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 Town of New Market Mayor & Town Council

The Town Council is comprised of six members, including the Mayor.  All are elected for the same four year term. The next election will occur in May of 2021.

The regular Town Council meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month with special meetings as required. Meetings are held in Town Hall, 39 W. Main Street.  Regular meetings begin at 7:00 p.m

Hon. Winslow F. Burhans III, Mayor | Lawrence “Jake” Romanell, Vice President of Council | Michael Davies | Dennis Kimble | Scott Robertson | Shannon “Shane” Rossman |


Town of New Market Planning & Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Commission is comprised of seven members, one of whom is an ex officio member who also serves on the Town Council. The Planning & Zoning Board meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in Town Hall, 39 W. Main Street.  The current members of the board are:
  • Anthony Bruscia, Chair       P&
  • Vacant, Vice Chair
  • Martin Hart
  • Todd Hansen
  • Todd McEntire
  • David Price
  • Dennis Kimble, Town Council Liaison

Historic District Commission/Architectural Review Committee

The HDC/ARC Committee has four members as well as Town Council and P&Z liaisons. Members are appointed by the Mayor and Council. The board reviews the following types of activities:  Signs, Color Change, Roof/Siding/Shutters, Landscaping, Fence, Deck/Patio, Porch, Garage, Door/Windows.  If you have any questions, please contact Karen at Town Hall (301.865.5544)

Copies of the Historic District Guidelines and Design Matrix may be accessed here.

They meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 39 W. Main Street. The current members of the board:

Town of New Market Board of Supervisor of Elections

The Board of Supervisor of Elections is made up of three members who serve for a four year term. The current board term ends March of 2017.

Town of New Market Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeal members serve for three-year staggered terms. If there is a case(s) pending they will convene on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 39 W. Main Street.

  • Joe Oliverio, Chair
  • Vice Chair, Unfilled
  • Chris Berry, Member
  • Scot Morrow, Alternate

Town of New Market Officials

  • Michelle Mitchell, Clerk to Council
  • Deb Butler, Clerk Treasurer
  • Jean LaPadula, Grants Manager / Main Street Coordinator
  • Patricia Faux, Zoning Administrator
  • William Wantz, Town Attorney
  • Shawn Burnett, Town Engineer



New Market Special Events Committee

Meets the first Monday of each month, 6 p.m., New Market Town Hall, 39 West Main Street. Additional meetings will be scheduled on an as needed basis, typically the week prior to as well as during the week of  a published event.