City of College Park, Maryland

Mayor and Council

Elected Officials

Official Correspondence
for the Mayor and City Council
should be sent to the City of College Park,
4500 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

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MAYOR 

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Patrick L. Wojahn
5015 Lackawanna Street
College Park, MD 20740
240-988-7763

pwojahn@collegeparkmd.gov

 

Patrick Wojahn is an advocate for trails and safe bicycle and pedestrian networks as Director of Government Relations at Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Previously, Patrick worked as a policy and legal advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and for people living with HIV/AIDS in the DC metro area.  Patrick has served in various leadership roles in the past, including as Chair of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board and as chair of the National League of Cities Transportation and Infrastructure Service Policy Committee. He was a founding member of the Board of Director of the College Park Community Foundation and served on the Boards of Directors of the College Park Community Food Bank and Equality Maryland.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Patrick received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002. He has lived in College Park with his husband, Dave Kolesar, for over twelve years. He also completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Public Policy and is a graduate of the spring 2012 class of the Prince George's County Citizens Police Academy and the 2014 class of Leadership Greater Washington.

Patrick ran for Mayor in 2015 after serving for 8 years on the City Council in order to help College Park realize its unfulfilled promise of becoming a top-tier college town. While on Council he took on new initiatives to improve life for College Park residents, such as starting College Park Day and helping found the College Park Community Foundation. Patrick also headed a committee to develop new strategies to address problems with rental properties, strengthened the City’s tools to ensure that vacant and abandoned properties are properly maintained, and led initiatives to make the City more environmentally sustainable.

 
DISTRICT 1

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S.M. Fazlul Kabir
Councilmember, District 1
9817 53rd Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
301-659-6295

fkabir@collegeparkmd.gov 




Fazlul Kabir is the current Council Member of the City of College Park District 1 in north College Park. Kabir lives in east Hollywood with his wife and two children.

Kabir teaches at the University of Maryland, College Park and also works as the Senior Project Manager in a federal project. He holds a doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University Of Manchester.

Kabir has led the effort and worked with a group of residents to establish the Hollywood Farmers Market in north College Park. The market offered farm-fresh food, supported local farmers, provided a space where residents and community groups can meet and also helped revitalize the Hollywood commercial district.

Kabir has also worked to improve pedestrian safety along Rhode Island Avenue through the use of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons.

Before he became the Council member, he served as a four-term Secretary of the North College Park Citizens Association. He is a co-founder of the College Park Day event, where he works with the community groups, local schools and helps manage the event’s website.  

Kabir enjoys helping in community projects. In the past years, he helped organize the Annual Hollywood neighborhood cleanup event, winter clothing drive and tree planting event.




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Kate Kennedy
Councilmember, District 1
9730 51st Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
202-400-1501

kkennedy@collegeparkmd.gov

Kate Kennedy is currently serving her first term as City Council member in District One.  She lives in Hollywood with her husband Bill and their rescue dog Seneca where she enjoys gardening in the community garden, shopping at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market, biking (preferably on dedicated trails), and running Saturday morning at College Park Parkrun.

She is currently an active member of the North College Park Citizen's Association and has served as Treasurer of the College Park Community Foundation and Vice-Chair of the Advisory Planning Commission.

She earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Georgetown University, and put her business savvy to work for nonprofits. An executive who specializes in fundraising, Kate has raised funds for the Girl Scouts and for a tuition-free private school in Anacostia. She currently serves as Chief Development Officer at The League of Women Voters US.

Kate looks forward to bringing her fundraising and business expertise to the City Council. She will advocate for resources and amenities in North College Park, including the completion of Duvall Field, the Hollywood Commercial District Streetscape Project, and Gateway Park.  She has advocated for a more inclusive and welcoming College Park because she believes a neighborhood should be more than a collection of strangers, it should be a community.




 


DISTRICT 2

 
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P.J. Brennan
Councilmember, District 2
c/o 4500 Knox Road

College Park, MD 20740
202-288-5569

pbrennan@collegeparkmd.gov

P.J. is serving his second term as City Councilmember, representing College Park's 2nd District.  During his time on council, P.J. has demonstrated a strong commitment to working with residents, city staff, county and state leaders, and the University of Maryland to achieve results. P.J. is a proven leader, keeping his communities informed and engaged, fighting for Smart Growth, and advocating for Quality of Life strategies. In addition to his duties as councilmember, P.J. has been active with Neighborhood Quality of Life, Aging in Place, Public/Pedestrian Safety, and Community Building initiatives.

P.J. is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Maryland University College. P.J. works for the federal government and has worked for various cultural and academic institutions in the Washington metropolitan area. P.J. is a Fellow with the University of Maryland and Maryland Municipal League Academy for Excellence in Local Governance.

P.J. and his husband Nick have lived in Prince George’s County since 2005. They enjoy walking their two dogs on local trails, gardening, biking around town, exploring local restaurants and farmer’s markets, and taking advantage of the amenities at University of Maryland, including Campus Recreation Services and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.



