Abigail McNinch, a 14-year resident of the town of Denton, has served on the Town Council since 2013. She is currently the Mayor. She has been appointed to numerous boards including the Eastern Shore Association of Municipalities, the Denton Utility Commission, the Caroline County Library Board of Trustees, Downtown Denton Main Street, Human Resources Council, Caroline County Council of Arts, and Denton Elementary PTA.
As project manager for the Denton Development Corporation for five years, Abigail helped secure over $1.5 million in grants for various local economic development projects (including the Chesapeake Culinary School and the Denton ArtsWay project). In 2010, in an effort to continue to promote the revitalization of the town, she opened a downtown retail shop, Joviality.
Abigail’s educational background includes a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Maryland. Although she continues to offer doctoral expertise in early childhood special education upon request, she currently directs this expertise towards raising her three girls.