Experienced. Passionate. A Proven Community Leader.
Hagerstown City Councilwoman Tekesha Martinez
A mother of five and grandmother of four, Hagerstown's own Tekesha Martinez serves as a stellar example of community leadership on the local level. Living day by day under the mantra "decide, commit, act, repeat", Tekesha understands the importance of taking definitive action for the betterment of those around her. She takes on the struggles of life while maintaining a positive outlook and strives to be compassionate in every role she adopts. Tekesha works as a trained community mediator at Mediation First and spends her free time volunteering in the area, often teaching writing workshops at drug recovery houses, and performing locally as a spoken word artist. She is also a co-founder of Hagerstown Cease Pain, a movement that aims to end the suffering caused by addictions and violence, and she regularly organizes local events with her church in order to show activism and empower the youth of our city.
Tekesha is a well-known force for good in Hagerstown, just ask around! Those who know her will describe her as hardworking, devoted, and passionate about what she does. As a great listener, she understands the importance of expressing one's own thoughts, opinions, and feelings, and she is committed to providing a voice for the voiceless in city council.
To Tekesha, you matter, because she strongly believes that even the smallest voice can carry a message that makes a difference.