From 2002 to 2018, Nancy Floreen was the at-large member of the Montgomery County Council. She also served a one-year term as Council President in 2010. She chaired the Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee (T&E) until 2010 when she became Chair of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee (PHED).
In addition to her Council committee responsibilities, Councilmember Floreen played an active role in local, regional and national decision making. She was the Vice-Chair for Transit for the National Association of Counties’ Transportation Steering Committee and previously chaired the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ Climate Change Steering Committee as well as its Air Quality Committee. She also served on the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Air Quality Control Advisory Council. She is a founding member and past president of Montgomery Women, a bipartisan group created in 2000 to mentor and support women of all backgrounds who seek to be effective community leaders.
A Democrat, Nancy brought to the Council a wealth of experience and expertise based on more than two decades of service in local, state and federal government, including two years as Mayor of the Town of Garrett Park.
In 1986, Nancy was appointed a Commissioner on the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, where she served until 1994. As a member of the County Planning Board, she was involved in the development of master plans across the county and on balancing the need for growth with preservation of open space and protection of existing county neighborhoods. During this period, she served as president of the Maryland Citizen Planners Association.
Throughout her terms on the County Council, Nancy was been a tireless advocate for better transportation and transit options, expanded affordable housing, enhanced environmental protections and improved access to jobs and economic development.
She introduced and championed revisions to the County Road Code to make new residential streets friendlier, safer for pedestrians and better for the environment. She sponsored a Job Search Workshop and Information Fair to help unemployed and underemployed residents get back to work. As Council President, she presided over the unanimous passage of the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master Plan and the White Flint Sector Plan, both of which will generate new, high-quality jobs in the county.
Nancy earned a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College and a law degree from Rutgers University. She is married to attorney/writer David O. Stewart and has three adult children, all of whom attended Montgomery County Schools.