Town Council & Personnel

Town Council & PersonnelJoseph A. Zang III, Mayor

Wife: Carrie |  Daughter: Greer  |  Sons: Jason & Joe

I have lived in Cecil County for over 46 years. Moved to Cecil County when I was in the 2nd grade. Spent most of my childhood in the Earleville/Cecilton area, attended Cecilton Elementary and graduated from Bohemia Manor High School in 1981.

Living in Cecilton continues to be a wonderful experience; there is so much happening here. This town has the potential for a tremendous amount of positive, controlled growth.

The town is fortunate to have a group of people at the governing level who understand that moving forward is not a bad thing as long as you plan properly so that each step you take heads you in the direction you first intended to travel.


  • New Truck for town
  • Benches throughout the town
  • Community Van
  • Upgrade of Pavilion


  • Create a “Community Project”, perform one per year.
  • Sell sections of sidewalk to help generate revenue.
  • Work with local business owners and Council to help enhance the “Look” of the town. Get ideas and create a plan to move forward on items and ideas such as what to do with the “4-Corners” of Cecilton to enhance the Scenery when you pass through town.
  • Designate areas for plantings.

Town Council & PersonnelMary Cooper, Town Administrator

Husband: Cliff  |  Sons: Gabe, Jake & Matt

I’ve been very fortunate to have lived the majority of my life in Cecil County.  While I love to travel, I enjoy returning home just as much.  I can’t think of a better place for my husband and I to be raising our boys.   When I’m not spending time at Town Hall I can be found watching my boys play football, baseball or wrestling.  I’m so excited to see what the future holds.   Cecilton is a place where it’s still important to check on your neighbors, keep the community clean, welcome a stranger and continue to build a firm foundation for the next generation.   I will continue to preserve the integrity of this community by investing in all that makes this community great.  In the future, I envision streets lined with benches and trash receptacles, community activities in the park, lots of landscaping and controlled growth that allows Cecilton to keep its small town charm.  I will do my part in keeping Cecilton friendly and live by its motto “The Way Life Should Be” 

Town Council & PersonnelMichael Cooper, Council Member

Wife: Susan  |  Children: Kaitlyn & Steven

Cecilton is a place my wife and I love to call home and have for the last 20
years. I have been an active member of the Cecilton Town Council since
2002 and the Planning and Zoning Commission prior to that.  I’m a 16 year
member of Station 1 – Cecilton Volunteer Fire Department where I serve on
the board. I’m an avid hunter and very much enjoy watching my son Steven
play football.  I work to make things happen for our communities youth
having served on dance committees and boosters.  

Town Council & PersonnelCraig DeVary, Council Member

Wife: Melissa  |  Children: Jordyn and Cole

As a resident of 15 years, I’m honored to call Cecilton my home.  Having served on council for 9 years I’m passionate about preserving everything that makes Cecilton great for my children and yours.  When I’m not at Town Hall I can be found coaching for Bohemia Manor Junior Football or the Chesapeake City Little League.  I spend a lot of time investing in our community’s youth.   I believe in making a difference and work everyday to do so.  I’m also very proud to say I’m a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard.   When you see me in town please don’t hesitate to share your vision for Cecilton. 

Terry Forsythe, Town Maintenance

I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. I’m a retired machinist after 30 years. I currently reside in Elkton with my wife Deb. I’m a father of three, grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 5 boys. I’m a “GEARHEAD” and travel in my spare time.

Jay Paxson, Town Maintenance Supervisor

Jay has been with the town for many years working hard to ensure town property, facilities and parks are well maintained for all to enjoy. Keeping all plants, trees and grass attractive and healthy. Aside from his daily outdoor maintenance tasks, he does a wonderful job of helping anyone in our community that needs it!


Teresa Quinn, Water & Sewer Billing Clerk/Code Enforcement

Husband: Brian  |  Children: Jennifer, Laurie, and Stephen

I was a Rising Sun High School graduate and once I graduated from college, I became a Cecil County Public School teacher. I taught in Elkton Middle, Chesapeake City Elementary, and finished my career with 16 years at Cecilton Elementary.  In July of 2017, I retired from teaching and was looking for a new career. I love small towns and the sense of friendship and community that are within them.  I have always liked the community of Cecilton and was excited to continue to work here. It is comforting to see familiar faces and meet new ones.  I hope to be part of keeping Cecilton friendly and beautiful.

Charles Ringgold, Council Member

I’ve lived in Cecilton for three years and don’t feel like I can call any other place home. Cecilton has so much potential for better causes in the future. I could go on forever about the love that’s received and given in this town but it would be better for you to come witness it for yourself. My passion is to push not only for the youth but for individuals that want better for themselves period. I’m currently active in the Chesapeake City Little League, Bohemia Manor Junior Football Program, Boy scouts Pack 340, Director of the Faith and Football Camp and “Make A Difference Day” founder. Soon I’ll start ministry classes at my home church Legacy Bible Church. Through all of this nothing would be possible without my faith in God, the support of my wife and family. This town is a blessing and I’m so happy to be a part of it. I’m a great listener so if you have questions or concerns I’m all ears. God Bless!

Town Council & PersonnelKim Roland, Clerk Treasurer

I started my second career in 2007 working for the town after corporate downsizing. I loved the idea of working local and only having a 10 minute drive. I also know many of the residents. I am a 1978 graduate of Bohemia Manor. I have lived in Earleville since 1993.

Town Council & PersonnelDanielle Zack, Council Member

Danielle Zack was born and raised in the North East area and has been a resident of Cecilton for the past twelve years.   She has twin boys in elementary school who are active in the Chesapeake City Little League, Cecil Soccer and YMCA Basketball.  She coaches the boys’ sports teams and is involved in the Parent – Teacher Organization for the elementary school.   Therefore, in all her free time she enjoys running, reading, boating, sports and spending time with her family.  During the day, she can be found at University of Delaware where she is employed full time as a financial grants manager.