Christiana’s Howard County roots run deep and the vision of Jim Rouse has had a profound influence on her principles and values. She was born and raised in District 3, off Shaker Drive in the Columbia village of Kings Contrivance. Christiana attended Atholton Elementary, Hammond Middle, and is a graduate of Hammond High School. She looks forward to seeing her children attend some of the same schools that she experienced.

Christiana Rigby Family

As vice-chair of the Kings Contrivance Village Board, Christiana listens to the concerns and issues directly affecting our community. She led the board to support meaningful, affordable housing and fiscally responsible policy in Downtown Columbia. In addition, she proudly serves on the Economic Resource Allocation Committee of the Howard County Board to Promote Self Sufficiency, where she works with a dedicated team to obtain federal funding to improve economic stability and reduce poverty in the County. Christiana also serves on the board of Howard EcoWorks, organizing environmental improvement and workforce development programs for a more sustainable and healthier Howard County.

After graduating from UMBC, Christiana joined Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG) as a community organizer. There, she honed her skills leading consumer protection initiatives, strengthening environmental regulations, and fighting to safeguard employment opportunities for the LGBTQ community. Enhancing community is at the heart of all she does – be it bringing together businesses and nonprofits or advocating on behalf of the most vulnerable. A progressive champion of grassroots activism, Christiana inspires others to stay involved and work collaboratively to solve tough challenges as the founder of the Women’s Democratic Alliance of Howard County. A graduate of Howard County Leadership Essentials program and Emerge Maryland, Christiana has the training and experience to lead in our community.

As a parent and public servant, Christiana is deeply committed to our community. Christiana’s parents still live in their home off Shaker Drive in MacGills Common, while her sister lives just down Broken Land Parkway. Christiana lives in the Huntington neighborhood with her husband Nick, their 3-year-old daughter Eliza, and their new baby, Arlo.

Join Christiana to create opportunity for all in Howard County.

Community Profile:
Kings Contrivance Village Board, Vice Chair (current)
Howard County EcoWorks, Treasurer (current)
Howard County Board to Promote Self Sufficiency, Economic Resource Allocation Committee (current)
Women’s Democratic Alliance of Howard County, Founder and President (current)
Emerge Maryland Class of 2017
Howard County Leadership Essentials Class of 2016