Raaheela Ahmed

School Board (Prince George's County, MD) - 2016

Raaheela Ahmed is the elected representative for the Prince George's County Board of Education, District 5, representing over 80,000 people in the Bowie, Upper Marlboro and Mitchellville areas. A lifelong Prince Georgian and product of Prince George's County Public Schools, she was elected to office in November 2016 with 57% of the vote from 32,000 supporters. Over the course of her two campaigns, Raaheela went door-to-door to over 12,000 homes and attended dozens of community events to better understand the needs of the community.

As a board member, Raaheela has been a vocal and active advocate for the community. She’s zipped around the district to attend 250+ meetings and events in her first year on the board, and doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon! Inherently, grassroots, service-based leadership is what she's all about. Outside of the board, Raaheela serves as the Manager of Leadership Programs for New American Leaders.