Councilmember Gloria L. Sistrunk, Ward 5, was elected to office September 12, 2016. Ms. Sistrunk is the daughter of Former Councilmember Virginius V. Williams, a second-generation Councilmember for Ward 5. Ms. Sistrunk has been a resident of Seat Pleasant for 53 years.
Ms. Sistrunk was born in Washington, D.C., at Walter Reed Medical Center to a military father, the late Virginius Gene Williams, and Jackie Williams.
Ms. Sistrunk retired from Amtrak (National Passenger Railroad Association) in December 2011 after 37 years. She worked her way from Receptionist to Senior Officer Equipment Scheduling through education, hard work, dedication and training.
Ms. Sistrunk has been involved in the community and politics since 1994 with the 7th Councilmanic District Constituent Fund Committee (CDCFC). Ms. Sistrunk was elected to fill the position of President in 1999 for the CDCFC, where she remained the president for 12 years. Ms. Sistrunk serves as a Volunteer Assistant in the Administration Office of St. Stephen Baptist Church, Temple Hills, MD 20748. Ms. Sistrunk is involved in a number of other community service organizations. She is a current member of Seat Pleasant Citizens for Public Safety Advisory Council (CPAC). Councilwoman Sistrunk is the chair of Governmental Affairs and Technology and a committee member of Public Safety, Economic Development, Planning and Housing Committee.