Pete Lesher (M.A. History, Columbia University) has served on the staff of Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum since 1991, currently as Chief Curator.
He is in his third term on the Easton Town Council, where he has been an effective in advancing downtown revitalization, developing municipal parks, and limiting annexation to parcels that are already developed. Working collegially with the mayor and the rest of the Council, he seen the town improve its credit rating while holding property tax rates steady. He is proud of his work with the Easton Comprehensive Plan, and the town’s cooperation with Shore Regional Health’s plans to develop a new medical center in Easton.
His civic engagement includes serving as chairman of the St. Michaels Historic District Commission, on the board of Maryland Humanities, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Council of American Maritime Museums and in the past as Curatorial Chairman of the Talbot Historical Society. He is past council president of Grace Lutheran Church in Easton. He volunteers with Cub Scout Pack 190.
Pete lives in the Earle’s Addition neighborhood of Easton (south of Brookletts). He and his wife, Mariana, have two children who attend Talbot County Public Schools.
“The values that I bring to the job expressed in my priorities in building healthy communities through preserving rural character, through economic development and through clean water. ”