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 Elected Officials

The Mayor and City Council regularly meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 PM in the Council chamber on the first floor of City Hall at 1838 Emerald Hill Lane. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Citizens' comments are solicited at each meeting. Meeting agendas may be obtained on the Friday preceding each scheduled meeting from the City Clerk at 410-848-9000. The City Clerk also can provide additional information. Meeting minutes are also available here.

Mayor Kevin R. Utz is a lifelong resident of Westminster, having grown up on Bond Street just outside of the City Limits, where his parents have lived for 55 years. Mayor Utz resides in the Avondale Run community, where he raised his three children, Brad, Jenni and Julie. He is very active in business in Westminster and is a Captain and former Chief of the Westminster Fire Engine as well as an EMS responder. He served on the City Council from 2005-2009, having retired from the Maryland State Police after 28 years of service.

Mayor Utz is an accomplished community leader with excellent consensus building skills, leading disparate groups in accomplishing common goals. The Mayor will dedicate his term to working tirelessly to improve the infrastructure, water resources, and public safety. The Mayor plans on having an open-door policy for dialogue with his constituents.
  Mayor Kevin Utz


City Council President Dr. Robert Wack was appointed to a vacant seat on the Council in January 2003, and was elected to a four year term in May 2003. He was reelected to a second term in May 2007, and a third in 2011. He currently serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee, represents Westminster on the Cable Regulatory Commission, and co-chairs the Growth and Annexation Committee. He also chaired the Mayor's Technology Task force in 2006. Dr. Wack is the Director of Pediatric Services at Frederick Memorial Hospital, and like his colleagues on the Council, is extremely active in the community. He lives with his wife and 3 children on West Green St. His term expires in 2015.   Robert Wack


Council Member Suzanne P. Albert is a native of Westminster and was elected to the Westminster Common Council on May 5, 1995; serving sixteen consecutive years until May 2011 as a council member, as well as President Pro Tempore. She was then re-elected to Council in May 2013 and again elected as President Pro Tempore. Her term expires in 2017.  


Council Member Tony Chiavacci lives on Willis Street in Westminster with his wife Kelly and their five children. He owns a local business, Kojak Graphic Communications, in downtown Westminster. He is a graduate of Westminster High School and of Frostburg State with a BA in Business Administration. Upon graduation from college he was commissioned into the US Army Military Police Corp. and was honorably discharged after the first Gulf War. He is currently the Chairman of the City's Public Safety Commission, Vice Chair of the City's Public works committee, and serves on the City's Recreation and Parks Board. He is additionally on the board of the Carroll County Public Schools Education Foundation, President of the Westminster Area Recreation Council, and coaches a number of athletic teams including lacrosse, football and basketball. His term expires in 2017.   Tony Chiavacci


Council Member Dennis Frazier has worked for Loyola High School and the Carroll County Public School system as a teacher and wrestling coach for the past 32 years. He is an Iron Man World Wrestling champion. Mr. Frazier has been married to his wife, Debbie, for 32 years and has two children, Sarah and Christopher; he resides in the Furnace Hills area. His term expires in 2015.  


Council Member Paul Whitson was born in West Virginia, but he moved to Carroll County and graduated from South Carroll High School in 1974.  He received his BS in Music Education from Gettysburg College in 1978, and was a teacher from 1978 until 2005 at several schools.  In 2003, he received his MS in Music Education from Towson State University. Since 1987, Mr. Whitson has been self-employed teaching music lessons and has personally performed or directed groups in varied venues, including two at the White House. He is a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster. His term expires in 2015.