Market and Economic Analysis Update for a Proposed New Sports Complex In Berlin, Maryland – Download PDF

Mayor and City Council Special Session: The Market and Economic Analysis Update for a Proposed New Sports Complex

 

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MEET OUR MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL

MAYOR

Mayor Rick Meehan

RICHARD W. (Rick) MEEHAN, Mayor – was elected to the City Council in 1985 and served as City Council President for 14 years up until he took over the office of the Mayor in June of 2006. Rick is a graduate of the University of Baltimore with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. Rick was born in New York City but grew up in Baltimore and spent his summers while in high school and college working at the beach. He moved to Ocean City for good in 1971. He is an active Realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty. Rick is a member of the Downtown Association, Chamber of Commerce, Ocean City Art League, and is the President of the Delmarva Irish American Club and the Co-Chairman of the Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. As Mayor he serves on the Pension Committee, Tourism Commission, Transportation Committee and the Police Commission.

nominated Council President on October, 1990

assumed Mayors seat (upon Jim Mathias resignation) on June 12, 2006

elected as Mayor on October, 2006

COUNCIL PRESIDENT

MATT JAMES, Council President, was elected to the City Council in November 2014. In addition to the City Council, Mr. James serves on the Tourism Commission and Police Commission. Mr. James has also been an active volunteer with the Ocean City Fire Department since 2006 and currently serves as a Lieutenant.

Mr. James has worked in the Ocean City hotel industry for several years. He currently holds a management position with the Carousel Group where he oversees multiple hotels and is primarily responsible for operations, capital projects, and the overall financial performance of the hotels under his direction. In 2015, Mr. James was selected and honored by the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce as Ocean City’s Young Professional of The Year.

In his free time, Mr. James enjoys golf, running, hunting, fishing, and spending time on the local waters with his chocolate lab Cooper.

nominated as Council President on November, 2020

COUNCIL SECRETARY

TONY DeLUCA, Council Secretary, was elected to the City Council in November 2014. Mr. DeLuca attended St. Rita School, Calvert Hall College, University of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University. He retired after 46 years with KFC at Yum! Brands, Inc., overseeing sales, profits and people development for 350 franchisees and 2,000 stores. Since relocating from Annapolis to Ocean City in 2008, Mr. DeLuca served on the Board of Port Wardens for two years, currently serves as president of his condominium’s Board of Directors, and chairs the condominium’s Building and Grounds Committee who were recently presented an Ocean City Beautification Award. He is also a member of the Ocean City Marlin Club. He and his wife Joyce met on the Boardwalk in Ocean City. They have two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and two granddaughters, all who share a love for Ocean City.

As a council member, Mr. DeLuca serves on the Transportation Committee, Tourism Committee, Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) and Coastal Resources Legislative Committee. He is Vice Chairman of the Maryland Coastal Bays Program Board. 

nominated as Council Secretary on November, 2020

COUNCIL MEMBER

PETER S. BUAS, Council Member, was elected to the City Council in November 2020. Peter is a graduate of Worcester Preparatory High School in Berlin, Maryland (Class of 2009), the University of Maryland, College Park (B.A. 2013), and the University of Baltimore, School of Law (J.D. 2016).  Peter was admitted to the Bar in 2016, and practices at the Law Firm of Williams, Moore, Shockley & Harrison, LLP. 

As a Council Member, Peter serves on the Police Commission, the Coastal Resources Legislative Committee (Green Team), and the Risk Retention Committee.  Peter is also a member of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation Board and the Maryland Coastal Bays Program Board. 

COUNCIL MEMBER

JOHN GEHRIG JR., Council Member, was elected to the City Council in November 2016.

As a council member, Mr. Gehrig serves on the Tourism Commission and the Recreation and Parks Committee. 

COUNCIL MEMBER

FRANK KNIGHT, was elected to the City Council in November 2020. Dr. Knight is a graduate of the McDonough School, Towson University and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

His private practice was in Baltimore where he also administered a hospital clinic and was a clinical instructor for the dental school. He moved to Ocean City full time in 1995 and practiced in Berlin until his retirement.

Since retirement Dr. Knight served on the Board of Port Wardens for 6 years, holds memberships on the Downtown and Boardwalk committees of the Ocean City Development Corporation. He has served on various Town of Ocean City task forces.

As a council member, Dr. Knight serves on the Transportation and Risk Retention Committees and is an alternate on the Beach Mediation Board and the Property Review, Enforcement, Strategies for Safe Housing Committee.

COUNCIL MEMBER

Carol Proctor

CAROL PROCTOR, Council Member, was elected to the City Council in November 2022. This is her first term serving on the Council. Carol is widely recognized for a successful career in mortgage banking and as a realtor. She is the associate broker and team lead for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty and has been with Berkshire since 2011. Carol has won numerous awards and maintains a five-star rating because of her dedication to clients. Carol resides in Ocean City with her husband, children, mother and newest 4-legged family member Koda, a Boykin Spaniel. When not working, Carol enjoys being with family, boating, fishing and just enjoying all the reasons she loves Ocean City.

As a council member, Carol serves on the Sports Complex Task Force, Transportation Committee and Recreation and Parks Committee.

COUNCIL MEMBER

William Savage

WILL SAVAGE, Council Member, was elected to the City Council in November 2022. Mr. Savage is an Ocean City native and assisted with the family business at the oceanfront Majestic Hotel, eventually becoming general manager until April 2022 when the family sold the hotel. Mr. Savage is a Gold Badge Life Member of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company and is currently a firefighter, emergency medical technician, U.S. Coast Guard licensed boat captain, rescue swimmer, rescue diver and a member of the Evergreen Masonic Lodge 153 A.F.A.M. Mr. Savage obtained an associate’s degree in Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Management and Business from Wor-Wic Community College and continued his education at Salisbury University, graduating from the Perdue School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. Mr. Savage, his wife and two children reside in Ocean City and successfully run two Ocean City boardwalk retail locations.

As a council member, Mr. Savage serves on the Tourism Commission and the Recreation and Parks Committee.