Important News and Information


Tuesday, March 5, 2019



Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Upcoming Budget Meetings:

March 5, 2019 @ 6:30pm - Admin and Revenue

March 18, 2019 @ 6:30pm - Police Dept. 

April 8, 2019 @ 6:30pm - Public Works Dept.

April 29, 2019 @ 6:30pm - Budget Review/Tax Rate

May 14, 2019 @ 6:30pm - Budget Hearing

Budget Adoption - Pending

Town of Cottage City  * Municipal Elections                                                                                   

 Election Day is Monday, May 6, 2019





Registration, Nominations and Elections

This year, the Town of Cottage City will hold its’ municipal elections 
on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 2:00pm-8:00pm. 
Ward 1 and the At-Large position are up for election. 
Este año, Town of Cottage City celebrará sus elecciones municipales 
el lunes 6 de mayo de 2019 de 2:00 pm a 8:00 pm.
El Distrito 1 y la posición de At-Large están en elección.

Filing certificate of nomination:

Persons may be nominated for election offices in the town by filing a certificate of nomination at the office of the board of election supervisors at least thirty (30) days before a town election. No person shall file for nomination to more than one elective town public office or hold more than one elective town public office at any one time. The certificate shall be signed by the nominee and also by at least five registered voters of the ward from which the nominee seeks election, or from anywhere in the town if the nominee seeks election as the at large commissioner. The signature of the nominee shall be under oath, both as to the fact of his eligibility and as to the genuineness of the other signatures on the certificate. Certificate of Nominations will be available starting on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. You can pick yours up at the Town Hall with the Office Manager, Brittany Gabriel.


Presentación de certificado de nominación:

Las personas pueden ser nominadas para los cargos electorales en la ciudad presentando un certificado de nominación en la oficina de la junta de supervisores electorales al menos treinta (30) días antes de una elección municipal. Ninguna persona podrá solicitar la nominación a más de una oficina pública electiva de la ciudad o ocupar más de una oficina pública electiva de la ciudad a la vez. El certificado deberá ser firmado por el candidato y también por al menos cinco votantes registrados del barrio en el que el candidato solicita la elección, o desde cualquier lugar de la ciudad si el candidato busca la elección como el comisionado general. La firma del candidato será bajo juramento, tanto por el hecho de su elegibilidad como por la autenticidad de las otras firmas en el certificado. El Certificado de Nominaciones estará disponible a partir del martes 5 de marzo de 2019. Puede recoger el suyo en el Ayuntamiento con la Gerente de la Oficina, Brittany Gabriel.


Qualifications of Commissioners:

Commissioners shall have resided in the town for at least one year immediately preceding their election, shall be qualified voters of the town, shall be at least twenty-five (25) years of age, and shall not have been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude. Each commissioner from a ward must reside in the ward for which elected. (Res. No. 92-2, 10-1-92; Res. No. 99-2, 4-1-99)

Calificaciones de los Comisarios:
Los comisionados deberán haber residido en la ciudad durante al menos un año inmediatamente antes de su elección, deberán ser votantes calificados de la ciudad, deberán tener al menos veinticinco (25) años de edad y no haber sido condenados por ningún delito que involucre moralejas. depravación. Cada comisionado de un barrio debe residir en el barrio para el cual fue elegido. (Res. No. 92-2, 10-1-92; Res. No. 99-2, 4-1-99)



Registration for purposes of voting in a Town election may be made by becoming a registered voter of Prince George’s County. All registered voters of Prince George’s County who meet the voter qualifications and are so registered before the period beginning 30 days prior to any town election are registered voters for that town election. You can register to vote with Prince George’s County Board of Elections located at 1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 115A, Largo, MD 20774.


La inscripción para los propósitos de votar en una elección del Pueblo se puede hacer al convertirse en un votante registrado del Condado de Prince George. Todos los votantes registrados del Condado de Prince George que cumplen con los requisitos de los votantes y están registrados antes del período que comienza 30 días antes de cualquier elección de ciudad son votantes registrados para esa elección de ciudad. Puede inscribirse para votar en la Junta de Elecciones del Condado de Prince George ubicada en 1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 115A, Largo, MD 20774.

