Patrick Wojahn

Mayor of College Park

College Park will continue to have LGBT leadership

Biography

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.

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.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • College Park will continue to have LGBT leadership.

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