Commission for Women to Induct Nancy Navarro into Women’s History Archive

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will induct Councilmember Nancy Navarro into the Montgomery County Women’s History Archive for her achievements in the county. The ceremony will be on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Universities at Shady Grove. 

Navarro was the first Latina elected to the Montgomery County Council in 2009. 

She was elected in a 2009 special election, and re-elected to a four-year term in 2010. She was elected council president in 2012, and again in 2018. Sidney Katz replaced Navarro as president in 2019. 

In Oct. 2011, former-President Barack Obama appointed Navarro to the President’s Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. In 2019, she made Washington Magazine’s List of Most Powerful Women. 

The Montgomery County Commission for Women was established in 1972, and its purpose is to advise the county executive, council, other agencies and the public on issues surrounding women in the county. 

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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