[photo, Sidney A. Katz, County Council, Montgomery County, Maryland] SIDNEY A. KATZ, Member, County Council (Democrat)

Member, County Council, Montgomery County, representing District 3, since December 1, 2014 (vice-president, Dec. 4, 2018 to Dec. 3, 2019; president, Dec. 3, 2019 to Dec. 1, 2020). Chair, Public Safety Committee, 2018- (member, 2014-18). Member, Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee, 2014-.

Member, Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission, Montgomery County, 2015-. Chair, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Montgomery County, 2015-. Member, Mental Health Court Planning and Implementation Task Force, Montgomery County, 2015-16.

Member, Planning Commission, Gaithersburg, 1976-78. Member, City Council, Gaithersburg, 1978-98. Mayor, Gaithersburg, 1998-2014.

Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2008-14 (alternate, 2005-07).

Born in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Attended Gaithersburg High School, Gaithersburg, Maryland; University of Maryland, B.S. (business & public administration). Co-owner and owner, Wolfson's Department Store, Olde Towne Gaithersburg, 1971-2013. President, Maryland Municipal League, 2008-09 (1st vice-president, 2007). Member, Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations Policy Committee, National League of Cities, 2007. Fellow, Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland. Past master, Pentalpha Masonic Lodge no. 194. Honorary member, Gaithersburg Rotary Club. Hall of Fame, Maryland Municipal League, 1998. Excellence in Government Award, Sentinel Newspapers, 2015. Hall of Mayors, City of Gaithersburg, 2017. Married; two children.

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