FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Statement from Denise Mitchell, Mayor Pro Tem, City of College Park
College Park, MD, March 2, 2023 - Today has been a very difficult day for the residents, staff and elected officials in College Park. Like our community, we are shocked and disturbed by the arrest and charges filed against the former mayor. As this is an on-going and active investigation, the City will respect the judicial process and cooperate fully with the investigation.
While we continue to process everything that has happened today, City services and work cannot and will not stop. It is vital for our community and our residents to know that City services will continue to operate, uninterrupted.
The City’s Board of Election Supervisors will meet tomorrow to discuss the Special Election that will need to be held to fill the vacant Mayor’s seat, and we will update our community with this information next week. In the meantime, I encourage all residents to stay tuned to the City’s website and to like, follow and subscribe to City emails and official social media channels.
I thank our community for their support, and our staff for maintaining excellent City services today and every day. Thank you.