Elissa represents governmental clients, providing advice and counsel to a large and diverse group of Maryland municipalities across the State. She currently serves as general counsel to the Cities of Bowie, Westminster and Mount Rainier, and the Towns of North Beach and Church Hill. She often assists other local governments concerning personnel, zoning and land use, and ethics matters, among other areas.
Elissa has been active for many years in the Maryland Municipal Attorney’s Association (MMAA). For several years, she has served as liaison to the Maryland Municipal League’s Legislative Committee, among other capacities. She is presently the MMAA’s representative on the League’s Board of Directors. She has also been a member of both the Maryland State Bar Association’s Local Government and Administrative Law Sections, for both of which sections she served on the governing Councils. Elissa also spent a year with the Office of the Attorney General, representing the twenty-four Maryland sheriffs and their sworn deputies.
Clients rely on Elissa as a trusted voice and confidant who understands local government law’s unique issues and regulations. Her expertise provides valuable insight across all practice groups at Funk & Bolton.