Executive Office of the Mayor: Edward Estes

Edward Estes was sworn in as the 17th Mayor of the City of Glenarden on June 12, 2017.

Mayor Estes has demonstrated excellent leadership skills; and has over 35 years of extensive architectural design experience in retail, office, entertainment, sports and mixed-use project types in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Maryland and Washington, DC. As Planner Coordinator for Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Estes authored the original Conceptual Site Plan case no. CSP-03006 for Glenarden’s newly constructed – Woodmore Towne Centre Mixed Use Transit Oriented Development. He has worked on several other projects in Prince George’s county including:

  • Hyattsville’s – West Hyattsville Commons Mixed Use Transit District Overlay Zone
  • Bowie’s – Melford Mixed Use Transit Oriented Development and
  • Greenbelt’s – Towne Centre @ Beltway Plaza Mixed Use Infill Development

Edward Estes presently works as an Architectural/Urban Designer for the District of Columbia Office of Planning and the Department of General Services. As Urban Designer at the Office of Planning, he has worked on New Communities projects, Neighborhood Strategic Planning, Economic Development and the Chinatown Design Review Procedures.

After moving to the City of Glenarden in 2014, Estes immediately gravitated to the civic activities of his community. He has engaged the former Mayor and City Council in their many legislative issues and affairs. Estes prides himself as an advocate for the residents of Glenarden. He has engaged in discussions on residential, commercial and recreational development in the City with the Planners of Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Prince George’s Planning Board, the Zoning Hearing Examiner and the District Council, along with the Development Partners D.R. Horton Inc. and Petrie Richardson Ventures to expedite and adhere to the Conceptual Site Plan for the Woodmore Towne Centre at Glenarden. As vice president of The Glenarden Civic Association, Estes has contributed much of his time and energy to enhance the services of the City’s residents. Estes believes in and supports progress and unity in his community.

Mayor Edward Estes grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, attended Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia and earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1982. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Hampton University Architecture Alumni Association and has been an active member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

Estes currently resides with his significant other, Dr. Joy Phillips, at the Residences in Woodmore Towne Centre at Glenarden; is the proud father of four children and grandfather of eight.