Mayor's Office

Learn more about the Mayor's Office

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. 

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 have successfully moved a number of initiatives forward, including: 

  • At Truxtun Park, we have a new pool with winding slides, an Olympic-sized pool and a separate, zero entry pool, plus tennis and pickleball courts. 
  • We have signed the pre-development agreement (PDA) with a group to rebuild Hillman Garage.
  • We have either implemented or created short, mid- and long-term solutions to ongoing nuisance flooding at City Dock. We also have a community-sourced plan for the reimagining of City Dock which will include a world-class waterfront park. This will be the largest municipal project in the City’s history. 
  • We have increased the treatment of stormwater
  • We will have a new Public Works building on Hudson Street and we will be able to decommission an industrial use site of the current public works facility at the headwaters of Spa Creek. 
  • We opened the solar park 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 have actively assisted our residents and businesses during COVID-19 pandemic.
  • For more information and updates on our accomplishments, please review the 2020 Progress Report. 

Our vision ensures that we are enhancing quality of life for all residents in all wards, helping businesses, making our City more sustainable, keeping our communities safe, and focused on creating partnerships to achieve this vision. 

  1. Gavin Buckley

    Gavin Buckley

    Phone: 410-263-7997

About the Office of Mayor

The Mayor’s Office is responsible for the overall management of 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.

Term in Office

The Mayor is an elected position and serves a four-year term. The mayor is elected citywide at the same time as the eight Aldermen/women. The Mayor is term-limited to two consecutive four-year terms (unlike the Alderpersons who have no term limits).