June 13, 2023, College Park, MD – The City of College Park’s Mayor and Council has appointed Alan Y. Hew as District 1 Councilmember to fill the vacancy left after Fazlul Kabir was elected Mayor in the City’s Special Election. Passed by Council motion on June 13, Mr. Hew will begin his tenure as District 1 Councilmember immediately. “I welcome Mr. Hew back to City Council as a District 1 Councilmember,” said Mayor Kabir, “his work and service in the community is commendable and we look forward to having him join Council on the dais.”
Mr. Hew previously represented District 4 as Councilmember from 2013 to 2015 and has served on several City Committees including the Bee City USA committee, the Committee for a Better Environment, Animal Welfare Committee and the Redistricting Commission.
As a result of the May 6 Special Election, Dr. Kabir’s District 1 Council seat became vacant when he was sworn in as Mayor. In accordance with the City Charter, the vacancy may be filled by appointment within 30 days of the Special Election (by June 15) by majority vote of the Council. 12 residents applied to be considered by the Council to fill the vacancy.
Mr. Hew will serve as a Councilmember until the end of the current Mayor and Council term of office. The next City of College Park General Election will be held on November 5, 2023. All Mayor and Council seats will be up for election and the new two-year term will begin in December 2023.