Mayor William T. Martin

Mayor William T. Martin

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 up lighting 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.”