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Kacy has been active in the community since moving to Takoma Park 10 years ago. She is proud of the city’s progressive values, diversity, environmental initiatives, art and music, and just plain “funkiness.”

Most importantly, she is proud of the ways she has seen the community come together to support one another. especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Above all, this is what makes Takoma Park such a special place.

Personal
Kacy and her husband have two children (ages 4 and 8) and an energetic dog.

She enjoys spending time with her family, walking and biking around town, meeting friends at local parks, and frequenting Takoma Park’s great small businesses. In her (somewhat imaginary) free time, Kacy likes writing fiction and figure skating.

Civic Engagement

Kacy was elected as the Ward 3 City Councilmember in 2017.

In addition to her role on the City Council, she has represented the city as a member of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB), chair of the TPB Access for All Committee, member of the National League of Cities (NLC) Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee, and member of the NLC Council on Youth, Education, and Families. She has also served on the Montgomery County Vision Zero Equity Working Group.

Prior to 2017, she served as a member and then chair of the Takoma Park Safe Roadways Committee for 5 years. In this capacity, she advocated for changes that improved safety on Takoma Park streets, encouraged more people to bike and walk, improved access for people with disabilities, and advocated for transportation policy and infrastructure changes to improve racial equity in the city.

She is also a member of theĀ National Peace Corps Association, Showing Up for Racial Justice, the Action Committee for Transit, and the Piney Branch Elementary School PTA.

Professional

Kacy works as the communications manager for Refugee Congress, a national advocacy organization built and led by refugees, asylees, and other vulnerable migrants. Her previous work experience includes teaching English as a Second Language to adult immigrants and refugees in a variety of settings, most recently at CASA de Maryland, and working as a communications and program officer for international education programs. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan.

She has a master’s degree in International Studies from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and English from Wartburg College.