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 board member for the Columbia Festival of the Arts.
As a County Council member, she has served as the Chair of the Council, Zoning Board and Liquor 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 Maryland State Department of Education’s Fine Arts Education Advisory Panel, the Wilde Lake Village Board, as a director for the League of Women Voters, an advisory board member of the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County.
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, DC 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.