The Town Council
North Brentwood's Elected Officials
Mayor, Town of North Brentwood
Petrella Robinson has been North Brentwood’s Mayor since 2007! She was raised in North Brentwood, the first incorporated municipality in Prince George’s County Maryland and graduated from a local high school in 1968. She then took accounting courses at University of Maryland, College Park.
In 1969, Petrella married Leon Robinson (deceased 2013), with whom she had five children (one deceased). They relocated to DC, and later to Oxon Hill, before moving back to North Brentwood to raise their family.
Mayor Robinson became active in North Brentwood in 1977. She has worn many hats in the community: Councilmember, Clerk, and President of the North Brentwood Recreation Council, and as Town Mayor. For decades, Mayor Robinson has worked diligently to bring our Town's history and auspices to the eyes of county and state government.
In addition to her elected post, she’s an active member of North Brentwood Citizens Association, North Brentwood Historical Society, and Maryland Black Mayors. Mayor Robinson is also a board member of Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, and Prince George’s County Municipal Association.
Mayor Robinson is glad to see North Brentwood’s development as a sustainable community and is pleased to see diversity and growth in the Town. She feels North Brentwood is the best community in which to live in northern Prince George’s County.
Councilmember Ward I
Councilmember Charles Wiley has been a North Brentwood resident since 2012, and was first elected to the Town Council in 2016. He’s a native Washingtonian and has lived in Maryland for 30-plus years, primarily in PG County.
A proud graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School (1995), he was part of its first student government, as well as a stellar athlete in track and field, basketball and football. He returned to coach football at DeMatha for 19 years.
Councilmember Wiley has three beautiful daughters, ages 16, 15 and 3; he married his wife Erin in 2010. Professionally, he works with autistic children and is pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of Maryland Global Campus (aka UMUC).
Councilmember Ward II
Aaron Baynes, Ward II Councilmember, was born in Washington DC, where he attended McKinley High School. His formal education also included two years at Bowie State College, and completion of an apprenticeship program where he learned masonry, setting tiles and stones as a union worker.
Upon becoming a journeyman tile setter, Aaron moved his wife and daughter to North Brentwood in 1993. In 2005, Aaron decided he wanted to be his own boss, so he started a handyman business that he operated until his recent retirement.
Aaron was elected to the Town Council in 2007 and serves as Vice-Mayor, if the Mayor is absent. Councilmember Baynes is fond of North Brentwood, which is evident at Town meetings. He is known for always being encouraging during this very difficult time.
Councilmember Ward III
Councilmember Evan Dame is a fourth-generation North Brentwoodian; his ancestry is deeply rooted within our historic community. He is the proud great-grandson of the late Squire Garland, America’s First Negro Justice of the Peace (his portrait is on permanent display at PGAAMCC).
Since 2017, Evan has served on the North Brentwood Town Council. Achievements: helped obtain one of the area's highest Census Response rates, increased civic engagement among new residents, and elevated the Town’s visibility via social media.
Evan has served on several committees for: Maryland Municipal League Engagement and Outreach, Prince George’s County Municipal Association, North Brentwood Citizen’s Association, Prince George’s County’s Complete Count, and the Green Team Environmental Initiative.
Additionally, he is a patient advocate for the National Kidney Foundation and George Washington University Hospital. Evan helps educate hard-to-reach communities about kidney disease (he is a survivor of kidney failure).
His ultimate goal is to see North Brentwood become an example of diversity and preservation, by appreciating the Town’s changing demographics, and working to preserve its rich history. Whether you consider his family’s multi-generational Town presence, or carrying on his great-grandfather’s mantle of leadership, Councilmember Dame is as much North Brentwood as North Brentwood is him.