My name is 
Natali Fani-González and I am a Democrat running for County Council Local District 6, which includes: Wheaton, Forest Glen, Kemp Mill, Glenmont and Aspen Hill.

I believe that everyone in Montgomery County deserves to live somewhere safe, vibrant and affordable, with access to living wage jobs, strong schools, health care, reliable transportation, and beautiful green spaces for all to enjoy and protect.  


“Natali Fani-González’s experience working with community groups, labor unions, and most recently at the Planning Board illustrates her proven track record serving the communities that need the most attention. She knows that climate and jobs are inextricably linked to health and prosperity. She will pack a real punch in the Montgomery County Council,” said Gustavo Torres, CASA in Action Board President.

Endorsed by CASA in Action, Progressive Maryland and the Working Families Party 

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Strong economic development background 

Natali Fani-González is a social, economic and environmental justice advocate, and was a lobbyist for the Maryland DREAM act. To avoid any potential ethical conflicts, Natali recently resigned as the Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board and Commissioner for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the bi-county agency established by state law that regulates real estate development, plans transportation infrastructure, and manages the park systems in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. 

Natali has been involved with over 20 planning efforts, including the Montgomery County Growth and Infrastructure Policy, Veirs Mills Corridor Master Plan, the Aspen Hill Vision Zero study, Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan, Greater Lyttonsville Sector Plan, Bicycle Master Plan and the Pedestrian Master Plan.

Natali has been:

  • Keynote on climate change efforts, Audubon Naturalist  Society 2020 Latino Conference.

  • Speaker at the 2020 Montgomery County Affordable Housing Conference.

  • Panelist on inclusive planning process, 2018 American Planning Association Conference.

  • Panelist on “Economic Inequality on the Front Lines: Local Innovations for National Problems, a Bloomberg CityLab event, underwritten by Citi Foundation, 2019.

  • Profiled in March 2019 and August 2020 issues of the American Planning Association magazine for efforts to get communities of color involved in the planning process.

  • Panelist on “Women & Urban Planning,” National Capital Area, Planning Association, 2019.

Natali has been Recognized for her work ethic and dedication:

  • Washingtonian Magazine honored Natali as one of the “40 Under 40” Changemakers in the Washington DC Region and then named her as a “Woman to Watch” 

  • Member of the Transition Team for Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and member of the “More Affordable and Welcoming County” subgroup

  • Vice-Chair of the Transition Team for former Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III

  • In 2017, the DC metro area’s largest Spanish language newspaper, El Tiempo Latino, recognized Natali as one of the 100 most influential individuals for the DC Hispanic community

  • Montgomery Women’s Rising Star Award

  • Maryland General Assembly Citation for Outstanding Contributions to the State of Maryland

  • Leading Women Award by The Daily Record

  • Poder Con Ganas Award by the Latino Democratic Club of Montgomery County

  • Former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski Certificate of Recognition for Remarkable Commitment to Strengthen the Bonds between Maryland's Diverse Family

  • Former U.S. Congressman and now Senator Christopher Van Hollen Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community

  • Board Member of Crittenton Services of Greater Washington 

  • Fellowship recipient from Rockefeller and Ford foundations

  • Former Board of Trustees member, Goucher College 

  • Former Executive Board member, Emerge Maryland

Natali has two young children in Montgomery County Public Schools. Her husband is a former U.S. Marine and Engineer. They live in Wheaton. 

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"I love my community and this pandemic has proven that we are stronger when we work together and look out for each other. Our future is brighter when we commit to unprecedented climate action and the creation of good jobs that make our Montgomery County stronger," Natali Fani-González.


has been endorsed by

  • CASA in Action, press release.

  • Progressive Maryland 

  • Working Families Party

  • State Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk

  • Former State Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez

  • Former State Delegate Herman Taylor

  • Former State Delegate Charlie Barkley

  • City of Gaithersburg Council Vice President Michael Sesma

  • Barbara Meiklejohn​

  • Jeannette O'Bannon Feldner

  • Jaime Contreras

  • Barbara Ebel

  • Ben Shnider

  • Marye Wells-Harley

  • Katya Marin

  • Adrianne Lees

  • Karen Bushell

  • Sima Osdoby

  • Juliza Majano

  • Nik Sushka

  • Julie Statland

  • Y. Maria Martinez

  • Joyce Pettigrew

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Natali in her office at CASA in 2003.

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