Shelley McIntire has been chosen to join the Hagerstown City Council following a competitive application and interview process. City Council will make the appointment official with a vote during the Regular Session on Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00 p.m., and McIntire will take her Oath of Office at that time.
"We interviewed eight exceptional candidates for the open seat. Each brought strengths to the table that would be an asset to our City Council," says Mayor Bob Bruchey about the interview process. "Mrs. McIntire felt at ease at the Council table, and her personality and responses to our questions were genuine and authentic. She proved to the Council that she would keep an open mind on all issues and did not come to the table with an agenda. I believe the Council made a great choice."
Shelley McIntire has lived in Hagerstown with her family for 18 years, and she and her husband opened McIntire HVAC and Electric in Hagerstown, of which she is the president. She is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Washington County Class 30, and she serves on the Board of Directors for Brooke's House.
"I wanted to get into local government because I needed to be part of the solution," McIntire says. "To sit back and chat with friends about what Hagerstown could be and what the Council should do wasn't enough for me. I have many ideas that would complement that current Council's efforts and progress, and it's important to me to make educated and informed decisions."
Hagerstown’s City Councilmembers serve "at large", encouraging the body's responsibility to all residents and businesses of the city regardless of their location or specific ward. Members serve a four-year term and non-partisan elections are held in conjunction with the national presidential election.
Photos of McIntire can be downloaded from Dropbox at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hh3y7wbwzq2yvel/AADNSmZDH55S86kOZZgWNwXoa?dl=0.