Shireka McCarthy was elected on September 12, 2016 as Councilmember-At-Large becoming the youngest person elected to serve the City of Seat Pleasant. Ms. McCarthy is a proud native of Prince George’s County Maryland. She has been a resident of Seat Pleasant for 10 years.
Ms. McCarthy attended Coppin State University where she received her Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) in 2012 and Howard University where she received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) in 2015. Ms. McCarthy is a licensed graduate social worker (LGSW) in the District of Columbia, where she specializes in community mental health treatment.
Ms. McCarthy is proud to be a first generation college student. Ms. McCarthy's journey and education has taught her integrity and the importance of human relationships. The principles of the social work profession are precisely the foundation of her compassion, drive and emphasis on change. Ms. McCarthy is involved in a number community and church organizations. Ms. McCarthy is the chair of the Public Safety Committee, and a committee member of Human Services, Health and Education and Budget and Finance.