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The Town Council

North Brentwood's Elected Officials

Petrella Robinson, Mayor of North Brentwood, Maryland

Petrella Robinson

Mayor, Town of North Brentwood

Petrella Robinson has been North Brentwood’s Mayor since 2007! She is also the President of Maryland Black Mayors.


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 our Town to raise their family.

Mayor Robinson became active in North Brentwood in 1977. She has worn many community hats: 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 posts, she’s an active member of North Brentwood Citizens Association, North Brentwood Historical Society, and the African American Mayors Association. Mayor Robinson is also a board member of Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, MD Black Mayors, and PG 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.

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Petrella Robinson

Jacqueline Morales

Councilmember Ward I

Councilmember Morales has been a North Brentwood resident since the year 2000. She was raised in Laurel; but, moved here for a shorter work commute to Arlington, Virginia.

Jacqueline truly believes in service! After high school, she joined the US Army and served for three years. Her subsequent civilian career in government spanned 30-plus years, stateside and in Panama (Canal Zone), including employment at: Fort Belvoir, the United States Army Total Personnel Center, the Pentagon, as well as the Missile Defense Agency, where she worked as a Congressional Analyst before her retirement.

As a North Brentwoodian, Jacqueline has long been actively engaged in the Town’s civic affairs. She’s a member of, and Treasurer of, North Brentwood Historical Society; and she volunteers for the Food Distribution Program (SHARE). Jacqueline ran for Town Council becaue her passion centers around supporting those working to sustain this historic community and the well-being of its citizens.

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Jaqueline Morales
Aaron Baynes, Councilperson Ward II, Town of North Brentwood, MD

Aaron Baynes

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.

Aaron Baynes

Evan Dame

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.

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Evan Dame

Interested in becoming a Town Official?

The twice-monthly Mayor and Town Council Meetings are open to all North Brentwood citizens.
Visit the Town Government page for info about Council term years and Town Meetings.

Go to our Elections page to learn how to run for Town Council.

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