Joe Budge  
City Council
Title: Alderman, Ward 1 (D)
Phone: 410-260-3401
Joe Budge

Joe Budge is a retired computer software executive and community member in Ward One.

He settled in the Annapolis Historic District with his family 10 years ago. He had moved to the area 8 years earlier, opening an office above Conduit and Main - just in time for the re-bricking of Main Street. His background as a computer software executive includes project management, marketing, finance and programming. As a Group Manager for Silicon Valley software companies he was responsible for product lines that achieved $100 million/year in annual sales.

Since retirement he has been active in civic affairs and has served on several City committees. Joe represented Ward One on the 2009 Comprehensive Plan, the West Street Vision, and the City Dock Committees. He led the Ward One Residents Association in shaping City policies on Market House, Special Events, Liquor Laws, the budget and other subjects, and was President of the Association for two years.

Joe was born on the West Coast, near San Francisco, and educated in New England and North Carolina. Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with concentration in Environmental Studies and Economics from Williams College and a Master of Arts in Anatomy and a Master of Business Administration, both from Duke University. 

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