Councilman Nick J. Mosby was elected to the Baltimore City Council in November 2011, and represents a diverse group of neighborhoods in the 7th District of West Baltimore. This product of the Baltimore City Public School System and proud Baltimore Polytechnic Institute alum has always had a love for Baltimore. Following graduating with an Electrical Engineering degree from Tuskegee University in Alabama, he returned to his beloved city to pursue his dream of owning a home and jumping into the political arena.
Four months into his term, Councilman Mosby introduced a Liquor Ordinance whose aim was to prohibit youth under the age of 18 from making purchases from corner liquor stores, and to stop the normalization associated with being around alcohol and other merchandise meant for adults. The Liquor Ordinance received unanimous support from the Council and was signed into law by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in June 2012. Under his tenure, West Baltimore was awarded a grant to implement the Safe Streets Program, a community mobilization and outreach program designed to combat shootings and homicides. In addition, he is working to bring City Year, an organization created to improve student attendance, behavior and course achievement in math and English, to Baltimore.
Councilman Mosby also has his eye on the environment. In June 2012, he partnered with Blue Water Baltimore to introduce the “One Piece” Campaign specifically to target Baltimore’s litter issue by engaging every citizen to pick up and dispose of at least one piece of trash each day. Mosby engaged community association leaders to become One Piece Ambassadors who encourage their neighbors to join the crusade to clean Baltimore “one piece at a time”.
It is not uncommon to see Councilman Mosby throughout the 7th District at neighborhood events, reading to children in schools, or standing with constituents as they rally against unwanted elements in their community. Councilman Mosby is also known as one of the most progressive council persons, engaging his constituents via the social media platforms of Facebook and Twitter. Many may find him live tweeting about controversial Baltimore City topics, as well as providing vital information for those who follow his Twitter feed and Facebook page. He also is the only council person to have his own magazine, the SEVENth District Magazine, a quarterly publication for and about the residents, merchants, patrons and citizens of Baltimore City's 7th District.
Councilman Mosby’s active administration has garnered him many awards including The Daily Record’s Most Influential VIP’s Under 40, The Baltimore City Paper’s “Best Politician” of 2012, and one of Living Classrooms 2012 Rising Stars. He has also received local and national attention with stories written about him in the Baltimore Sun, Fortune Magazine and a documentary film.
Raised with strong Christian values by his mother, the late Eunice Orange, Councilman Mosby is a lifelong member of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, an active member of the Reservoir Hill Community Association, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Councilman Mosby resides in Reservoir Hill, and is happily married to former Assistant State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, Marilyn Mosby. Together, they are the proud parents of two young daughters.