Town of Thurmont
I served as a Commissioner of the Town of Thurmont from 2011-2013
During my term as a Commissioner I encourage a more civil approach to meetings and
interaction with our residents. During my term the Board of Commissioners purchased
the property at 615 East Main Street for our future Town Office.
I have served as Mayor of the Town of Thurmont from 2013 - 2017


Thurmont Jaycees
Served as a Local, Regional and District Officer of the Jaycees.

The Thurmont Historical Society
Served a Vice President and President

Media Commission
Served as the Chairman of the Media Commission.
The majority of¬  the recommendations made by the Media Commission were
adopted by the Thurmont Board of Commissioners.

Planning and Zoning Commission
Served as Vice-Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission.
Served as Chairman of the Planning & Zoning Commission.¬ 
I helped guide the recent Master Plan process through many public hearings and presentations.
As Planning & Zoning Chairman I oversaw the meetings and public hearings associated
with the Myers Farm Annexation Proposal.
Under my direction the Planning & Zoning Commission
embarked on a long range review of the zoning code.

Thurmont Economic Development Committe
Served as Vice-Chairman
Currently serving as Chairman

Thurmont First Main Street, Inc.
Was instrumental in applying for and receiving the Main Street designation.
Served as Vice-Chairman
Served as Chairman
Helped increase membership, attendance and participation.

Blue Ridge Cemetery Association
Currently serving as President
During my time on the Blue RIdge Cemetery Board of Directors I have encourage the growth
of the cemetery in order to ensure that our community will continue to be served by an
 affordable independent community based non-denominational cemetery

Leadership Recognition

Recipient of the Community Citizen Award
presented by the Thurmont Grange
in recognition of outstanding service to the Thurmont Community.

Recipient of the First Volunteer of the Year Award
presented by the Thurmont Lions Club
in recognition of being an active volunteer in the Thurmont Community.

Recipient of a Thurmont Police Department
Appreciation Award in recognition of assistance with
the Thurmont Police Police Station project and
contributions to the Thurmont Community

Vote for John A. Kinnaird
Mayor of Thurmont
October 31, 2017

Concern For Our Community - Active Involvement - Proven Leadership

Leadership Experience

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Originally published September 26, 2017.