Strong, Progressive, Pragmatic Leadership on City Council
John and his family have lived in the Calvert Hills neighborhood of College Park since 2007, and he has been serving as a member of the College Park City Council since 2017. Prior to serving on council, John served for five years as the President of the Calvert Hills Citizens Association, where he took the lead on a large number of community events and coalitions, and successfully led an effort to convert the deserted, city-owned Calvert Road School to a high-quality daycare.
Leadership and Results
Since being elected in 2017, John has become a strong voice on council for all residents of District 3, taking a leading role on a number of critical issues, including:
Successfully fighting to keep the Albion Road open space undeveloped and available to become a county park;
Pushing the University of Maryland to deliver on the new new City of College Park/UMD joint venture day care at the Calvert Road School, which is now open and providing high-quality day care for College Park families;
Funding infrastructure improvements in our neighborhoods, including the pedestrian bridge improvement to Beechwood Road, as well as sidewalks, streetlights, and pedestrian walkways on Beechwood, Edmonston, Harvard, and Baltimore Ave;
Championing the new College Park City Hall, which serves as a point of civic pride for our community, a central gathering place, and provides a venue for city staff to work safely and productively together; and,
Keeping our neighborhoods strong through residential tax abatement, funding for community schools, and helping to organize events that bring residents of our city together
A Legacy of Service
In addition to his city council duties, John serves in many different leadership capacities:
John has master’s degrees in public administration/urban and regional affairs, and in public policy. He currently works as a senior career civil servant at the Department of Health and Human Services. He has served in the White House under two presidents, and has worked for the Ways & Means Committee of the US House of Representatives. John and his wife Jennifer and children Evan (age 17) and Lucas (age 14) are active at St. Andrew’s Church in College Park.