Kara McKinley Kunst
Director of Legislative Affairs
Office of Baltimore City Council President
As director of legislative affairs in the Office of the Baltimore City Council president, Kara McKinley Kunst says she has the privilege of working to improve the city by working to create, advocate for and implement public policies that protect communities, create jobs and strengthen accountability and invest in the city’s youth.
“As part of my work, I get to develop and implement policies that have a direct impact on the lives of that that live, work and play in Baltimore city,” she said. “The policies that I’ve helped develop have led to individuals being able to access jobs or find summer programs for their children or gain access to the resources need to open a new business.”
Kunst, 32, says she is most proud of her work securing passage of the city’s local hiring ordinance, which helps to hire more Baltimore city residents to work on Baltimore city government contracts.