Taneytown's, Elected Officials
Mayor & City Council of Taneytown, MD
The Mayor and Council meet in the City Council Chambers at 7:30 P.M. on the second Monday of each month for their regular Council Meeting and on the Wednesday before the Council Meeting for their Workshop Meeting. The City of Taneytown is governed by a Mayor and five-member City Council who serve four-year terms. All members are elected at-large. Since the City of Taneytown is a chartered government, many of the laws and regulations are adopted by the Mayor and Council in accordance with state law. The City of Taneytown is a member of the Maryland Municipal League, an association of Maryland's Cities and Towns.
Bradley was born in Taneytown to Daniel and Cynthia Wantz, as one of four children. He grew up playing Little League baseball for the city, and remains an avid baseball fan of the Baltimore Orioles. He enjoys life at home with his wife, Ashley, and three sons, Connor, Kelton, and Lucas. He has spent over 15 years in retail, and is a Certified Technology Specialist relating to integrated audio/ visual system design and engineering. He is a graduate of Francis Scott Key High School and AccuTech Business Institute. In his spare time, he enjoys web design and programming, graphic design, photography, and technical writing. He also performs consulting for retail, audio/ visual, and association industries. Bradley previously served on the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Councilwoman Diane Foster
Diane, a Baltimore native moved to Taneytown in November 2006. She has an AA degree in Human Services. She began working for the federal government at the Department of Defense at Fort Holabird in 1966 and transferred to the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 1971. She has worked on policy-making staffs and later moved to the Office of Public Affairs where she held different positions including Writer-Editor for the monthly publication, "OASIS" magazine, a publication for SSA employees nationwide and Editor of the Central Office Bulletin, a bi-weekly newsletter for Central Office employees at SSA. She successfully completed a Federal Government Leadership Program that led to her working as SSA's liaison to the Baltimore City Mayor's Office and the Maryland State Governor's Office. She served on various program regulation workgroups and interagency partnership councils and as liaison on a myriad of initiatives between SSA and other government agencies where she interacted with all levels of government up to and including the White House. She is presently serving on the Supervisory Committee of the Securityplus Federal Credit Union with $274,422,750 in assets and 35,303 members. She served 2 prior 3-year terms as a Director (1 term as Secretary). Her other volunteers efforts include: Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, Pets on Wheels, Oriole Advocates Inc. (Charitable sub-division of the Baltimore Orioles), Board of Directors Carroll Vista Condominium I, Architectural Committee, Carroll Vista Condominiums, Parish Council, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Event Planning Committee for the Taneytown Economic Development Department. She is married to Samuel and has 4 adult children.
Councilman Joe Vigliotti
Joe Vigliotti, a native of Long Island, New York, has been a resident of Taneytown since 1996, and is a second-term city councilman. He has worked in the home improvement field extensively, and currently works for himself as a freelance writer. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, and Joe is also the author of over a dozen novels. He is a 2008 graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University, where he majored in history, and double minored in political science and philosophy. He is also a member of the Knight of Columbus.
Councilman Darryl Hale
Darryl's family moved to Taneytown in 1975 and he has lived here ever since, with the exception of the four years he spent serving in the United States Marine Corps. During his time in the Marines he traveled to nineteen countries and served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the first Gulf War and received a Combat Meritorious promotion to Corporal.
Darryl and his wife, Kim, have been married for over 23 years and have two amazing children, Morgan and Mason.
He has been employed by a local Carroll County business for the past 24 years, R. M. Schmidt, Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning, as the General Manager.
Darryl previously served on the Taneytown City Council from 1999-2007. During his tenure on the Council he served as Mayor Pro Tern from 2005-2007 and represented Taneytown as the President of the Carroll County Council of Governments in 2006. Recently, he served on the Taneytown Planning Commission and currently serves as the Council Liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
In his spare time Darryl enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and reading.
Councilman Daniel Haines
Daniel Haines is a life-long resident of Taneytown, a graduate of Francis Scott Key High School’s class of 2015, and a student of economics at Carroll Community College. Prior to running for office he served as chairperson of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, and as a member of the Carroll Cable Regulatory Commission.
Daniel enlisted in the Maryland Army National Guard in March of 2017, and currently serves with the 1st Battalion, 175th Infantry Regiment. He works as a sign-language interpreter for a video-relay company in Frederick, MD, and spends most of his free time buried in studies, writing, and physical training. Daniel's focus is to give back to the city he grew up in, and make it a better place.