Martin A. Burns

Mayor and Board of Commissioners
Title: Commissioner
Phone: 301-271-7313

Commissioner Burns was born and raised in Munroe Falls, Ohio a small town the size of Thurmont. He graduated from Stow High School in 1984 and attended the University of Akron. In 1985 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps (USMC). His tours of duty included: Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., and Camp David, the Presidential Retreat. Honorably discharged in April 1989, he was soon employed by Holly Hills Country Club until 1991.

Commissioner Burns was employed by Vitro Corporation's Electronic Engineering Department from 1991-1993. Commissioner Burns was hired by the Federal Government in March 1993 and served with the Chief of Naval Operations, Special Programs division. In 1997, Commissioner Burns was promoted to his current position as the Deputy Director, Headquarters United States Marine Corps, Special Programs Division.

In this position, he is responsible for the management, oversight, and security for Department of the Navy programs worldwide.

Commissioner Burns is married to his wife, Suzanne.  They have 1 son and 1 daughter.  In 2020, Commissioner Burns was inducted into the Maryland Municipal League (MML) Hall of Fame. 

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