Meet the City Council
The City Council is the City's legislative body, with the power to enact and enforce all ordinances and resolutions. There are five members who are elected at-large and serve all voters of the City of Hagerstown for a four-year term.
The Council act only by ordinance, resolution or motion. They adopt and may alter the annual budget and confirm the Mayor's appointments. Council is responsible for the appropriation and issuance of bonds, the awarding of contracts and the approval of City expenditures over $10,000. Council determines its own rules of procedure, and its meetings are open to the public.
Councilmember Kristin B. Aleshire
KRISTIN B. ALESHIRE, a native of Hagerstown, has served the public for nearly 19 years, initially being elected as a City Councilmember in 2001. Of those 19 years, he has served over 13 years as a City Councilmember along with serving 4 years as a Washington County Commissioner. Kristin is a 1996 graduate of Hagerstown Community College and a 1998 graduate of Salisbury State University. He is employed by the Town of Myersville in Frederick County, Maryland, where he serves as the Town Manager. During his time in public office, he has participated on numerous boards and commissions. He is also active with a number of local civic groups. Mr. Aleshire resides in the southern end of Hagerstown with his wife, Tenneille, and their five children.
Councilmember Robert E. Bruchey, IIrbruchey@hagerstownmd.org
ROBERT E. BRUCHEY, II, is serving his first term as Councilmember. His 4 previous terms were as Mayor. He was elected as Mayor in 1997, appointed in 2006, and elected in 2009. During his first term, he worked closely with the State, County and business community to bring the University of Maryland Education Center to downtown Hagerstown. He served in the US Army Military Police in Hontheim, Germany. In addition to serving as a Councilmember of the City of Hagerstown, he works at Hagerstown Ford.
Councilmember Tiara Burnett
TIARA BURNETT is serving her first term as a City Councilmember. As a lifelong resident, she is proud to be raising her daughter in Hagerstown. Tiara graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 2002, obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Veterinary Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and a Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs of Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices from Northeastern University. Tiara is a Senior Quality Assurance Specialist for a cell and gene therapeutic bio manufacturing company in Frederick, MD. She is active throughout the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Robert W. Johnson Community Center and Beyond the Arc Foundation/Ruthann Monroe Summer Basketball League. In her new role, she serves as the Council representative for the Washington County Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Community Rescue Service. Tiara finds purpose in community involvement and activism through youth empowerment, education, equal rights, and transforming our voices into visible improvements.
Councilmember Shelley McIntire
SHELLEY MCINTIRE was appointed by the Mayor and City Council and began her term on December 19, 2017. She is the President and Owner of McIntire HVAC & Electric, a company that she and Bill McIntire, opened in 2010. Prior to opening her own business, Shelley was a mortgage originator for M&T Bank and Mid-States Financial Group. Shelley has a passion for making a difference in her community and believes in helping her community through action. Shelley currently serves on the Board of Directors at Brooke's House as their fundraising chairperson. She was a participant of Leadership Washington County and currently serves on their Board of Directors.
Councilmember Matthew J. Schindler
MATTHEW A. SCHINDLER was appointed by Mayor and Council and began his term March 21, 2023. He graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 2001, Hagerstown Community College in 2003, and University of Maryland in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Networks and Cyber Security. He is the IT Manager for the National Capital Bank of Washington. Matt currently serves on the Board of Directors for Federal Little League and the City Planning Commission. He has previously served on the City Ethics Commission, the CDBG Citizen Committee, and as the President of the Friends of Safe Place of Washington County / Child Advocacy Center. He is a lifelong resident of Hagerstown, currently raising his son and enjoys coaching various youth sports. Matt is dedicated to sharing his love of the city, through promoting community involvement, tackling vacant and blighted properties, and making sure to be an approachable listener and voice for the citizens of Hagerstown.
Additional InformationContacting the Mayor and members of the City Council is both easy and convenient. You may call, write, or email as follows:
City of Hagerstown
One East Franklin Street
Second Floor, City Hall
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: (301) 766-4175
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