Takoma Park City Council

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Mimi Diez
Takoma Park City Council Candidate- Ward 3

Born and raised in Washington, DC, Mimi Diez moved to Takoma Park (Ward 3) in 2008 with her spouse Joel Conlon. They have three kids Alicia Flora (17), Carlos Antonio (14), and Raquel Marie (4) who attend the local public schools and participate in Takoma recreational activities.

I’m running because I’m a connector, a facilitator, a doer, and a collaborator who can identify solutions among all stakeholders. I want to unite our ward so that we can ensure that future challenges never polarize this city again.

I am committed to using all of my professional and personal experience to represent you and support the other Wards in this city.

Our needs as a community are different than they were 30 years ago. Our expectations and standards for our city services are high, and we are faced with opportunities to meet those needs in creative and effective ways. I look forward to being on city council where we can have meaningful conversations on Takoma’s safety, budget, climate resiliency, development, equity and engagement so we can sustain our current and future needs for future generations.

Takoma Park 2022 Elections - WARD 3 Forum

"There should be more women in local government, and I expect there will be after this election."

- Alex Hadden

Cafecito Talk
Saturday October 22, 2022
13 Columbia Ave Takoma Park, MD

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Takoma Radio
Friday October 21, 2022

Takoma Park Street Festival
Sunday October 23, 2022

The popular Takoma Park Street Festival returns for its 41st year of music, vendors, food and fun in Takoma Park. This year’s festival takes place on Sunday, October 23rd, 2022 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC. Festival goers will enjoy the day exploring over 150 vendors booths, live music from 18 local bands, food trucks and more. Takoma’s unique shops, restaurants and cafes are all open and welcoming visitors.


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Manela Diez
212 Manor Circle
Takoma Park, MD 20912


Mimi received her Bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology at Florida International University and her Master's degree in Global Environmental Policy at American University. She is also pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

Mimi Diez has 19 years of experience in managing corporate responsibility and sustainability programs for large complex institutions such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and presently for the Architect of the Capitol. Her key sustainability achievements over the course of her career include:

  • Developing an electric vehicle charging program for the U.S Capitol complex

  • Developing the largest green cleaning contract for the federal government

  • Creating revenue- generating waste management contracts

  • Developing knowledge- sharing platforms between Universities in Iceland and Guatemala to scale up geothermal projects.

  • Publishing green building design manual for loan officers in Latin America

  • Presenting to the United Nations in New York and France on high performance buildings

  • Receiving of 4 Architect’s Honor Awards from the Architect of the Capitol in less than 5 years


Mimi Diez was adopted and raised by Cuban immigrant parents who value environmental and social justice. She prides herself in making "good trouble" by being called to action. She is a board member of Puente de Amistad, a non-profit organization that promotes recreational and social services programs in rural Cuba. She and her family volunteer weekly at Shepherd's Table in Silver Spring. She is the founder and former president of the Women of AOC, the first and first female affinity group at the Architect of the Capitol. She served as a Social Entrepreneurship Judge Panelist for the UMD Robert H. Smith School of Business.

She served on the Takoma Play committee, Takoma Transportation Committee, Takoma Junction Vision Study, and currently coaches her daughter's TKPK Pre-K soccer team (GO PURPLE SHRIMPS!!).


Promote and support City emergency assistance to residents recovering from COVID-19 pandemic

Improve city transportation infrastructure to promote micro mobility and alternative transportation for a safer more connected Takoma Park

Welcome responsible development that doesn't polarize the community

Attract and retain local businesses

Connect residents of all ages to city initiatives and improve city service delivery

Promote innovative and sustainable program funding and budget management


  1. Family. Family. Family - Mimi Diez has a HUGE Cuban family with enough cousins to populate this city. Her family's diversity teaches her to embrace, communicate and serve others in a variety of ways.

  2. Recreation - All things that require movement! Soccer, salsa dancing, biking, tennis, breakdancing, rowing, yoga, swimming, cooking, air guitar and walking. Nothing is left off the list.

  3. Service to Others- Focusing on the most vulnerable in our community and beyond is engrained in Mimi's DNA. Mimi has dedicated her career in finding innovative environmental and social solutions for local communities.

  4. Coffee - Because it's awesome.

  5. Neighbors - Despite all the craziness that comes with parenting, work or keeping sane during the pandemic, Mimi's neighbors and community have always served as a loving family ready to support. And you know how she feels about family...!

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