Mayor Michael E. Hale was born in the Nation's Capital, Washington, D.C., on July 25, 1947.
He attended Public Schools in the District of Columbia graduating from Eastern High School, in June of 1966. Upon his high school graduation, he accepted a position with the United States Post Office in July.
In December of 1966, Mayor Hale was drafted into the United States Army. He recieved an Honorable Discharge from the Army after two years service, having achieved the rank of Sergeant E5.
In an effort to further expand his education, Mayor Hale enrolled in the Federal City College in Washington, D.C. and graduated in May of 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. He received a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision in 1977 from the University of the District of Columbia.It is Mayor Hale's utmost desire to showcase the Town of Colmar Manor as the "Little Town than Could".
Mayor Hale began his career as a teacher of Mathematics with the District of Columbia Public School system in 1974 and retired after thirty years service on May, 2003. Shortly after his retirement, he returned to his teaching career with the Prince George's County Public School system for six years, retiring for a second time in June of 2009.
On November30, 1977, Mayor Hale and his family moved to the Town of Colmar Manor. After repeated requests from various neighbors in the town to run for Mayor, he successfully ran for the Coulcilmember position for Ward 3 serving in this position for eight year. In May of 2010, he won the election for the town.
High on Mayor Hale's list of personal accomplishments was the honor of meeting United States President Barack Obama on December 17th of 2010. He was invited to witness the President sign a tax bill that provided unemployment benefit extensions to millions of Americans.
It is Mayor Hale's utmost desire to showcase the Town of Colmar Manor as the "Little Town than Could" by further developing Sustainable Living, Healthy Lifestyles and Community Center programs in addition to other programs in the town.