Eleanor "Elly" Tierney  
City Council
Title: Alderwoman, Ward 1 (D)
Phone: 410-231-1316
Eleanor M. Tierney megamenu


Elly Tierney has been a downtown Annapolis resident and business owner since 2011 when she and her husband relocated from Washington DC to pursue her dream of owning a bed and breakfast. After her 30 year career in Building Construction Management it was time! Since living here she immediately immersed herself with local city issues while at the same time falling in love with Annapolis unique appeal and character. As someone who has worked in Construction for so long, she has a deep understanding not only of building but of an aging city's physical needs and the multi-discipline approach it takes to solve them. Problems such as flooding, as-built deterioration, and sustainability of the downtown area problems are shared by many east coast historical seaside towns compounded with limited funds. She also believes that protecting our present historical fabric is not incompatible with economic possibilities for a more livable downtown.

Elly is experienced in managing multi-discipline teams to meet stated objectives within budgets of projects up to $900 million in value. This effort has won her two Staff awards in the course of her career with Turner Construction, a national builder. Her career was built on her Civil Engineering and Construction Management Degrees that she supplemented with a study of Architecture with emphasis on Historic Preservation.

She is a member of several Honor Societies and actively participates in local organizations that benefit residents and businesses of Annapolis such as Historic Annapolis, Caritas, Downtown Annapolis Partnership, and Citizen Review Board for Anne Arundel County Visitors Center, Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center, and Annapolis Bed & Breakfast Association.

Her leadership has been demonstrated from an early age from when she was an officer in the Student and Parish Councils to Secretary of Annapolis B&B Association to being President of the Ward One Residents Association for three years.

She resides with her husband Joe Tierney on East Street. They have four grown children. 

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