The Honorable Johnathan M. Medlock
Constituent areas include: City of District Heights, Forestville, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville and the unincorporated areas of Bowie, Capitol Heights and Upper Marlboro
TIME ON COUNCIL: 5/9/2022 - Present
Prince George’s County Council Member Johnathan M. Medlock (D-District 6) was sworn into office on Monday, May 9, 2022, to fill the District 6 Council seat vacated by the incumbent on April 15, 2022. Council Member Medlock, who will serve the remaining seven (7) months of the term set to expire December 5, 2022, has extensive experience with legislative and business matters, zoning and land use, and health policy.
Pursuant to County Code Section 2-104(j), “When there is a vacancy in the Office of a Council Member that occurs during the last year of a term, a majority of the remaining members of the Council shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy within thirty (30) calendar days.” Council Member Medlock was unanimously appointed by the Council to serve the remaining seven (7) months of the term of office set to expire on December 5, 2022.
With an unwavering commitment to innovative partnerships, economic development, environmental stewardship, and police reform, Council Member Medlock is a servant leader whose passion for strengthening communities has spanned more than thirty years.
Prior to his appointment to the County Council, he served the City of District Heights, most recently its 18th Mayor elected to office in July 2020. He also served two terms as Commissioner and Vice Mayor.
Council Member Medlock previously served on the Prince George’s County Revenue Authority Board of Directors, appointed in October 2021 as the County Council representative. Additional elected and appointed positions include President of the Maryland Black Mayors Association.; Vice-Chair, Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission; Board Member, National League of Cities, the only representative from Maryland serving on the Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee; and Ambassador of Behavioral Health for Prince George’s County.
A resident of Prince George’s County for 12 years, Council Member Medlock is from the southern state of Georgia. Council Member Medlock is a graduate of Brenau University and University of Maryland, School of Public Policy. Council Member Medlock is a passionate mental health advocate and wellness enthusiast, hosting an annual Father’s Day Fitness event to promote men’s wellness and encourage healthy relationships. A father of two sons, Council Member Medlock is one of the influential members of the 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County and lives in the City of District Heights.