Updated: Mar 9
Since 1975, I have called College Park my home. I’ve built many memories with my friends and family in our neighborhoods. In 2009, I decided to run for City Council because I wanted to further my commitment to the community that I have enjoyed for many decades.
Since then I have worked with our neighbors to make our city council more accessible through efforts like closed captions for council meetings, a business roundtable, and various efforts surrounding affordable housing. I have been a champion for our education-focused efforts with the College Park City-University Partnership, created a faith based council, and led the way to the city recognizing that Black Lives Matter.
Part of my enjoyment has been collaborating with our student residents and campus student leaders as we work to turn our vision of One College Park into reality.
Serving as your council member has been an honor of a lifetime and our work is not yet done, which is why I am announcing my intent to run for Mayor of the City of College Park in the May 2023 special election.
For the past year, I have served as President of the Maryland Municipal League and on the board of the National League of Cities. Through these, I have worked with Mayors across the state and nation and it is clear to me that we all have one thing in common — we want to do more to support our communities.
As I continue to meet with neighbors and partners, I have heard what our residents expect out of our future Mayor. I’m excited to continue to meet with more residents as we work together to create a College Park with you in mind.
We’ll work together and be partners throughout this process. Be in touch and let’s create a College Park that is diverse, affordable, equitable, and economically friendly.