Three new Leonardtown council members sworn in
Mayor appoints board members to serve town
Three political newcomers — Mary Slade, Christy Hollander and Tyler Alt — elected by Leonardtown voters earlier this month were sworn in Monday during the town’s council meeting.
They joined two incumbents, Hayden Hammett and Jay Mattingly, who are both serving their second term, to form the new council.
At the meeting, Mayor Dan Burris appointed new members to the town’s planning and zoning commission as well as its board of appeals.
As Hollander and Alt both served on the planning commission, two seats became open after they left to serve on the town council. Burris appointed Chris Jeys, who lost his council bid on May 1, and Jeff Brown, who served on the board of appeals, to fill the two seats on the planning commission.
Joining Darren Meyer and Bobby Wentworth, three new members — Jack Candela, Nick Colvin and Andrew Ponti — were appointed to the town’s board of appeals. Colvin and Ponti also ran for council this year but lost.
The new council agreed with the mayor’s choices in consensus.
The Leonardtown council members are, from left, front row, Mary Slade, Mayor Dan Burris, Christy Hollander, and back row, Jay Mattingly, Hayden Hammett and Tyler Alt.