Shireka McCarthy was first elected on September 12, 2016, as Councilmember-At-Large, becoming the youngest person elected to serve the City of Seat Pleasant. Ms. McCarthy was re-elected on September 14, 2020.
Ms. McCarthy is a proud native of Prince George's County, Maryland and graduate of the public-school system. Ms. McCarthy attended Coppin State University, where she received her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) in 2012, and Howard University, where she received her Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2015. Ms. McCarthy is a licensed graduate social worker (LGSW) in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Ms. McCarthy is proud to be a first-generation college student. Her journey and education have 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 several community and church organizations. She is the chair of the Governmental Affairs and Technology Committee and a committee member of the Economic, Planning, Development and Housing Committee and Finance and Budget.