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 seven 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 seventh in a series that focuses on one of those candidates. In this edition we will introduce you to Elly Tierney, candidate for Ward 1. See the ward map here:

Elly Tierney

Elly Tierney is  a downtown Annapolis resident and business owner  where she and her husband own a Bed and Breakfast. Since moving to Annapolis she has immersed herself in local issues while falling in love with Annapolis’s unique appeal and character. As someone who has worked in construction for thirty years, she has a deep understanding of an aging city’s physical needs and the multi-discipline approach it takes to address them. Flooding, as-built deterioration, and sustainability of the downtown area while working with limited funds, are problems shared by many east coast historical seaside towns. She also believes that protecting our present historical fabric is not incompatible with economic and environmental possibilities for a more livable downtown.

With a degree in Civil Engineering, she began her career at Turner Construction, a national builder and construction manager. She specialized in Preconstruction Management where she coordinated the efforts of the Architect, Owner and Subcontractors to produce a sustainable project design through to completion. More recently, Elly attended the Virginia Polytechnic Institute pursuing a Master of Science in Architecture with emphasis in Historic Preservation. 

Elly recently completed a three year term as the elected president of the Ward One Residents Association. 

She is a member of Historic Annapolis, Caritas, Downtown Annapolis Partnership, Spa Creek Conservancy, STAIR,  Citizen Review Board for Anne Arundel County Visitors Center, Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center, and Annapolis Bed & Breakfast Association. She resides with her husband Joe Tierney on East Street. They have four grown children. 


Elly needs your help to win. Here is a link to Elly’s website where you can volunteer your time and donate to her campaign: