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Town of Upper Marlboro Appoints Carol Richardson New Town Administrator 


Ray Feldmann

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“Her areas of experience and expertise blend perfectly with our long-term vision for the Town of Upper Marlboro”

 UPPER MARLBORO, MD (Feb. 15, 2024) – Carol Richardson, an experienced government management professional with more than 10 years of municipal leadership background, has been named Town Administrator with the Town of Upper Marlboro, Mayor Sarah Franklin announced today. Richardson most recently served as Town Manager for the Town of Cottage City in Prince George’s County.

During her impressive career Richardson also served as Director of Economic Development for the City of Cambridge, Maryland. She was responsible for the development of the Mace’s Lane Community Center, which required the partial demolition and renovation of the old Mace’s Lane School Building that once served as the only high school for African Americans in Dorchester County, Maryland. This facility will provide youth programs by the Boys and Girls Clubs (BGCA) of America and will be the first BGCA facility built on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Richardson also served as manager of the Arts and Entertainment District. She was responsible for overseeing state and federal grants, as well as the city’s Façade Improvement Program and New Resident Senior Tax Credit and served as administrator for the Enterprise Zone.

“We are excited to have Carol join our team,” Mayor Franklin said. “Her areas of experience and expertise blend perfectly with our long-term vision for the Town of Upper Marlboro. I know she will be an invaluable resource in helping us advance our ambitious agenda in the years ahead. The town’s commissioners and I are eager to work with her.”

Mayor Franklin said Richardson started in her new role this past Monday, Feb. 12 and was formally sworn in the next day.

For more than a decade, Richardson was a government affairs and policy consultant specializing in community development, economic development, and environmental policy and management. She worked with for-profit and non-profit organizations in addition to county and state government. Richardson also represented clients regarding community development and planning. In that key role, she served as liaison between community groups, developers, and public officials.

During her professional experience, Richardson served various members of Congress as a senior level staff member that included roles as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director. As a professional staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee, she was responsible for entrepreneurial development programs that assisted women, minorities, and veterans.

She has extensive knowledge of federal housing policy, community development, and economic development policy. She previously served as the Reporting and Compliance Manager for the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust. She also served as a liaison to community groups, business associations, and governmental entities. Her political involvement and campaign experience is extensive, having served as an advisor for various political campaigns in the State of Maryland.

Richrdson succeeds Kyle Snyder, who resigned last August to take the position as Town Manager with the Town of Berwyn Heights in Prince George’s County.