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District Four Bio

Mary Kay Sigaty
District 4

3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
(410)313-2001 FAX (410)313-3297
E-mail: mksigaty@howardcountymd.gov

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A Columbia resident since 1972, Mary Kay Sigaty has a long history of community involvement that currently includes serving as the Patuxent River Commissioner for Howard County and a member of the Maryland State Department of Education’s Fine Arts Education Advisory Panel.

As a County Council member, she has had the honor to serve as the Chair of the Council as well as the Zoning Board. She has also worked on issues ranging from youth involvement in local government to housing affordability, a living wage for Howard County workers to environmental sustainability and redevelopment of Downtown Columbia and Columbia’s Village Centers.

Mary Kay’s past community involvement includes serving on the Howard County Board of Education, the Wilde Lake Village Board, the County Executive’s Spending Affordability Committee, the National School Board Association’s Federal Relations Network, as a director for the League of Women Voters, an advisory board member of the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County and as a member of the School Improvement Teams at Bryant Woods Elementary, Wilde Lake Middle and Wilde Lake High.

Throughout this time, she has worked as an artist in the community, running a small business and participating as an Artist-in Residence for the Howard County Public Schools, teaching at the Columbia Center for the Arts and volunteering with the theatre departments at Wilde Lake and Marriotts Ridge High Schools.

Her first career was in education. It included teaching at the Running Brook Children’s Nursery in Columbia, the National Child Research Center in Washington and the Park School in Brooklandville.

Mary Kay earned her undergraduate degree from Boston College and certification in Early Childhood Education from Towson University. She has a Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Wilde Lake with her husband, Tom Graham. They have two daughters, who are both graduates of Wilde Lake High School.