Bill Martin was elected Mayor in May 2015. He had previously served seven years on the Havre de Grace City Council, leading as Council President for three of those years.
Key accomplishments at the beginning of his term as Mayor include the completion and dedication of Veterans Park, the holiday uplighting on Washington Street, and the outdoor Ice Rink at Hutchins Park.
Bill has been a resident of Havre de Grace since 1992, following his parents’ relocation to the area as they expanded their antique postcard business. He graduated with a B.A. in U.S. History and Secondary Education from Salisbury State University in 1997. Bill continued his studies with a Master’s of Science degree in Education (2005) and 30 plus graduate credits in Education (2007) through Walden University. Bill has used this education in his daily life as an 8th grade U.S. History teacher at Aberdeen Middle School, where he has taught for the past seventeen years. His wife, Taryn, also teaches at Aberdeen Middle School.
Bill and Taryn live in Grace Harbour with their three children: Devon, Molly and Will. Devon attends Havre de Grace High School where he plays for the Varsity Boys Soccer Team. Molly and Will attend Meadowvale Elementary. They keep busy in many Havre de Grace Recreation Programs, to include: soccer, dance, Girl Scouts, basketball, softball, and baseball.
Bill is a member of Susquehanna Lodge #130 of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. He is also an active hockey player, playing weekly with the Phantoms at Ice World in Abingdon.
“My vision is for Havre de Grace to remain a great place to raise my kids. That it is the type of community that is safe, healthy, financially sound, and civically minded. I will work my hardest to uphold and preserve these qualities for our city. Finally, I would hope that as we look towards the promise of the future, we always keep a watchful eye on our treasured past.”
David Glenn was born in Rock Hall, Maryland and moved to Havre de Grace in 1967 following his parents’ relocation to this area in order to reduce his dad’s commute as an Aberdeen Proving Ground firefighter. As a youth, he was involved in many local sports activities and community organizations to include the Boy Scouts, where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout (scouting’s highest honor). Beginning in 1970 at the early age of 13, he got his first job with McLhinney’s News Stand, a local downtown business, where he worked for 9 years. He is a proud graduate of Havre de Grace High School (Class of 1975) and continued his studies with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Towson University 1979. Following his graduation from Towson University, he was selected for an Army internship with Aberdeen Proving Ground and has spent the past 33+ years as a dedicated civil servant. His current position is a Supervisory Management Analyst where he has had to work the tough issues such as budget uncertainty, manpower reductions and Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) issues. David also continued his studies while working full-time earning a Master’s of Science Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University in 1991.
David exemplifies the Havre de Grace High School motto, “Enter to Learn; Leave to Serve.” Since graduating from Towson University in 1979, he has donated countless hours back to his community he is so proud to call home: 30+ years as a Little League Baseball coach where he was selected to the Havre de Grace Little League Hall of Fame (2004); PTA President of Meadowvale Elementary School where he was instrumental in making the renovation efforts a reality; Continue to serve on the James Harris Field Committee ensuring our children have a field they can be proud of; Active with S.M.I.L.E.S (Service Makes an Individual’s Life Extra Special) as well as the Children’s Miracle Network; established the Ben Keyes Scholarship, etc. In recognition of his selfless service, David and his family was selected as Harford County’s Volunteer Family of the Year in the year 2000.
David married to the former Terri Culley in 1982 and they have two children: Kellie, a trauma nurse at Christiana Hospital in Delaware and Shawn who is proudly serving his country in the U.S. Air Force.
“I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Havre de Grace. I will make certain that I will solicit their input, listen to what they have to say, and when it comes to making a decision, vote to do the right thing for all the right reasons. It will take a total team effort. Working together, we can undoubtedly make a difference.”
“Dave” has lived in Maryland his entire life. He has been married to his wife, Deborah, for more than 35 years. They have one child, Christopher, and a daughter-in-law, Jessica, and their first grandchild, Finley Grace, born in August 2014. They moved to Jarrettsville in 1987 to raise Chris in a rural environment. After Chris and Jess were married their careers took them to Washington, D.C. area for employment. Dave and Debbie decided to down size. After looking in Annapolis, Ellicott City, Havre de Grace and Frederick they fell in love with the quiet, historic and scenic lifestyle of Havre de Grace. The moved to Havre de Grace in November 2012.
He retired from the Maryland State Police in August 1994. He was employed 14 years with Fortune 500 companies (Proctor & Gamble, Esttee Lauder and Home Depot/HD Supply) and for the last 6 years he has owned and operated an independent employee’s benefit consulting firm specializing in helping employers of all sizes.
Jim Ringsaker moved to the area at age 16 in 1992 as an independent student after his father retired from the Army and stayed in Germany where they were stationed. After graduating from Havre de Grace High School, he attended Harford Community College, eventually graduating from Frostburg State University where he studied Political Science, Criminal Justice and Sociology. He and his wife Brenda have two children, Matthew and Sydney.
