyst with the federal government at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
He and his wife, Tracy, fell in love with the city of Havre de Grace and felt blessed to have the opportunity to raise their young son, Colt, here. Jason serves as liaison to myriad City Commissions and Committees, is a member of the American Legion Post 47, and a drilling Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) with the Army Reserves.