Town Manager & Executive Assistant

Town Manager Aretha Adams

Aretha L. Adams began her role as Town Manager on February 5, 2018.  As Town Manager, Aretha reports to the Mayor and Town Council.  She is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Town government through the supervision and guidance of Town departments, implementing Council policies, enforcing ordinances, presenting a balanced and responsible Town budget, working effectively with all the Town’s stakeholders, and fulfilling the vision, mission and goals established by the Mayor and Town Council.

Aretha brings more than twelve years of experience to the Town after working across the country for municipalities in Florida, Washington, DC, California and Texas. She most recently served as Assistant City Manager in Lancaster, TX where she managed numerous areas of government operations including, budget/CIP, Public Improvement Districts, Municipal Airport, Municipal Courts, Information Technology, Purchasing, Fleet Maintenance, Public Information/Community Relations, State Auxiliary Museum, and Solid Waste.

Prior to the City of Lancaster, Aretha held a similar position in fast-growing McKinney, Texas where she was responsible for the oversight of the Municipal Court, Grants Administration, Housing and Community Development, Public Transportation, and Franchise Agreements. As well, Aretha’s experience and expertise extends to Economic development projects and policy.

Aretha has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida A&M University and a Master’s in Public Administration from American University in Washington, DC.

She lives in the area with her husband and their four children.

Please feel free to contact Aretha Adams at her email or by calling 410-795-6390.
Executive Assistant Jana Antrobus
Jana Antrobus serves as the Executive Assistant to the Town Manager. She assists with processing building permits and grant applications and coordinating special projects as well as maintaining daily operations of the office.
 Jana can be reached via Email or by calling 410-795-6390.

Town Governing Body
The Town of Sykesville has a council-manager form of government. The Mayor and Town Council are elected by, and responsible to the voters for the operation of the city.

The Mayor and Town Council have oversight function and general responsibility for Town affairs through budgeting, setting policy and legislating Town ordinances. The Mayor, with the approval of the Council, appoints and supervises the Town Manager.

The Town Manager provides information to assist the Mayor and Town Council in its policy making role.