District 2

Deni Taveras

District 2




Deni Taveras (D)-District 2 was elected to her first four-year term on the Prince George’s County Council in the 2014 General Election.  Council Member Taveras represents the communities of Adelphi, Avondale, Brentwood, Carole Highlands, Chillum, Green Meadows, Hyattsville, Langley Park, Lewisdale, Mount Rainier and North Brentwood. ​

Council Member Taveras serves on three Council committees in Legislative Year 2015 -- Planning, Zoning and Economic Development (PZED); Public Safety and Fiscal Management (PSFM); and Transportation, Housing and the Environment (THE).  

Council Member Taveras has over 15 years of experience as a policy analyst within local, state and federal government, as well as international financial institutions and the World Bank.  Prior to her election to the County Council, she facilitated bills through the legislative process as Chief of Staff for Maryland State Senator Victor R. Ramirez.  During her time of service at the federal level, Council Member Taveras enforced environmental laws at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  As part of her commitment to public service she worked at the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help recovering communities get back on their feet after Hurricane Katrina and other disasters. 

Council Member Taveras holds a dual Masters in Public Affairs and Urban Regional Planning Degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.  She also holds a MS and BA in chemistry from the University of Utah, and Barnard College, respectively. 

A strong advocate for social justice issues, Council Member Taveras seeks to improve the lives of working families and diverse communities.  As a Council Member, she is working to create economic development opportunities, improve quality of life and education, increase pedestrian safety, and provide support for the seniors of District 2.  Council Member Taveras has an open door policy and welcomes her constituents to contact her and her staff as they work together to ensure that the District 2 community is a great place to live. 

Council Member Taveras lives in Adelphi with her beloved Shih Tzu, Lucky.  She is very active in her homeowners association and attends Grace DC Church.  

Please send your inquires and comments to District 2 Constituent Services