Tim Collins was elected in June 2001 as Mayor of Bolivar. Previously, he had served on the Town Council from July 1997 to July 2001.
Tim is a native of Washington, D.C., and was raised in nearby Silver Spring, Maryland. He attended St. Catherine Laboure for his first four years of grammar school before going on to Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy in Southern Maryland. He graduated from Springbrook High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps upon graduating.
He and his wife Diana were married in 1979. They have three sons, and two daughters-in-law, and became grandparents for the first time last November. All of their children reside in Maryland.
Tim and Diana moved to Bolivar in February of 1996, a sort of homecoming for Diana, who was born and raised in Bluefield, West Virginia (McDowell County). A few years later Tim would retire (September 2000) from nearly 30 years of working for the WSSC, a company that supplies sewer and water for PG and Montgomery Counties in Maryland.
Tim got involved in local politics because he wanted to try to help all Bolivar citizens and to make our town safe. He sees Bolivar's future as the site of more activities for the younger generation, perhaps an athletic building or a community pool for them to enjoy in our quiet little town.