The Annapolis City Council has nine members, including the Mayor. It takes a majority of five votes to pass any bill, including any bill to protect our environment.

The AA Chapter has endorsed six candidates for the City Council, including the mayor. We are confident, if elected, they will give Annapolis a strong conservation majority on the Council. Now we have to get them elected.

This is the fifth in a series of emails that focus on one of those candidates. In this edition we will introduce you to Kurt Riegel, candidate for Ward 2. See the ward map here:

Kurt Riegel

Kurt Riegel is deeply involved in Annapolis civic life.

He’s worked as a member of the West Annapolis Civic Association board to improve his neighborhood and better connect its residents, and participated enthusiastically in the many activities that make Ward 2 and Annapolis a wonderful place to live.

 He has served on several city and county advisory commissions, and as president and board member of the Severn River Association, an organization devoted to protecting and restoring the Severn River watershed which includes Annapolis waters. He also served on Fort Meade’s Restoration Advisory Board.

As a member on the Severn River Commission, he’s provided advice to the city of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County on how their actions can best preserve, protect and restore the Severn River watershed — and its tributaries like Ward 2’s Weems Creek and College Creek.

Many of his formative years were spent in Maryland. After professional assignments elsewhere, ranging from California to the Netherlands, he has always returned to Annapolis.  He is an avid sailor and treasures the special place that Annapolis holds as a boating community and springboard to the larger Chesapeake Bay. 


Kurt needs your help to win. Here is a link to Kurt’s website where you can volunteer your time and donate to his campaign and check for upcoming events: