City of Westminster Announces New City Administrator
Westminster, Maryland – Westminster’s Mayor and Common Council announced during a Special Meeting this morning that Sara Imhulse has been selected as the new City Administrator. Ms. Imhulse will begin her tenure on September 7, 2021. “Westminster is very excited to bring Sara Imhulse on board as our new City Administrator,” said Mayor Mona Becker. “The City conducted an extensive search,” continued Becker, “and Sara was clearly the best candidate overall.”
Previously the Town Administrator of Riverdale Park, Maryland, Imhulse brings nearly 20 years of experience in city management from senior roles in College Park, Maryland, the District of Columbia Government, and Milford, Ohio. A native of Ohio, Imhulse holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Northern Kentucky University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University. Amongst her accomplishments in Riverdale Park was guiding the town through a complex development project encompassing 38 acres and 180,000 square feet of commercial space, which brought a Whole Foods to the community amongst many other improvements.
Mayor Becker formally proposed the appointment of Imhulse during a special meeting of the Mayor and Council, at which her appointment and employment agreement were unanimously approved. Council President Greg Pecoraro noted that the entire Council had participated with Mayor Becker in the interview and selection process, and Imhulse emerged as the unanimous choice. “We couldn’t be more excited to have Sara join us,” said Pecoraro. “Her enthusiasm in the interviews was compelling, and her experiences seemed exactly right for a community like ours.”
In accepting the position, Ms. Imhulse said, “I’m so honored for the opportunity to serve this community. Westminster is an absolute gem. The Council, staff, and residents have been so welcoming, and I can’t wait to get started.”
The City of Westminster is a municipality in Maryland of nearly 20,000 residents, and an additional 14,000 living outside the city in its water and sewer district. Westminster operates under a mayor-council form of government. The Mayor is elected to a 4-year term. The Common Council is composed of five members who are also elected to serve four-year terms. The City began appointing a City Administrator to manage day-to-day city operations in 2006.