[photo, Joanne S. Parrott, State Delegate] JOANNE S. PARROTT (1940-2009)
Republican, District 35A, Harford County

Member of House of Delegates, January 13, 1999 to January 10, 2007. Member, Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1999-2003 (state government & procurement subcommittee, 1999-2003); Economic Matters Committee, 2003-07 (alcoholic beverages work group, 2003-07; business regulation subcommittee, 2003-07; property & casualty insurance subcommittee, 2003-07). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1999-2007; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2001-07; Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-07; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-07.

Member, County Council, Harford County, representing District B, 1986-98 (vice-president, 1991; president, 1994-98); Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board, 1988-90. Chair, Child Sex-Abuse Treatment Center Task Force, 1988-96. Board of Library Trustees, Harford County, 1989-93. Board member, Community Action Agency, Harford County, 1989-. Board of Estimates, Harford County, 1994-98. Member, Commission on Disabilities, Harford County, 1996-98; Action Team to Fight Underage Drug Use, Harford County, 1997-98; Strategic Planning Committee, Public Schools, Harford County, 1998. Member, Cumulative Impact Workgroup, Department of Natural Resources, 1994; Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 1997-98. Advisory Board, Institute for Governmental Service, 2000-.

Born in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, September 11, 1940. Attended Ephrata High School; Gettysburg College; Peabody Conservatory of Music. Career in advertising, 1961-73. Member, Maryland Association of Counties, 1986-98 (board of directors, 1991-98; secretary, 1995; executive board, 1995-98; 2nd vice-president, 1996; lst vice-president, 1997; president, 1998). Community Services Board, United Way of Central Maryland, 1987-91. Alternate delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1992. Member, Maryland Republican Party; Harford County Republican Women; Second District Republican Club. Co-Founder, The Highlands School, Inc., a private school, grades 3-8, for children with learning differences & disabilities (president, board of drectors, 1996-2009). Outstanding Woman of the Year, Women's Club of Greater Fallston, 1984. Virginia Scotten Award, Harford County Republican Central Committee, 1987. Honorary Chair, March of Dimes - Walk America, 1996-98. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2003. Widow; two children. Died in Fallston, Maryland, March 4, 2009.

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