Elected Officials - Town Council
The Town Council and Mayor (elected November 2016 to four year terms): (Standing L-R) Lawrence P. Jaworski, Keith L. Pardieck, Derek J. Favret, and Gregory J. Morris. (Seated) Stewart B. Cumbo, Mayor Pat "Irish" Mahoney" and Valerie L. Beaudin.
Valerie L. Beaudin
phone: (410) 218-6696 firstname.lastname@example.org
As I start my fourth term, I can truly say I am blessed to be involved in our special town. What a wonderful place to raise our 13-year-old daughter in. Whether eating crabs from Tyler’s, relaxing at the waterpark, looking for sharks teeth, biking the railway trail, or kayaking Fishing Creek; our town has it all. Being involved with our local schools, Twin Beach Players, the Chesapeake Beach Oyster Cultivation Society, the Captain of the Town's End Hunger Dragon Boat, a faithful volunteer of the Chesapeake Cares Food Pantry and Chesapeake Church, or through Council, a lot of you know me and that I will continue to focus on our Town security and maintaining our small town charm. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me, it is my honor to serve you.
Stewart B. Cumbo
phone: (410) 257-2230
Stewart B. Cumbo, Councilman, Town of Chesapeake Beach, is serving his 5th Term. He has chaired numerous Town Committees such as: Town Hall Renovation, Master Landscape / Beatification, Rededication of Veteran’s Memorial Park, and Water Park Advisory. He was a member of the Maryland Route 260 / 261 Street Scape, Stars and Stripes and Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail committees. As a former Assistant Barrack Commander, Prince Frederick Barrack, Department of Maryland State Police, Stewart served as a law enforcement representative in the Calvert County Emergency Operations Center, Local Emergency Planning Committee and the Tri-County Homeland Security Committee. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Municipal League (MML). He was MML President (2007-2008), MML Executive Board Member, MML First Vice President, Chairman (2006, 2007, and 2014) of the MML Convention Planning Committee. He has served as President of the Southern Maryland Municipal Association (2003-2004, 2008-2009, and 2013-2014). He serves as a member of the National League of Cities (NLC) Public Safety & Crime Prevention Policy & Advocacy Committee (2011-2014). He was also a member of the MML Hometown Emergency Preparedness Committee. As a member of the Board of Trustees for the Local Government Insurance Trust (LGTI), Stewart serves as Chairman of the Risk Management Committee and as a member of the Claims Committee. Stewart is a Graduate and Fellow of the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, University of Maryland (Certified Municipal Official). He has a Master of Science Degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University, School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Criminology. He is a member of the Leadership Maryland Class 2006. Stewart is a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership Program, Johns Hopkins University. He successfully completed the University of Delaware, Criminal Justice Leadership Institute. With the Department of Maryland State Police, Stewart retired as a Detective Sergeant, Assistant Barrack Commander, and Commander of the Barrack Criminal Investigation Section. He was First Sergeant and Barrack Operations Officer, Crisis Negotiator - Team Leader, and Commander of the Department's Hostage Recovery Team. He is a former Police Officer of the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington D.C., and former Deputy United States Marshall. Stewart and his wife Judy were the original owners of the Chesapeake Beach Ice Cream Parlor. (See Councilman Cumbo’s website @ www.stewartcumbo.com)
Derek J. Favret
phone: (210) 834-1841
I am truly honored to have earned your support to represent our community as a member of the Town Council. I feel it is critically important that we have a group of elected officials who collaborate to not only preserve, but enhance our quality of life in Chesapeake Beach. As we begin our 4-year journey, I have the upmost confidence that the Mayor and Council you elected will be able to effectively communicate and work through any differences to move our Town forward. Undoubtedly, we will not be able to please everyone in our decisions, but know your continued input is critically important and always welcomed. My background: I am retired from the US Air Force and now work as a Federal Civil Servant at the Department of Energy. I attained a BS in Environmental Science, a MS in Health Physics and hold a professional certification through the American Academy of Health Physics. My wife, Kelly, and I moved here in 2010 when I retired from the military and we have 2 young children who now call Chesapeake Beach home. I am active in youth sports, coaching youth baseball and soccer, and support growing current and new opportunities for our youth and seniors in the years to come. I have successfully served on the Town Board of Appeals and as the first President of the Chesapeake Village HOA. When I was elected to the HOA in 2013, I pledged to work with everyone equally and fairly. I continue to make that pledge to the citizens and businesses of Chesapeake Beach as your Councilman. I encourage everyone to become engaged in the Town and the opportunities it offers. Please feel free to contact me at any time and thank you for your continued support.
Lawrence P. Jaworski
phone: (301) 706-3229
Thank you to the voters of Chesapeake Beach for electing me to our Town Council. I look forward to serving all residents and commercial establishments and will work hard to continue to improve our Town. I promise to work collaboratively with all my fellow Council members and our Mayor. I believe it is important that we consider all aspects of a particular issue, pro and con, before reaching a consensus but reaching that consensus is imperative. We must work together to represent the residents of our Town and “Get Things Done.” I am currently a member of the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department and will continue to serve in this role during my term on the Council. Before being elected to our Town Council I served on the Town’s Planning and Zoning Commission. My professional background includes having a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. My professional career consisted of working for over 40 years as a civil engineer in consulting engineering and was a registered professional engineer in 8 states and the District of Columbia. During my career I specialized in environmental and water quality issues which I will use to work to continue to improve the quality of our local waterways. After retiring for the first time in 2014, I was asked to accept an assignment as Interim Executive Director of a not-for-profit organization that specialized in advancing the state of the art in research associated with the water quality profession. I retired for the second time in 2015. I am an avid sailor and enjoy time sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. I am currently an active member of the Seagate Homeowners Association. I have two grown children, my daughter and son, and am the very proud grandfather of two grandsons who call me “G-Pa”.
