Biography

faceprofile1.jpgKacy has been active in the community since moving to Takoma Park seven years ago.  She is proud of the city’s progressive values, diversity, environmental initiatives, art and music, and just plain “funkiness.” She strives to do her part to help maintain and build upon these values.

Personal

Kacy and her husband have two children (ages 1 and 5) and an energetic dog.

As a family, they enjoy walking and biking on the Sligo Creek trail, meeting friends at local parks, and frequenting the vibrant commercial businesses and restaurants in Old Town and Takoma Junction, as well as supporting New Hampshire Avenue businesses, our farmers markets, and projects to improve New Hampshire Avenue and Eastern Avenue.

Civic Engagement

Kacy was elected to the City Council in November 2017. Prior to that, she served as a member and then chair of the 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 increased awareness about the racial equity impacts of transportation policies.

She also volunteers with the local non-profit Let’s Play America/Takoma, and is a member of the National Peace Corps Association, Showing Up for Racial Justice, the Action Committee for Transit, and the Takoma Park Elementary School PTA.

Professional

Building upon her experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan from 2003-2005, Kacy has continued to work in the field of international education — as a participant recruiter, communications officer, and senior program officer for federally funded international exchange programs.

In these roles, Kacy has collaborated with international partners in Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Russia, and has been responsible for managing program budgets, creating and overseeing a small grants program, communicating with funders, managing staff members, providing guidance to students, and planning conferences and events.

She has also taught English as a Second Language to adult immigrants and refugees in a variety of settings, most recently at CASA de Maryland.