Member, Task Force to Study Group Home Education and Placement Practices, 2007-08; Oyster Advisory Commission, 2007-12. Co-Chair, Task Force on the Membership and Operation of the Baltimore County Board of Education, 2011. Member, Task Force on Sustainable Growth and Wastewater Disposal, 2011; Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships, 2011-12; Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2011- (co-chair, neighborhood stabilization & homeownership work group, 2014); Maryland Agricultural Nonpoint Trading Advisory Committee, 2012-; Maryland Smart Growth Investment Fund Work Group, 2013-14. Co-Chair, Maryland Pesticide Reporting and Information Work Group, 2013-15. Member, Phosphorus Management Tool Transition Advisory Committee, 2015-.
Member, Commission on Indian Affairs, 1976-80; Human Relations Commission, Baltimore County, 1989-90; Planning Board, Baltimore County, 1990-95; State Commission on Neighborhoods, 1995-96.
Manager, Neighborhood Revitalization, Office of Community Conservation, Baltimore County, 1995-99. Director, Special Projects and Planning, Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development, 1999-2003. Director of Special Projects, Department of Planning and Zoning, Howard County, 2008-15 (deputy director, 2003-08).
Born in Washington, DC, February 28, 1949. University of Maryland College Park, B.A. (american studies), 1971; Bowling Green State University, M.A. (american studies), 1972; Towson State University, teacher's certificate (secondary education), 1977. Teacher (mathematics & social studies), Baltimore City Public Schools, 1974-78. Executive director & assistant director, Baltimore American Indian Center, Inc., 1978-80. University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 1983. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1983. Attorney, William J. Blondell, Jr., Chartered, 1983-89. General Counsel, Public Justice Center, Inc., 1989-90. Attorney, Irwin M. Sussman, P.A., 1990-92; Margolis Pritzker & Epstein, P.A., 1992-95. President, Towson Transit Management Association, 1988-89. Community representative, Greater Towson Council of Community Associations, 1986-97 (president, 1989-91; vice-president, 1987-88). President, Community Assistance Network, 1991-92 (board member, 1988-93). Board of Directors, East Towson Coalition, Inc., 1993-95. Board of Trustees, Timothy House, Inc. (senior citizen housing), 1993-2000 (president, 1996-2000). Steering committee member, Citizens Planning and Housing Association on the Region, 1996-2000. Member, Baltimore County Democratic Central Committee, 1997-98. Chair, Community Conservation Committee, The Towson Partnership, 1998-2001 (board of directors, 1992-96). Board of Directors, Pro Bono Counseling Project, 1999-2001. President, Central Baltimore County Democratic Club, 1999-2003. Member, Towson Commercial Revitalization Task Force, 2003. Board of Directors, Save A Neighborhood, Inc., 2003-05. Founding Board member, NeighborSpace of Baltimore County, Inc., 2003-06. Board of Directors, Rebuilding Together in Howard County, 2004-06. Steering Committee, Tomorrow's Towson, 2005-; Towson Urban Design Assistance Team, 2006-. Advisory Board, Maryland Center for Character Education. Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League, 2009 (certificate of appreciation, 2008, 2010). Maryland Legislative Champion Award, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 2009.
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