Board of Directors

Officers

President

Rick Lober

Vice President

Craig Harrison

Secretary

Paige Ferguson

Treasurer

Marty Etzel

Board

JD Derdarian

Stacy Hennessey

Norm Lerner

Mark Mhley

Carolyn Patenaude

Bios

President, Rick Lober 

Vice President, Craig Harrison – King George Street. Craig worked as a government contractor for over 33 years with SAIC, Bechtel and CSC and is now leading a much more satisfying life living in Annapolis and directing events such as the Annapolis Running Classic, the Annapolis Oyster Classic and the Sailor’s Triathlon. He and his wife Lisa Fontaine have resided in Ward One for eighteen years. In addition to putting on events, for almost two years they have owned Annapolis Eventours (formerly Urban Eventours). With a fleet of ten electric carts (eCruisers), they provide history and food tours as well as event transportation (weddings, fundraising and corporate events, Navy football games, etc.). New this year will be a Craft Beer Tour and a Progressive Dinner Tour, so come join us! Eight years ago, the mayor appointed him to the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Board of Advisors. He now serves as the chair of the Board and is active in supporting the department’s events and initiatives. As a tour guide, he is passionate about this city and its history. His focus is to improve transportation and parking within Annapolis by providing the electric carts for local rides on demand, as well as fixed routes. He believes that having routes from Eastport to West Annapolis and down West Street to Park Place could be convenient, environmentally friendly and affordable.  

Secretary, Paige Ferguson – College Avenue

Treasurer, Marty Etzel – Randall Street

Member, JD Derclerian – Prince George Street

Member, Stacy Hennessey 

Member, Norm Lerner 

Member, Mark Mhley Conduit Street –  A USNA Class of 1996 graduate, a resident of Ward One since 2013, when the Navy assigned him to teach at the USNA. He retired from the Navy in 2017 and founded a small business that provides business tools to and advocacy for veteran-owned and military-spouse-owned small businesses. Locally, Mark is leading the Anne Arundel County Veteran and Military Spouse Small Business Ecosystem Initiative. Mark facilitated the research and presentations to the City Council of short-term rental legislation and its effects on residents. He was a member of the City Dock Redevelopment Steering Committee, and is coordinating the WORA input to the 2020 Annapolis Comprehensive Plan. Mark has also worked closely with Lisa Fontaine to update the WORA website and digital media sites.

Member, Carolyn Patenaude – Jefferson Place. Carolyn is currently an interim member on WORA board, and is chair of WORA Parking Committee. While on the Parking Committee she has helped identify parking issues, researched analysis on residential parking in other cities, and attended City Council meetings to support residential parking being just for residence. She is also serving her second term on the Board of President Hill Community Association (PHCA). Carolyn has lived in Ward One Annapolis for more than five years and previously lived in four other states. She works as a Registered Nurse in Annapolis and is married to Albert Smith and they have shared over 14 years together.