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Posted on: May 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City Council Vacancy

District 1


On Tuesday, May 16, Fazlul Kabir was sworn in as Mayor of College Park, leaving a vacancy on the City Council from District 1.  In accordance with the City Charter, the vacancy may be filled by appointment within 30 days (by June 15) by majority vote of the Council.  The appointed term will end in December when the next Mayor and Council are sworn in.

District 1Residents who are interested in applying to fill the Council vacancy must be 18 years old as of June 13, be a citizen of the United States, be a current registered voter in the City, and must have lived in the City for at least one year. The applicant does not need to be a resident of District 1 to be considered, but if appointed, will represent District 1 on the City Council.  District 1 is shown in blue on the attached map, and includes the neighborhoods of Sunnyside, Hollywood, Cherry Hill, Daniels Park and Autoville.

Information about the responsibility of the City Council is located in Article III of the City Charter: and Chapter 62, Section 4, of the City Code:  The City Council meets on Tuesday evenings in the Council Chambers of City Hall.   Councilmembers are expected to attend meetings in person except under certain circumstances. Councilmembers are paid $7,000 per year.

If you are interested in being considered to fill the vacant Council seat, please submit a letter of interest with the following information:

1. Your name, address, and contact information, and a statement asserting that you meet the qualifications described above.

2. Information about yourself.  This could include your occupation, education, professional background, and community involvement.  You may attach a resume.

3. A brief statement of why you should be considered to fill the vacancy.

Letters should be submitted by June 1 at 12:00 noon in one of the following ways: 

  • By email to with the subject line “Council Vacancy Application.”  
  • By mail or hand delivery to Janeen S. Miller, City Clerk, City of College Park, 7401 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 201, College Park Maryland, 20740.

For more information please call Ms. Miller at 240-487-3501.

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