Town of Emmitsburg
300A S. Seton Ave Emmitsburg, Maryland

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.

Ms. 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. 

Her 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 committee.

Ms. 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 organizations.

She 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.

She is currently employed with Playground Specialists, Inc. in Thurmont as the marketing manager and provides general office/sales support. 

Ms. 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.

She hopes to increase communication that will result in the participation and utilization of current resources and activities to foster a greater sense of community.