The Town of Capitol Heights operates under the council-manager form of government. The town administrator serves as chief administrative officer and directly reports to the Town Council. Under the town administration are the functions of:
- Finance and Human Resources Administration
- Town Records (Town Clerk) - Christopher Quintyne, Assistant Town Administrator/Town Clerk
- Business License and Permitting
- Community Relations and Outreach
- Town Administration and Oversight
Michelle Bailey-Hedgepeth, Town Administrator
Michelle joined the Town in September 2011 as town administrator. She has more then twelve years of local government experience and has previously served as the assistant to the city manager and strategic planning analyst for the City of North Las Vegas, NV and as the assistant to the city manager for the City of Champaign, IL.
Michelle has extensive experience in research, policy development, project management and community and media relations. Mrs. Bailey-Hedgepeth is responsible for the day to day operations of the Town and works hard to be a part of the community.
Michelle Bailey-Hedgepeth holds both a Master of Science in public administration from Florida State University, Tallahassee Florida and Bachelor of Arts in political science from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. She has also earned a certificate in public management from ICMA.
Bailey-Hedgepeth is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA); American Society for Public Administration (ASPA); Maryland City County Management Association (MCCMA); and the she served as the president of the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) along with many other community and civic organizations.
Michelle is married to Warren Hedgepeth and has one daughter Sophia Hedgepeth.
Christopher R. Quintyne, Assistant Town Administrator
Christopher joined the Town of Capitol Heights in September 2013 as the Assistant Town Administrator. He has eight years of experience serving in the federal government, Louisiana State Legislature as well as the United States House of Representatives and Senate.
Prior to joining the Capitol Heights team, Christopher served as a law clerk in the Louisiana House of Representatives for the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus (LLBC), where he worked with all 32 members and three LLBC chairmen to assist in implementing policy initiatives. He has also served as a staffer with the National Institutes of Health, United States Department of Justice, as well as the District of Columbia Superior Court.
Christopher has extensive experience in community relations, policy development, and legal research.
A Maryland native, Christopher holds both a Juris Doctor and a Master’s in Public Administration from Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA and a Bachelor of Arts from American University, Washington, DC.