Jim is a Quality Assurance Specialist for the Maryland portion of Social Security Disability. He has served the City for 2.5 years on the Employee Wage and Benefits Commission. He is a member of Susquehanna Lodge #130 and Boumi Shriners and has served on the board of the Mid Atlantic Association of Shrine Motor Corps for four years, where he organizes events and raises money for Shriners Hospitals for Children. He coaches youth football and baseball and actively participates with his son’s Cub Scout Pack. Jim and his family sponsor their block for the Citizens Against Trash club.
His hobbies include woodworking, gardening, hiking and waterfowl hunting. As a family, they enjoy visiting National Parks and Battlefields. He is an avid motorcyclist and regularly participates in parades and competitions to support Shriners Hospitals for Children. He is also a former member of the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps and Susquehanna Hose Company.
As a councilman, his goal is to support growth while honoring the history and heritage our community was founded on and provide a new perspective for our current infrastructure needs, living up to our high school motto “Enter to Learn – Leave to Serve.”
Jason began working in the HVAC trade in high school, and continued in the industry following graduation. In 2006, he joined the military. Jason deployed with the U.S. Army to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2008/ 2009. Part of his duty included training the Iraqi Army on the sustainment of US utility equipment. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his efforts.
After leaving active duty, Jason began working on his bachelor’s. Once he completed his BA in Government and Public Policy at the University of Baltimore, Jason continued to pursue a life of public service by working on veteran hiring policy at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This led Jason to the White House where he advocated on behalf of the veteran and military family community; working with private partners and service organizations to ensure the needs of the veteran community were relayed to the Administration.
Jason currently serves as a budget analyst with the federal government, for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
He and his wife, Tracy, fell in love with the city of Havre de Grace and felt blessed to have the opportunity to raise their young son, Colt, here. As a Councilman, Jason is liaison to the Water and Sewer Commission, Havre de Grace Youth Commission, Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB); is a member of the Planning Committee and Admin Committee, and chairs the Budget and Finance Committee. Jason is also a member of the Executive Committee at the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47, and a drilling Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) with the US Army Reserves.
Casi Tomarchio was appointed to the City Council in November 2017 to complete the term vacated by Steve Gamatoria.
With over 25 years of project management experience focused on program management, strategic communications and command information, Casi is currently a management analyst for the U.S. Army Communication Electronics Command. Her past assignments have included serving as the executive officer for Software Engineering Center and as a member of the CECOM Commander’s Initiatives Group. Highly recognized for her work throughout her career, Casi has received the CECOM and C4ISR Mid-Level Employee of the Quarter awards, the U.S. Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service the U.S. Army Commander’s Award for Public Service and the MarCom Creativity Platinum Award recognizing outstanding achievement by marketing and communications practitioners.
Casi and her daughter, Alexandra, moved to Havre de Grace in 2013 to live closer to APG and the Chesapeake Bay. An active kayaker, Casi loves living near Tydings Park and especially the boat ramp. In 2015, she completed construction of her house which was featured in the Havre de Grace Candlelight Tour in 2016.
As an active member of the Warrior Proud effort, she has helped lead the charge in advocating for our new Middle and High School. In addition, Casi serves on the Maryland Health Care Commission and is a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Havre de Grace High School Parent Teacher Student Association and the Association of the U.S. Army.
Casi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Ursinus College and is a Certified Skilled Facilitator from Johns Hopkins University.
“I am incredibly honored to be given this opportunity to serve on the City Council and I look forward to working hard for everyone in my community. Thank you.”
Carolyn Zinner was appointed and confirmed to the City Council on Monday November 5, 2018 to complete the term vacated by Monica Worrell.
Carolyn and her husband Pete a former photojournalist, moved to Perryville in 1993 as “weekenders” from Kennett Square, and ended up moving to the area permanently in 1996 and then on to Havre de Grace in 2008, enjoying the sights, sounds, and beauty of “our charming City by the Bay.”
Carolyn began her career in Laboratory Medicine with a focus on Clinical Microbiology and eventually supervised her department in a large suburban hospital outside of Philadelphia. During that time, she was introduced to the beginning of what is now the patient electronic medical record or EMR. This experience led her to apply for a position in the Hospital Information System (HIS) field and thus began a new chapter combining her on hands healthcare experience with solutions that would enhance patient safety while easing documentation obstacles for providers.
After more than 25 years as a Project Manager implementing hospital information systems in both private and public sectors, Carolyn retired from Christiana Care Health System. Carolyn holds degrees in Medical Technology from Hahnemann University School of Allied Health Professions and Health Care Administration from Widener University.
As a member of Soroptimist International Havre de Grace Club, Carolyn is assigned to the Scholarship Committee, which each year awards academic, general, art, and photography scholarships to local high school girls to pursue higher education.
“As a new Council member, I look forward to listening and learning more each day about city government in order to better serve the citizens of Havre de Grace with honesty and integrity.”