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Monroe S. Dennis
Councilmember, District 2
8117 51st Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
301-474-6270

mdennis@collegeparkmd.gov

Dennis is a native Marylander having grown up and finished high school in Worcester County, Maryland. After finishing college in Baltimore, where he earned a BS degree in Mathematics, he has been employed as a federal employee, and has served 2 years in the US Army. Following military service Dennis was employed by, and has retired from the IBM Company, and from Group1/Pitney Bowes Software, Inc.

Dennis settled in the city of College Park in the mid-1990’s and soon thereafter became involved with the Lakeland Civic Association (LCA) and other neighborhood advocacy affairs. He has served the LCA in many capacities, and has been president of the LCA for more than 6 years.

During his LCA time, Dennis has interacted with City Staff, and Mayor and Council to accomplish a number of initiatives, and considers his ability to grasp the big picture, and to work through details with all stake-holders to arrive at amenable end-results as an asset that will serve well in the future.

Looking forward to the next Council term Dennis expects to enhance relationships with Council, and constituents, and in general to tackle stabilization/quality-of-life, public safety, and all day-to-day issues facing the City.

 
DISTRICT 3

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Robert W. Day, Sr.
Councilmember, District 3
7410 Baylor Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
301-741-1962

rday@collegeparkmd.gov

I have lived in College Park Estates with my wife Melissa and our sons Robert Jr., Matthew and Maxwell, for 16 years.

I have been an active member of the community for 14 years through many boards and commissions. Until I was elected to the Council, I was the President of the College Park Estates Civic Association, Chair of the Rent Stabilization Board, member of the Noise Control Board, current member and two-term former chair of the Advisory Planning Commission. I have also served as the 2003 Vice Chair and 2011 Chair of the City Redistricting Commission, and member of the Advisory Planning Group for 2002 US 1 Corridor Sector Plan.

I have worked to represent resident and neighborhood interests to improve the Quality of Life in our community. Throughout all of my board and committee roles, and now as a councilmember, I have been a strong voice, asking the tough questions and focusing on representing the needs and desires of the community. My goal in running for re-election is to continue being a strong leader in building a better College Park which will remain a community that people and businesses want to call home for years to come.



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John Rigg
Councilmember, District 3
6809 Dartmouth Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
443-646-3503

jrigg@collegeparkmd.gov

John Rigg has lived in the Calvert Hills neighborhood of College Park since 2007, where he served for five years as President of the Calvert Hills Citizen’s Association.  A natural collaborator and tireless community activist, John has worked hard to protect the character of College Park’s neighborhoods while helping to bring amenities and smart development to our city.  

John volunteers his time extensively throughout our community.  He is a volunteer Paramedic, sings in community and church choirs, is a Commissioner on the city’s Advisory Planning Commission (the planning and zoning board), and is active at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  

John has master’s degrees in Public Administration, with a focus on Urban and Regional Affairs, and in Health Administration. He has served in the White House under two presidents, and has worked in the US House of Representatives.  John directs a large policy office within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.   

John would love to hear your thoughts about ways in which our City can become an even better place to live, study, do business, worship, and build community. 

 

 
DISTRICT 4

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Denise C. Mitchell
Councilmember, District 4
c/o 4500 Knox Road
College Park, MD 20740

Denise is a long-term advocate for children having access to quality education and currently serves as the area Manager for AlphaBEST Education, Inc. where children are afforded the opportunity to have before and after care in a safe, nurturing environment, that stimulates learning and individualized opportunities for their scholars. Denise has served previously on the City Council from 2009-2013 and Mayor Pro Tem from 2013-2015. Denise represented the city in various leadership roles: National League of Cities, Maryland Municipal League and the Prince George's County Municipal Association.  

Denise and her family moved to College Park Woods in 1975 and she began her service to the community by serving on the Board of Directors of the West College Park Civic Association and also as the former member and Chair of the Education Advisory Committee. Denise received her Master of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Administration from The University of the District of Columbia and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health Administration from Rutgers’s University.

Denise's theme continues to be One College Park and it's her goal to provide transparency, serve with integrity and bring various stakeholders to the table to collaborate and implement the vision of One College Park.  

 Dustyn

Dustyn Burkart Kujawa 
Councilmember, District 4 
9238 Limestone Place 

College Park, MD  20740 
240-620-2105

dkujawa@collegeparkmd.gov

Dustyn Kujawa has lived in College Park for 10 years and during that time has worked hard to become part of the community at large. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management. She currently works as a Group Lead for an aerospace engineering company in Greenbelt.

Community is important to Dustyn, and she enjoys getting to know her neighbors. She has served on the College Park Woods Pool Board, as a member of the College Park Redistricting Commission, and as Co-Coordinator of the Neighborhood Watch. Dustyn is well respected among her friends and neighbors and is excited to continue to help the residents of District 4.

As a Councilmember, Dustyn will continue to serve and implement the visions of the residents to meet the needs of District 4.  As a resident, neighbor, and friend, she knows the strengths of the community and what matters most. She will continue to work diligently and impartially to bring change for the district and the City of College Park.