Mayor's Office

Mayor Bennard J. Cann

Mayor Bennard J. Cann is the 12th mayor for the Town of Morningside MD.  Elected in 2014 to the Council and then appointed as Vice Mayor, he has served in his mayoral capacity since 2016. As Mayor, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the Town to include Police, Public Works, and Administration. Geographically, Mayor Cann’s business acumen has spanned over 25 years and the East Coast, including stops in North Carolina, and the District of Columbia in the corporate and non-profit sectors.

In his current full-time role, Mayor Cann works in Workforce Development for the Prince George’s County community. He sits on the Executive Board of the non-profit organizations GLN (Global Language Network) and S.T.A.R.F.U.R.A. He serves as a sworn-in Honorary Commander for Joint Andrews Base. He also serves on the Executive Boards of the Maryland Mayor’s Association and the Prince George’s County Municipal Association and is a member of the Maryland Black Mayors Association.

Mayor Cann has a lifelong passion for serving the community.  He works with community members and leaders as well as elected officials on the county, state, and Federal levels. His goal, is to ensure that every member of the community has access to information and resources to provide the quality of life that they are entitled to. Outside of helping his community, Mayor Cann’s secondary passion is speaking to various audiences about ways to build and enhance their communities with intentionality and purpose.  He has been a speaker to audiences of elected officials, youth, and non-profit organizations in this capacity.

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