Dr. Mona Becker has been a resident of downtown Westminster, along with her wife, since moving to the city in 2003. She is a member of the Science Faculty and serves as the Science Department Chair at Westminster High School. She has been involved in environmental education, outreach, and leadership throughout her career.
Mayor Becker grew up on a small farm in southern Lancaster County, PA, and is a graduate of Millersville University (BS Geology, 1994), Virginia Tech (MS Geology, 1996), and SUNY Stony Brook (PhD Geology, 2001). Upon completing her PhD she lived abroad in England, working in the Earth Science Department at the University of Oxford. Upon moving to Westminster in 2003, she began teaching for Carroll County Public Schools in the area of secondary science. Mayor Becker also served on the faculty of McDaniel College (2010 – 2018) where she co-founded the Environmental Studies Department and served as chair for several years.
Mayor Becker previously served on the Common Council as a Councilmember from 2015 – 2019 where she contributed to the fiber project, the Enhanced Nitrogen Removal (ENR) project, the early stages of water reuse/recycling, and reinvestment in downtown.
As a resident of the city, Mayor Becker has been involved in the Carroll County Arts Council, the downtown Westminster Farmer’s Market, advocating for downtown businesses, and community outreach. Mayor Becker brings her passion for the city, prior experience in municipal leadership, and community engagement to the Mayor’s Office.
Mayor Becker's term expires in 2025.