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 2017

 

Honorable Mayor
Tracy Farrish Gant

240-821-4269
tgant@edmonstonmd.gov

 

 

 

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.

 

council member Johnson

 

Council Member
John Johnson

240-605-0374
jjohnson@edmonstonmd.gov

 

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.

 

Councilmember Selita J. Bennett-White

 

Council Member
Selita J. Bennett-White

240-305-5103
swhite@edmonstonmd.gov

 

Selita J. Bennett-White,  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, 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. I am a firm believer in getting involved and making a difference. I served as the PTO President for my son’s former school for 6 years, and am now serving as Vice President for the PTSA for Bladensburg High School.

 

 

Council Member
Sophia Layne Bee

240-687-2622
sbee@edmonstonmd.gov

 

Sophia Layne Bee has served as council  member for the past  7 years.  Sophia is a graduate of the Universityof Maryland; she has 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.

Councilmember Sarah Turberville

 

Council Member
Sarah Turberville

301-699-8806
sturberville@edmonstonmd.gov

 

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.