As Mayor, Kate has worked to actively preserve what is special about Takoma Park and will continue to:
- Make sure Takoma Park is a leader in progressive and sustainable government — a model for how government and community can work together to bring about meaningful change and progress. As Mayor, Kate has been dedicated to making City government more accessible and efficient with greater opportunities for residents to engage, such as Friday morning coffees, lunches in the Langley Crossroads, and holding Council meetings at the NH Recreation Center.
- Work to keep Takoma Park an inclusive and welcoming community. Diversity can just happen, but to be an inclusive community we need to plan for the future and we need the entire community in our minds when we make decisions from police policies to redevelopment at Takoma Junction. From working with Meaghan Murphy, co-owner of Capital City Cheesecake, and Captain Collington, to start Unity in Community to championing the city’s Sanctuary City status to putting in place a racial equity framework, and much more Kate is dedicated to ensuring we are a diverse and inclusive City.
- Engage with residents, state and county governments, and local businesses to promote affordable housing, sustainable environmental policies and economic development. Kate has led efforts to create an Affordable Housing Reserve and pilot a down payment assistance program – Home Stretch. Kate has has worked successfully with members of the County Council to get funding for a paramedic at the TkPk Fire Station and to secure money for a feasibility study on the campus of Washington Adventist Hospital to explore the possibility of an aquatics center once the Hospital moves.
During her time on the City Council Kate Stewart has repeatedly demonstrated her understanding that the values we strive for in Takoma Park–values like diversity, open government, empathy for each other and inclusiveness for all–don't come about by accident and cannot be maintained without thoughtful effort. We have seen Kate make that effort on a daily basis since becoming a council member–not just with words but with actions–as she has worked hard to understand the variety of interests and perspectives among Takoma's residents and public servants so that we can come up with ideas that will not only maintain the vibrant community we have, but make it even better.
Kate is committed to active outreach, careful consensus building, and prudent decision-making – all of which will serve our community well as Mayor.
We are pleased to support Kate for Mayor of Takoma Park. She is one of the most proactive representatives with whom we have worked. Kate keeps our community informed, works tirelessly to solve problems and if she doesn’t know the answer, she does the research!
From the very first, Kate has been a proactive and responsive council member. She addresses problems before we know they are coming up!
Integrity, charm and solid leadership intuition. I've known Kate for decades. If you make her Mayor I just might move back to Takoma Park!
Kate is a long-term city resident with deep family roots in Takoma Park. Her outstanding contributions to the health and engagement of young people and the improvement of community in her professional and personal life make her the best person to represent Ward 3. She has the right experience and is prepared to lead our city to even higher levels of progressive and efficient government.
Our natural environment, our common ground, our kids and how we prepare them for life - these matter a great deal to me, and they matter a great deal to Kate. She also knows budgets and how to make good decisions, which matter to all of us.
“Takoma Park is a terrific place to live, and can be even better for ALL residents with strong, proactive leadership. As our City changes, we need to ensure a vibrant and inclusive community. To fulfill that vision, we need leaders who will listen, hear and act.” – Kate Stewart
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Kate Stewart for Takoma
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Takoma Park, MD 20912