Meet Amanda Fiedler
Education & Career
Born and raised in Arnold, Amanda resides just 10 minutes from her childhood home. As a lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County, Amanda attended schools in the Broadneck feeder, graduating from Broadneck High School before attending Salisbury University (then Salisbury State University) where she earned her Bachelor of Arts with a journalism track. After working for several years in local newsrooms, including WUSA in Washington DC, Amanda shifted her career focus to politics and media. She is now a Senior Media Buyer for a firm based in Alexandria, VA, where she has worked since 2010. Amanda found her passion in her own back yard, where her love for the community and her career collided.
In 2018 Amanda was named one of the “25 Women to Watch” by The Baltimore Sun.
Amanda has served on the County Council since November 2018 and is known for her responsiveness, accessibility, swift action, and thoughtful considerations and discussions she gives to residents on any issue, big or small. She truly cares about the people and families in our county, and the time she commits to serving shows that.
Amanda has always had a deep compassion for people and making a difference in the community. In 2012 while still furthering her career Amanda founded a non-profit to support the Blood Donor center at Anne Arundel Medical Center, after a near-death experience delivering her 3rd child. To date, the non-profit has connected hundreds of donors to our local blood bank, saving countless lives across the county. In 2015 Amanda started an advocacy group of parents to support educators in Anne Arundel County. As she states in her own words, “I can’t walk away from a situation I know I can have a positive impact on.” Amanda believes strongly in giving back to the community in which she lives. It was through these efforts that she developed an interest in public service and an enjoyment and commitment to working with people in the community.
Amanda is the mother to 3 sons and has been married to her husband since 2006. They currently reside on the Broadneck peninsula and enjoy spending time with their rescue dog Louie, 4 guinea pigs, family, their midshipman and friends, visiting local parks, attending sporting events, and experiencing music and the arts.