At the December 5, 2011 Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council meeting, Ryan Spiegel was unanimously elected to a one-year term as Vice President. Council Member Spiegel has served on the City Council since 2007 and was re-elected to a four-year term during the 2011 City Council elections with the highest number of votes of any candidate.
“I’m grateful to the Mayor and my colleagues on the City Council for their confidence in me, and I will make every effort to represent the City of Gaithersburg well during my term as Vice President of the City Council,” said Spiegel.
By Gaithersburg City Code, Part 1, Section 8, the Council annually elects a Vice President from amongst its members. The Vice President acts as President in the absence of the President and is entitled to vote on any decision by the Council. The Mayor serves as President of the Council. As such, the Mayor takes part in discussions but does not vote on matters before the Council.