Last Tuesday, I was sworn in as your new Mayor at the regular City Council meeting. I want to thank you all who came to the swearing-in ceremony. I am humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to serve you until the next City election this November. You can read more about the swearing-in ceremony on the Diamondback here: .

Now that I am officially sworn in, the hard work begins. First and foremost, I want to hear from you. Please let me know how I can serve you better and make more positive changes to College Park that we call home.

The election of the new mayor also has created a vacancy for the District 1 City Council position. The City has announced to look for applicants. The Council plans to appoint a new Council member within a month period. Please read more about this here:

Since last Tuesday night’s inauguration, the past few days have been quite eventful. I’ve had numerous opportunities to connect with community members, acknowledge their contributions, and listen to their perspectives.

Last Wednesday evening, I engaged with Calvert Hills Civic Association (CHCA) members and addressed their concerns regarding the quality of life, neighborhood stability, and flooding.

The following day, I participated in the annual Arbor Day tree planting event alongside the City’s Trees and Landscaping Board (TLB) and the North College Park Community Association (NCPCA). That same evening, I attended a meeting hosted by the Berwyn District Civic Association (BDCA).

I interacted with many community members on Friday morning during the City Hall’s annual Bike to Work Day event. In the evening, I had the privilege of meeting various volunteers and members of the City’s Boards and Committees at an appreciation event.

Saturday morning began with joining over 50 community members and local police officers for the annual “Ride with a COP” event at Lake Artemisia. Additionally, I visited our local Hollywood Farmers Market.

Lastly, yesterday, I had the delightful opportunity to meet community members and City leaders at a luncheon to express our gratitude. In the days ahead,

I will continue meeting more community members as we embark on this journey together.

(Photo credits: City of College Park, Prince George’s County Police Department, Brian Roan)