Gregory J. Morris
phone: (410) 257-2230
Writing this, I’ve had the opportunity to serve as councilman for four months. I have been impressed and pleased with the progress my fellow colleagues have made with issues they’ve earnestly tackled. This speaks positively towards a change in Mayor, fresh perspectives and energy. With budgets and other annual matters efficiently behind us, the 2017 Council plate is cleared to advance and grow many important community details, a myriad of issues really. I thank those of you who voted for me; your vote is a very special thing and I am daily grateful for the privilege. I concurrently also proudly represent ALL residents of Chesapeake Beach and their collective and individual best interests and so it seems appropriate that I share some of my own background and feelings that had affected my candidacy.
With two teenage sons, I have been a PTA volunteer through all of their years at Beach Elementary and local Windy Hill Middle School. I have appreciated the Town’s open support of Beach Elementary over the years and there appear to be greater things on the horizon. Students’ families are one of the larger and most vibrant parts of any community. Vitalization of Old Bayside Road, the Kellam’s Complex and a strengthening of local and county community programs for residents of all ages are home grown partnerships that create healthy ripples in the community.
Being event towns, one of the aims of the Twin Beaches is to bring visitors to the businesses here. Naturally, all events are here for residents to enjoy as well and they generally improve our quality of life. Recently affirming our commitment to each other as well as to our residents collectively, some much needed warming has occurred in our relationship and our attitudes towards each other because the Twin Beaches are poised to achieve and experience many great things ahead together and collectively.
As a small business owner and honored to be included as a member of our Town’s first ever Economic Development Committee, I have learned it’s most important that businesses feel welcome in their Town - big and small businesses alike. There have been discussions regarding simple things like improving access, a commitment to effective code enforcement and the fact that we could be better interconnected. We can also be more complementary of one another and strength comes from diversity of perspective.
I’ve served many recent years as president of the Richfield Station HOA, discovering the hard and long way that working together with various parts of our Town would not be an easy thing for us. In fact, it was much harder than expected. This was due in large part to a lack of effective Town oversight and written policies in things like thoughtful and complimentary HOA formation, construction quality control and effective developer management, and we’ve all suffered for it. The Town’s HOAs make up one-half to two-thirds of our community. Our HOAs are charged and made legally responsible in representing their resident’s best interests and the Town Planning and Zoning from years ago helped see to that. Let’s help all of our HOAs to be successful; it is good community development besides being the Town’s duty. With support of a new Mayor along with the support and local HOA experiences of my colleagues, I hope to advance the HOA’s role in local governance - helping to ensure that all Town HOAs get recognized and issues shared with the Town get dealt with in a fair and common sense way. This has not necessarily been the case over the past years. We all pay the same property tax rates and deserve equal services. HOA communications with the Town have a long way to go but we have been encouraged to continue working on it.
With a degree in construction management I’ve worked in the commercial construction industry for over twenty years. I understand professionally the importance of development planning, construction oversight and quality control. Our Town has a long way to go before we can say there are written policies in place to effectively provide for better management with these things. Tax payers will continue to foot the bill for failed construction oversight but we can make it better moving forward. With “infill sites” becoming a focus of our Town’s Planning and Zoning, I am pleased that policy focus has pivoted to soon include apartment and condominium construction as well as residential rebuilding. Should local tax payers have to pay for adequate public capital facilities or the Town upgrades required of these private for-profit developments? We have been.
With an understanding of the rich history that is shared by the Twin Beaches, We have come a long way over the last century. Always changing, transitioning, growing and evolving, the 21st century will also find ourselves adapting to cause and effect. Chesapeake Beach requires forward thinking stewards experienced in a spectrum of community aspects, helping to provide balance in policy and strength in diversity. We agree Our resident’s best interests are the Town’s best interests. Determining and prioritizing what those interests are as well as who and how to affect and pay for them always speaks to town leadership, transparency and extent of permitted community inclusion.
Thank you for the privilege to serve in working to maintain and improve this wonderful bayside Town life.
Keith L. Pardieck
phone: (301) 792-1103
I am honored and humbled to have been elected by the citizens of Chesapeake Beach to Town Council, and look forward to serving our community to the best of my ability over the next four years. I have enjoyed living in Chesapeake Beach since 2003 while raising my two children, and I relish the opportunity to not only help preserve our small-town, family-friendly atmosphere but to improve upon it whenever possible so that individuals, families and small businesses can continue to thrive here. Together we will make smart decisions to protect our small-town community atmosphere, maintain a safe environment, and ensure transparent, effective government. Educated at Indiana University in Biology (B.S.) and Environmental Science (M.S.), I have a strong interest in partnering to achieve science, conservation and community goals. I have pursued these interests both professionally, as a federal wildlife biologist, and individually, through community service, for over twenty years. I began my professional career working towards the recovery of the endangered Puerto Rican Parrot, and currently coordinate a national biological monitoring program. While more locally, and as a volunteer, I designed the Chesapeake Beach Oyster Cultivation Society (CBOCS) in 2010 and led the implementation team, serving as CBOCS Chairman through 2013. I have also served on the Chesapeake Beach Green Team (2011-2014), Chesapeake Beach Planning and Zoning Commission (2014-2016), and Chesapeake Station Homeowners Association Board of Directors (2010-2017; President - 4 years). Please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions, concerns or ideas for town improvements.
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