Patrick Wojahn

Mayor of College Park

Patrick will continue to be a strong voice for equality in College Park!


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, chair of the National League of Cities Transportation and Infrastructure Service Policy Committee, and Vice Chair of City Livability and Bicycling for the United States Conference of Mayors. 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 and his husband Dave were one of the plaintiff couples in the lawsuit for equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in Maryland, Polyak v. Conaway. 

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