Mayor Michael John Pantelides
Michael John Pantelides became the 136th Mayor of Annapolis in November of 2013.
Mayor Pantelides understands that the 300 + years of historic charm at City Dock comes with aging infrastructure that must be addressed, including replacement of the bulkhead and implementation of flood control measures.
He began right-sizing government, reorganized departments and created initiatives that support business and economic development in the city, always mindful of the fragile environment. He also passed the city’s 2015 budget by an eight to one vote. The budget process was substantial and benefits the citizens by providing the important services, programs, and projects they demand and deserve without raising real estate taxes.
Partnerships are paramount to Mayor Pantelides. He is proud of the numerous outreach efforts already accomplished with the Anne Arundel County School System and the County Executive, along with local and state elected officials. Mayor Pantelides also brought on a Hispanic liaison to work with local faith based groups and the growing Hispanic community, in an effort to eliminate current language barriers.
The Mayor is a third generation Annapolitian, whose grandparents arrived in Annapolis from Greece and Cyprus in the 1940's, and opened The Royal Restaurant in the heart of the City’s historic district.
His personal experience as an Eagle Scout, a volunteer with the Annapolis Jaycees, Habitat for Humanity, 21st Century Education Foundation, and faith-based groups give him a unique perspective of those in need.
Michael John Pantelides was born in Annapolis on September 5, 1983 to parents John and Gloria Pantelides. He attended Kneseth Israel Kindergarden, Germantown Elementary School, St. Martins Lutheran School in Annapolis and Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn. In 2007 he received a B.A. in Philosophy from West Virginia University.
Mayor Pantelides is an Ex Officio member of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, is a board member on the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Visitors Bureau and sits on the Legislative Committee for the Maryland Municipal League.