Town Manager 

Frank Schaeffer, Interim

Franklin G. Schaeffer began serving as the Sykesville Interim Town Manager on April 1, 2019.  Mr. Schaeffer will serve in that capacity while the Town completes the hiring process for a permanent Town Manager.  That process is expected to take about 6 months.  During the interim period Mr. Schaeffer will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Town.  

Prior to coming to Sykesville Mr. Schaeffer had served as the Town Manager for New Windsor for almost 8 years.  He retired from New Windsor in May of 2018.  Previously he worked for Carroll County Government for 31 years.   While working for Carroll County Mr. Schaeffer served 13 years as the Deputy Director of Public Works.  His responsibilities were with the water, sewer and solid waste systems as well enterprise fund management.  He also had 18 years’ experience in planning and zoning in various capacities related to development review including 10 years as the Chief of the Bureau of Development Review.   

Mr. Schaeffer has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Western Maryland College (McDaniel) and a Master’s in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary’s College (University).

Please feel free to contact Frank at his email or by calling 410-795-6390.

Executive Assistant
Jana Antrobus

Jana Antrobus serves as the Executive Assistant to the Town Manager and assists with maintaining daily operations of the office. She provides a variety of services, including:
  • Staff Liaison to the  Planning Commission
  • Staff Liaison to SPARC ( Parks & Rec)
  • Staff Liaison to the Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Processing County Building Permits
  • Processing Public Utility Permits: Click Here
  • Processing Zoning Certificates: Click Here
  • Coordinating Special Projects
  • Coordinating Development Review Process
  • Notary - Call 410-795-8959 to make an appointment

      Jana can be reached via email or by calling 410-795-8959

Town Governing Body

The Town of Sykesville has a council-manager form of government. The Mayor and Town Council are elected by, and responsible to the voters for the operation of the city.

The Mayor and Town Council have oversight function and general responsibility for Town affairs through budgeting, setting policy and legislating Town ordinances. The Mayor, with the approval of the Council, appoints and supervises the Town Manager.

The Town Manager provides information to assist the Mayor and Town Council in its policy making role.