Troy Barrington Lilly is the Mayor of the Town of Forest Heights. He is committed to working with disparate groups of people to solve community challenges.
As a member of the Council, he introduced legislation that formed a Youth and Community Development Bureau in Forest Heights in collaboration with the County Council. He also helped author bills in the Maryland House and Senate that addressed blighted commercial properties in Forest Heights and passed them into law. By partnering with local businesses and residents, he helped launch an economic empowerment series to give town and nearby residents access to financial experts and strategies. Other initiatives he is proud of include sponsoring legislation to install onsite water facilities at the Forest Heights Community Garden.
He worked as a photographer and DoD contractor for over a decade, covering engagements between senior US military officials and foreign dignitaries. Troy also supported nonprofit groups, working with the NAACP’s national ACT-SO youth division, the Washington Association of Black Journalists, and small businesses, such as the Barteca Restaurant Group. His photographs have been displayed in Times Square in New York City, on CNN.com, and archived in the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS). He currently works in product development for Accenture Federal Services’ National Security Portfolio.
Troy has been a proud resident of Forest Heights since 2017. He takes pleasure in serving others and delivering results for his community.