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Mayor Johnathan Medlock

Johnathan Medlock, Mayor

Address:   2000 Marbury Drive District Heights, MD 20747
Telephone:  301-336-1402
Fax:   301-350-3660

Johnathan M. Medlock is a servant leader whose unwavering passion for strengthening communities has spanned over half his life.

In high school, he was recruited for a government program that trained teenagers to become change agents in their communities.  After high school, he attended Brenau University/ Georgia Military College, and earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Resource Management.

After college graduation, training and education garnered him a position with the United States Government.  Now, in his 25-year tenure, he has served not only with the Department of Navy (DoN) where he was certified as a Naval Instructor and received several awards including the Secretary of Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, but also with the Department of Defense (DoD).  Medlock’s current role with the DoD is as a valuable member of our nation’s National Security Team.

Mr. Medlock’s passion and consistency in securing the nation is the same passion and consistency that he brings to his community involvement.    Whether he is supporting victims of domestic violence or organizing the “Feed the Hood Program” with the National Black United Front, he’s resolute in his understanding that community leaders are servants first. Currently, Medlock serves as the Board of Directors Chairman for the Brave Heart Entrepreneurial Youth Camp (BEYC). BEYC is a nonprofit organization founded to promote the benefits of youth entrepreneurship. For the past seven years he’s also served as a mentor to African-American boys in need of male role models.  He volunteers with the District Heights Elementary Mentoring Program, and is the Sergeant-at-Arms and mentor with the 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County.

Within the City of District Heights, Mr. Medlock serves with the District Heights Civic Coalition (DHCC), District Heights Community Education Advocates and the Citizen Action Patrol.  In 2016, Johnathan Medlock was appointed as Commissioner and is currently leading a committee to rewrite the City of District Heights’ charter which establishes the powers, functions and essential procedures of the city government.

A member of the Maryland Municipal League (MML), National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO), Blacks in Government (BIG), Maryland Black Mayors Association (MBM) and the Maryland Association of Counties (MACO).  He was the only representative from Maryland serving on the 2017 Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Committee for the National League of Cities.  His scope of influence includes developing positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, Census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, antitrust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority for the state of Maryland.

In October 2017, Johnathan Medlock was also sworn in as Commissioner for the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission.  The Commission receives and investigates civil rights complaints within the County, and brings enforcement action relative to discrimination involving education, employment, financial lending, housing, law enforcement conduct, public accommodations, real estate transactions.

Lastly all coursework to become a Fellow Graduate with the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance with the University of Maryland has been completed. Throughout his life and career, Johnathan has demonstrated his steadfast commitment to his community; a commitment that simultaneously enables him to effectively exercise jurisdictional authority, and to roll up his sleeves and to work alongside his fellow residents. His journey as a change agent continues.

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