Robert Flanigan

Robert Flanigan

Ex-Officio Board Member
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Mayor W. Robert Flanigan was born at Frostburg Miners Hospital and has lived his entire life in Frostburg.  He is the son of Ed and Juanita Flanigan.  He attended St. Michael’s Catholic School, Graduated from Bishop Walsh High School. His formal education includes an Associate Arts degree from Allegany College of Maryland in Criminal Justice and his Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University in Sociology with a focus in Criminal Justice. 


Mayor Flanigan served twenty years with the Frostburg Police Department.  He resigned in 2005 as the Senior Corporal and department grant writer.  In 2008 he was elected Public safety Commissioner and served a term and a half before being elected by the council to complete Mayor Arthur Bond’s last term as Mayor.  Being reelected in 2012, 2014, 2016,2018, 2020, Mayor Flanigan has served longer as Mayor than any official in Frostburg History.  


He is part owner of two real estate companies in Frostburg who own and operate three housing complexes.  The Mayor is the proud father of his two grown sons: Max 23 and Brady 20.

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