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Washingtonian Magazine Names Planning Board Member Natali Fani-González as Woman to Watch in its Issue on the Most Powerful Women in Washington

October 4, 2017

Natali Fani-Gonzalez, Commissioner


Fani-Gonzalez cited as woman who could wind up on most powerful list before long  

Silver Spring, MD – The Montgomery County Planning Board, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), is pleased to announce that Montgomery County Planning Board member Natali Fani-González has been named by the Washingtonian magazine as a “woman to watch” in its October 2017 issue on the most powerful women in Washington.

“The first Latina and first millennial on the board,” the magazine notes, “Fani-Gonzalez uses skills she honed as a lobbyist for CASA de Maryland to advocate for affordable housing and better public transportation.”

“Through my work on the Planning Board, I am dedicated to reaching diverse groups, including women, and encouraging them to be invested in planning the future of their communities,” says Fani-Gonzalez. Since joining the Planning Board in 2014, she has been instrumental in broadening the Planning Department’s public outreach efforts.

Fani-González is the recipient of several prestigious awards. In June 2017, she was named by the DC metro area’s largest Spanish language newspaper, El Tiempo Latino, as one of the 100 most influential individuals for the DC Hispanic community. Other accolades include the 2017 Washingtonian magazine’s “40 Under 40” changemaker, the 2015 Montgomery Women Rising Star Award, the 2014 Citation of the Maryland General Assembly for Outstanding Contributions to the State of Maryland, the 2013 Leading Women Award from The Daily Record as well as the 2017 Entrepreneur Award from the Latino Democratic Club of Montgomery County.