[photo, Edith J. Patterson, Charles County Board of County Commissioners, La Plata, Maryland] EDITH JERRY PATTERSON, Ed.D.
Member, Board of County Commissioners (Democrat), 2002-10

Member, Board of County Commissioners, Charles County, representing District 2, December 2002 to December 7, 2010 (vice-president, December 2006 to December 7, 2010).

Member, Board of Education, Charles County, 1983-95 (chair, 1995; past vice-chair). Member, Board of Health, Charles County, 2002-10; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 2006-10; Social Services Board, Charles County, 2008-10. Member, National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, 2008, and Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee, 2008-10, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Member, Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding, 2010. Member, Congressman Hoyer's Military Review Board; Congressman Owens' National Commission for African American Education.

Member, Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2012-.

Born in Doswell, Virginia. Virginia Union University, B.S. (biology & chemistry); Bowie State University, M.Ed., (guidance & counseling); George Washington University, Ed.D. (higher education administration). Director, Educational Talent Search Program, College of Southern Maryland, 1975-2012. Consultant, U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, Congressional Black Caucus, and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. President, GLOBETown Associates, a counsulting service. Former teacher, District of Columbia and Charles County Public Schools. Former counselor, College of Southern Maryland. President, Charles County Public Schools Education Foundation. Member, Charles County Democratic Central Committee, 2000- (past chair). Past president, Southern Maryland Chain Chapter, The Links, Inc. Member, Nu Zeta Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Women Opening the Pipeline Award, Congressional Black Caucus Education Braintrust, 2006. Outstanding Achievement in Community Service Award, Maryland State Teachers Association, 2007. Widow; three children, two grandchildren.

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