The Town of Edmonston governing body consists of a Mayor and four Council members, supported by a Town Administrator and Town Clerk. The Town is divided into two wards, and two Council members represent each ward. The Mayor and Council Members are elected to three-year terms of office.
Town Council meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Work sessions are occasionally scheduled on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Meetings are held in the Town Hall building and are open to the public who are encouraged to attend. For further information, please see the event calendar or call 301-699-8806.
Mayor Gant was appointed to the Edmonston Town Council in 1992, the first African American to serve on the Town Council. She was elected to the council in 1994 and served as Vice Mayor in 2013. Mayor Gant was elected Mayor in 2014 and re-elected in 2017. She is active with the Maryland Municipal League (MML). She is a Past Chairman and member of the MML Convention Planning Committee, Past Chair of the Communications Committee; Board member at large, President-elect and currently President. One of her first initiatives as President of MML was the development of the “Time to Talk” program where she has supported the efforts to build inclusive communities across the State of Maryland. Mayor Gant is a Property Manager with Grady Management. She is married with 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
John Johnson is serving his second 3 year term as a Ward 2 Council Member. He has been involved with the Edmonston in Bloom Green Team since 2014. He has coordinated several the Bloom/Green Team’s efforts, serving as a team leader for annual Earth Day cleanup of the Anacostia River, coordinating Bike to Work activities, Black History celebrations, community celebrations and workshops. He represents the Town of Edmonston at numerous regional meetings. He volunteers at every opportunity that arises.
Selita J. Bennett-White
Selita J. Bennett-White was born and raised in Washington D.C., attended D.C. Public Schools and the University of the District of Columbia, relocated to Prince George’s County in 1980, and is married with a blended family of five children and employed with the Prince George’s County Public School System. Mrs. Bennett-White became interested in serving on the Council after receiving a newsletter containing information about serving the community. She is a firm believer in getting involved and making a difference. She served as the PTO President for my son’s former school for 6 years, and is now serving as Vice President for the PTSA for Bladensburg High School.
Sophia Layne Bee
Sophia Layne Bee has served as council member for the past 7 years. Sophia is a graduate of the Universityof Maryland with a BS in Political science and a minor in Spanish. She is passionate about the 10 years she has worked as an educator for Prince George’s county public schools.
Sarah Turberville represents Ward 2 of the Town of Edmonston. She works full time as Director of Justice Programs at The Constitution Project in Washington DC, coordinating public education and advocacy efforts with respect to a variety of matters relating to the criminal justice system and protection of democracy. She is a member of the Maryland Bar. Along with her wife, daughter and unruly (but lovable) dog, she spends most weekends enjoying Edmonston’s parks and trails, gardening and porch-sitting.