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Washington Adventist University Senior Elected as Councilman

Story by WAU Communication Staff

Aaron Wilson, a student at Washington Adventist University (WAU) in Takoma Park, Md., was recently elected to serve a two-year term as a council member for the Town of Fairmount Heights, Md. Wilson, a senior history major at WAU, received the second highest vote total in the election, which voters elected a new mayor and three new council members.

“Having lived in the town for nearly 18 years, I saw the need for a competent leadership in the town, and I felt that I could help foster good change for the town,” Wilson said.

Wilson is no stranger to leadership roles. While attending WAU, he served as president of the Black Student Union, parliamentarian and executive vice-president for both the Student Association and the Adventist Intercollegiate Association.

He credits his decision to run for office to the experiences and lessons he encountered while attending WAU. “The emphasis on service, both to God and to community, has left an enduring mark on my life," he said. He added thatt he learned "the importance of being in community and helping better the quality of life for your fellow neighbor."