Press Release


Contact: Mike Hunninghake, Program Manager, Sustainable Maryland, 301-405-7956,

Town of Cottage City Receives Prestigious Sustainable Maryland Certified Award at Maryland Municipal League Conference

College Park, MD (October 15, 2018) – The Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland announced that the Town of Cottage City was one of 8 Maryland municipalities honored at the Sustainable Maryland Awards Ceremony at the Maryland Municipal League’s annual Fall Conference last Friday in Annapolis, Maryland.

Highlights of Cottage City’s accomplishments include:

  • Cottage City sponsored a series of 12 environmental field trips for senior citizens in Cottage City and the surrounding community.

  • The Town launched a community garden that is now in its 8th year. It features 24 beds, four fruit trees, and a grape arbor.

  • The Town partnered with the Port Towns Community Health Partnership and Fort Lincoln Family Medicine Center for monthly low-impact exercise classes for seniors from May 2016-April 2017.

  • Cottage City was one of the initial communities that joined Prince George's County and Sustainable Maryland’s efforts to "Scoop the Poop".

  • The Town adopted a Green Purchasing Policy to help ensure more environmentally friendly procurement of goods and services.

 “The town of Cottage City, as part of its effort to become a more sustainable community, is proud of the Green Team and staff for their accomplishments and in being awarded the Sustainable Maryland certification,” said Commissioner Natashia Davis. “We hope to continue our pursuit of becoming a model community.”

According to Mike Hunninghake, Program Manager for Sustainable Maryland, “This year’s class of Sustainable Maryland Certified communities represents significant continued progress on sustainability issues, in small towns and large cities, from all across the state. The Green Teams, elected officials, and municipal staff that have accomplished so much provide both inspiration and real-world examples for their peers to follow.”


The attached photo shows (from left) Commissioner Natashia Davis, Commissioner Wanda Wheatley, Green Team member Denise Hamler, and Town Manager Dylan Galloway with the Sustainable Maryland Certified award at the Maryland Municipal League conference last Friday.


About Sustainable Maryland: Sustainable Maryland is an initiative of the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland that is designed to support Maryland's 157 municipalities as they look for cost-effective and strategic ways to protect their natural assets and revitalize their communities. Using best practices in resource areas like water, energy, planning, health, food, and economy, a municipality can earn points toward sustainability certification. Sustainable Maryland offers a customizable menu of concrete actions, allowing communities to select initiatives that best fit their specific needs. This free and voluntary program, with the support of the Maryland Municipal League, US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Town Creek Foundation, helps communities choose a direction for their greening efforts; complete their chosen actions with help from program tools, trainings, expert guidance, and other resources; and be recognized statewide for their accomplishments. For more information about Sustainable Maryland:

Are you signed up for our email updates on Constant Contact?  If not, please email us at so we can add you to our list! Please keep an eye out for our surveys. Our new round table discussions live on our local cable channel, will be hosted by our Town Manager and Chief of Police. Be on the lookout for the announced date being sent via Constant Contact, Facebook, website, and our cable channel! Going forward we will look for Ward Commissioner round table discussions where once a month, each Ward will have a round table held; where questions will be answered live!


The town of Cottage City, Colmar Manor, and the Town of Bladensburg offers their senior citizens and physically and/or mentally challenged residents a bus service. Details regarding this service are as follows:



Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


$1.00 per trip. Exact change required. No charge for Town sponsored events such as weekly senior citizen association meetings.


Call (301) 277-4920 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. A minimum of 24 hour advance notice is needed for each appointment. 

No doctor’s appointments after 1:00 p.m. The Bus service cannot guarantee return trip if appointment goes beyond 2:00 p.m.


An approximate five (5) mile air radius from each Town’s Municipal Center/Town Hall.


Physically and/or mentally challenged residents must be able to assist themselves or provide an escort. The driver is not permitted to assist any individuals. The services will be available at no charge for scheduled senior citizen meetings. If you have any questions regarding this service, please call the Colmar Manor Hall (301-277-4920).