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The City of Annapolis has both a rich history and a bright future. Our historic town is packed with potential to be a world-class destination City that is also a great place to live, work and play.
About the Office of the Mayor
The Mayor’s Office is responsible for the overall management of City government. The City of Annapolis has adopted a "Mayor-Council" governance in which the Mayor chairs the City Council and also serves as the chief executive of the city government. The Mayor's Office is responsible for managing all city departments and carrying out the policies adopted by the City Council. To learn more about the Annapolis City Council, visit the City Council page. The Mayor is limited to two (consecutive) four-year terms in office. Individual alderpersons are also elected to four-year terms (but do not have term limits).
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About Mayor Buckley
When I ran for Mayor, I was committed to moving Annapolis forward. I often said, “we have to celebrate our history, but you can’t get stuck in it.” In my first term as Mayor, we successfully moved a number of initiatives forward, including:
- In 2020, we opened a new $4 million pool at Truxtun Park. It includes three pools (one with winding slides, an Olympic-sized lap pool, and a zero entry pool), new bath houses, a snack shack, stormwater controls, new landscaping and a new parking lot;
- In 2021, Truxtun Park’s tennis and pickleball courts were refurbished.
- In 2019, the City Dock Action Committee convened and came up with solutions for ongoing nuisance flooding at City Dock. This community-soured plan will include a world-class waterfront park;
- In 2021, we acquired Burtis House, which will be incorporated into our plans for City Dock’
- Between April of 2022 and June of 2023, the dilapidated downtown Hillman Garage was demolished and rebuilt;
- We worked with the Caucus of African American leaders to install the Guardians of the First Amendment Memorial on Compromise Street;
- We brought the Singer-Songwriter Festival to Annapolis;
- We implemented or created plans for solutions and sought grant-funding for resolve nuisance flooding on Compromise Street
- We have increased the treatment of stormwater at City and on individual sites around the City
- We opened a brand new Department of Public Works building on Hudson Street; we will decommission an industrial use site of the current public works facility at the headwaters of Spa Creek;
- We entered into a grant-funded planning process with the Housing Authority for the City of Annapolis to redevelop Eastport Terrace and Harbour House
- We opened one of America’s largest solar parks on the old landfill at Waterworks Park
- We partnered with M.O.R.E. to create hiking and cycling trails on more than 600 acres of City-owned property at Waterworks Park.
- We actively assisted residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- For more information and updates on our accomplishments, please review the 2020 Progress Report.