Town Council


Form of Government

The Town of University Park has its own municipal government, consisting of an elected Mayor and seven Councilmembers 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).

Mayor and Council

Cropped June 2019 Council group
Pictured from left for right: Ward 4 CM Linda Verrill, Ward 7 CM Roland Stephen, Ward 6 CM Martha Wells, Former Ward 1 CM David Brosch, Ward 2 CM Joe Schultz, Mayor Len Carey and Ward 3 CM Laurie Morrissey (not pictured - Ward 5 CM David Caskey)

Regular Meetings

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month (exceptions for holidays)
  • University Park Elementary School
    Library / Media Center
    4315 Underwood Street
    University Park, MD 20782

2020 Meeting Schedule (PDF)


For Mayor Lenford Carey's information and biography, visit the Mayor's Office page


Click on the Councilmember pictures below to read biographies and learn more about our Council.

Joel Biermann, Ward 1

20 06 15 CM Biermann pic

Joe Schultz, Ward 2

Last Councilmember for Ward 2 Joe Schultz

Laurie Morrissey, Ward 3

CM Morrissey photo

Linda Verrill, Ward 4

Councilmember for Ward 4 Linda Verrill

David Caskey, Ward 5

Councilmember for Ward 5 David Caskey

Martha Wells, Ward 6

Councilmember for Ward 6 Martha Wells

Roland Stephen, Ward 7

Councilmember Roland Stephen Head Shot

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