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Back to School Readiness Program

Tuesday, August 09 2016

Back to School Readiness Program

Saturday August 20, 2016

10:00-3:00pm

Vivian Dodson Municipal Center

Program Registration Form

August 8, 2016 Public Meeting

Monday, August 08 2016

MAYOR & COUNCIL

PUBLIC SESSION MEETING

AUGUST 8, 2016

7:00 PM

Movie Under The Stars

Wednesday, July 13 2016

Every 3rd Friday from June-September

(Different Town Location Each Month; Check Town of Capitol Heights Website for Location)

August 19, 2016 8:15(Dusk)

Location: Larchmont Park/Basketball Park (Larchmont & Cumberland Avenue)

Bring your lawn chairs,blankets, and your entire family!

Note: Movie will not be shown in the event of rain/storm

PRESS RELEASE-TOWN ADMINISTRATOR

Tuesday, July 05 2016

PRESS RELEASE

The Town of Capitol Heights Welcomes its new Town Administrator

Dr. Christopher Hershey

 

After several months of interviews and a national search, The Town of Capitol Heights, located in Capitol Heights, Maryland hires a new Town Administrator.

Dr. Christopher Hershey has over two decades of public service, Foreign Service, diplomatic, and decorated military experience. He has extensive experience leading small and large, complex organizations by building strong teams, cultivating strong relationships with stakeholders, and using finely-honed operations management, financial, and personnel skills. He has had successful leadership experience in both local municipal and federal government, as well as in the nonprofit sector.

In addition to his extensive leadership experience, he brings a high-level of accountability and oversight experience as well an extensive practice in policy formulation, contract negotiation, day-to-day operational analysis, managing and motivating personnel, and strategic planning and working with local government and surrounding communities and political leaders.

Dr. Hershey joined the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Affairs Officer promoting Economic Development projects and strengthening Public Relations, then later working Congressional and Inspector General issues related to Accountability and Oversight. He also served at The White House as International Policy Advisor. After leaving the Executive Office of the President, he was appointed to serve as a Diplomatic member of the United States Delegation to the United Nations in Vienna to attend high-level bilateral meetings and negotiations. Before joining the State Department, he was a County Executive Director of Meals on Wheels, best known for its focus on nutrition and combating senior hunger.

He is a proud veteran and has earned numerous military awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal and two Achievement Medals, one of which was awarded to him during his fourth tour in the Middle East.

As a staunch Education and Human Rights advocate, Dr. Hershey published a children's book entitled The Art of Peace. He also published a public management and leadership book to inspire those seeking careers in public service – The Vision to Serve: Cultivating a Legacy of Public Service. He is married to Rebecca Hershey, Esq., an advocate for human rights and former civil rights attorney, and they have three children.

Dr. Hershey graduated summa cum laude from Saint Thomas University with his Doctorate in Education. He also holds a Masters in Public Administration from North Carolina Central University and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership and Management program from Duke University.

“I am passionate about the role of local government in building and improving strong communities as well as championing growth and effectiveness,” Hershey said. “As Town Administrator, I look forward to working with the mayor, town council, staff, residents and businesses to help achieve positive results for the community and residents of Capitol Heights.”



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Mayor and Council Work Session

Monday, June 20 2016

MAYOR AND COUNCIL WORK SESSION

MONDAY, June 20, 2016

7:00 PM

*LEGAL DISCUSSION

Please Note: Pursuant to the Annotated Code of Maryland, State Government Article Section 10-508(a), the Council by majority vote may retire to executive or closed session at any time during the meeting. Should the Council retire to executive or closed session the chair will announce the reasons and a report will be issued at a future meeting disclosing the reasons for such closed session.

Mayor and Council Executive Session and Closed Meeting

Monday, June 13 2016

MAYOR AND COUNCIL EXECUTIVE SESSION AND WORK SESSION

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016

BUDGET HEARING

7:00 PM

*LEGAL DISCUSSION

Please Note: Pursuant to the Annotated Code of Maryland, State Government Article Section 10-508(a), the Council by majority vote may retire to executive or closed session at any time during the meeting. Should the Council retire to executive or closed session the chair will announce the reasons and a report will be issued at a future meeting disclosing the reasons for such closed session.


Budget Hearing and Work Session

Friday, June 03 2016

JUNE 6, 2016

BUDGET HEARING AS PROVIDED BY CHARTER

WORK SESSION (Council Only)

BUDGET AND PERSONNEL

7:00 PM

 

JUNE 8, 2016

WORK SESSION (Council Only)

7:00 pm

Mayor and Council Executive Session and Closed Meeting

Tuesday, May 31 2016

MAYOR AND COUNCIL EXECUTIVE SESSION

WEDNESDAY JUNE 1, 2016

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

7:00PM

Council expected to vote to go into executive session to discuss fiscal year 2017 proposed budget

Please Note: Pursuant to the Annotated Code of Maryland, State Government Article Section 10-508(a), the Council by majority vote may retire to executive or closed session at any time during the meeting. Should the Council retire to executive or closed session the chair will announce the reasons and a report will be issued at a future meeting disclosing the reasons for such closed session.

2016 Capitol Heights Day Special Edition Newsletter

Tuesday, May 24 2016

2016 Capitol Heights Day Special Edition Newsletter

Please click the link below to see the newsletter:

Capitol Heights Day Newsletter

Mayor and Council Public Meeting

Friday, May 20 2016

MAYOR AND COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING

MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016

7:00 PM

*LEGAL DISCUSSION

Please Note: Pursuant to the Annotated Code of Maryland, State Government Article Section 10-508(a), the Council by majority vote may retire to executive or closed session at any time during the meeting. Should the Council retire to executive or closed session the chair will announce the reasons and a report will be issued at a future meeting disclosing the reasons for such closed session.

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