Wayne A. Hooper

Mayor and Board of Commissioners
Title: Commissioner
Phone: 301-271-7313
Wayne Hooper (2)

10 Weil Drive Thurmont, MD 21788

Born: February 29, 1956 at Waynesboro Hospital, Pennsylvania. Son of Grayson O. and Erma L. Hooper.

Married: 1989 to Jill M. Lowe

Education: Attended Elmer Wolfe Elementary, Union Bridge Thurmont Elementary and Thurmont Middle Schools. Graduated 1974 from Catoctin High School. Attended Western Maryland College and Frederick Community College, graduated in 1977, A.A. Degree Park Management.

Employment History: Cozy Restaurant; Carpenter Helper, Finishing Department. Hoke Furniture; Maintenance, Town of Thurmont; Truck Driver/Receiving Department. Noland Cutting Room Worker, Claire Frock Company; Transportation Department, St. Joseph's Provincial House

Organizations: Charter President, Regional Vice President, Membership Vice President, Thurmont Jaycees; Line Officer and Administrator, Officer, Guardian Hose Company; Thurmont Community Ambulance Service Officer; ILGWU Local;  Member of Catoctones Chorus and 17 years as Lead Singer in Final 4 Gospel Quartet Commissioner.

Commissioner Hooper is a member of the Maryland Municipal League (MML) Hall of Fame. Commissioner Hooper has served as liaison to various Boards and Commissions within Town Government, most notably the Special Events Committee who have hosted the very successful Halloween in the Park program for many years.

In 2022, Commissioner Hooper serves as the Mayor Pro-Tem, and is the liaison to the Thurmont Addiction Commission, the Special Activities Commission, and the Thurmont Skatepark Committee.


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