Mayor's Office


This office is responsible for the overall management of the City government. The City of Annapolis has a "Mayor-Council" form of government 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.


The mayor serves a four-year term and is elected citywide at the same time as the eight aldermen/women are elected from their respective wards. Unlike the Alderpersons who have no term limits, the Mayor is term-limited to two consecutive four-year terms.

Mayor Mike Pantelides was sworn in on December 2, 2013 and is serving his first term, which expires in December 2017.

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Thomas Andrews- City Manager

As the City Manager, Tom manages the day-to-day operations of the City of Annapolis. Also tasked with managing all departments and fiscal responsibilities of the city of Annapolis. Tom also advises City Council and the Mayor on management and policy practices.

Tara Hargadon-  Ombudsman/Chief of Staff

As supervisor, Tara manages and supervises the day-to-day operations of the Mayor's office which includes: Special events, Community Relations, Constituent Services, Environmental Policy, ADA requirements, African American Liaison, Hispanic Liaison, and attends many events on the Mayor's behalf. 

Rhonda Wardlaw- Chief Communications Officer

As the Chief Communications Officer, Rhonda directs all communications from the Mayor's Office and the City of Annapolis. Ms. Wardlaw also handles communications for the Mayor's newsletter, monthly updates, City TV, media requests, social media and all other forms of communication.

Felicia Nolan- Special Events Coordinator

As the Special Events Coordinator, Felicia is charged with overseeing all city sponsored events, approving community events, organizing community events, coordinating city efforts for multiple events such as the Military Bowl and reviewing event plans within the city.

Kyle Tibbs- Community Relations Specialist

As the Community Relations Specialist, Kyle is tasked with overseeing all the community associations and HOA's registered with the city. Kyle also serves as the Boards and Commissions coordinator, American Disabilities Act Director, and Constituent services liaison.

Michele Cross- Assistant to the Mayor

As the Assistant to the Mayor, Michele is charged with overseeing the Mayor's Schedule, and other duties as assigned.

Bob Agee- Adviser to the Mayor

As an adviser to the Mayor, Bob is tasked with advising the Mayor on policy, legislation, and all other city matters. Bob also attends meetings on behalf of the Mayor.

Larry Griffin- African American Community Liaison

Larry serves as a liaison between the City of Annapolis and the African American Community. Tasked with being a voice and resource for the African American Community and reporting concerns to the City within his community. See more information under Community Relations.