Jennifer Mellor, 2013 candidate for Commissioner
Jennifer Mellor has been a resident of Emmitsburg in the
Silo Hill community since 2000. She is currently a
member of the parks committee and has previously
participated in the citizenís advisory committee. She
and her family have been active in the community as
supporters of the community trail, participants in the
baseball/softball programs, and assistants in
maintaining the community gardens.
Mellor has extensive experience with municipal
government obtained by her work with the City of
Westminsterís Recreation and Parks Department. In 1998
she was hired as a seasonal pool manager, which resulted
in permanent full-time employment as a recreation
attendant. Over the years she moved up the ranks to
become the Assistant Director of Recreation.
responsibilities included the planning and
implementation of a variety of special events and
childrenís programs, supervision of employees and
volunteers, management and oversight of parks and
facilities as well as assistance with the development of
the departmental budget and its daily operating
expenses. She participated in the safety and downtown
marketing committees and also chaired the website
Mellor also served as a member of the Westminster
Fallfest Board of Directors where she chaired the
entertainment, parade, vendors, and marketing
committees. She was the event chair in 2010. She has
worked with countless numbers of volunteers to include
service learning students, service clubs, and nonprofit
received the Maryland Municipal Employee of the Year
award from the Maryland Municipal League in 2010. Ms.
Mellor completed Leadership Carroll in 2012 and the
Maryland Municipal League Academy for Excellence in
Local Governance in 2011. She enrolled in the Recreation
Parks and Tourism program at CCBC in 2006 and received
an A.A.S. in 2010.
is currently employed with Playground Specialists, Inc.
in Thurmont as the marketing manager and provides
general office/sales support.
Mellor is blissfully married to husband Bob, 13 years,
and has two children. Her daughter Sidnee is 16 and is
a senior at Catoctin High School, and her son RJ is 12
and is a 7th grader at Thurmont Middle School. She
spends her free time gardening, bicycling, and enjoying
time with her family.
hopes to increase communication that will result in the
participation and utilization of current resources and
activities to foster a greater sense of community.