Ellen Moyer

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Ellen Moyer
Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland
In office
December 3, 2001[1] – December 7, 2009
Preceded by Dean Johnson
Succeeded by Josh Cohen
Personal details
Born Ellen Oosterling
(1936-02-12) February 12, 1936 (age 81)
Camden, New Jersey
Spouse(s) Roger Moyer (divorced)

Ellen Oosterling Moyer (born February 12, 1936), a Democrat, was the first woman Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland, having been elected in 2001. As mayor, she established the Annapolis Conservancy Board and the city's Greenscape program.

Moyer was born Ellen Louise Oosterling to parents Henry John Oosterling and Mina (Johnson) Oosterling in Camden, New Jersey. She was raised in Towson, Maryland, and later attended Penn State University. She has been named a Distinguished Alumnus of Towson High School and Penn State's Board of Trustees recognized her with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007.[2] She married Roger Moyer, former Mayor of Annapolis, and had five children with him. Ellen divorced Roger in 1973 and remarried to Tom Conroy (d. December 4, 2002) in 1979.

Prior to serving as mayor, Moyer was a member of the Annapolis city council (1987–2001) and the Maryland Racing Commission (1999–2003). She also taught a year of fifth-grade in Baltimore County, Maryland, served as executive director of the Maryland Commission for Women in the late 1970s, as a lobbyist of the Maryland Teacher's Association, and as a member of the Strategic Committee on the State Plan for Higher Education (1999–2000).

Ellen Moyer has four sons, Guy, John, Michael and Steven, and one daughter, Loni Moyer. She has five grandchildren.


Preceded by
Dean Johnson
Mayor of Annapolis
Succeeded by
Joshua J. Cohen