Town Council


Form of Government

The Town of University Park has its own municipal government, consisting of an elected Mayor and seven Council members that represent the seven wards of the Town. Council meeting debates are often lively, as the future of University Park is always a matter of interest and discussion. 


Common Council consists of seven members and a Mayor who shall be elected as set forth in Article V of the Town Charter. The Mayor and Councilmembers shall each hold office for a term of two years. No person shall serve in the same elected position for more than three consecutive two-year terms.


The Council shall have the power to pass all such ordinances and resolutions not contrary to the constitution, the State of Maryland or the Town Charter (Town Charter, Article IV, Section 402).

Regular Meetings

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month except in July, August, and December when Council meets only once. If a holiday is observed on a Monday, the Council will meet the next day.
  • All Council meetings are held virtually. To join a meeting, look to the Council meeting agenda in the Agenda Center.

2024 Meeting Schedule (PDF)

Joel Biermann, Mayor

20 06 15 CM Biermann pic

Ralph Dubayah, Ward 1

RS photo coming soon

Mary Gathercole, Ward 2

Mary Gathercole Headshot

Laurie Morrissey, Ward 3

Laurie Morrissey photo

Nathaniel Morgan, Ward 4

Nathaniel Morgan's headshot

David McGaughey, Ward 5

DMcGaughey headshot

Grant Godfrey, Ward 6

RS photo coming soon

William Sweet, Ward 7

RS photo coming soon

Ward Map

View our ward map (PDF) of University Park to determine which ward you live in and learn who is your Councilmember representative.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to Council meetings. Minutes are available following approval by Council.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes