Member, Board of Appeals, Howard County, 1976-77. Member, County Council, Howard County, 1977-86.
County Executive, Howard County, December 1, 1986 to December 3, 1990. Member, Governor's Commission on Growth in the Chesapeake Region, 1989-91.
Deputy Secretary for Programs, Department of Human Resources, 1990-94. Member, State Advisory Council on Nutrition, 1991-94.
Member, Task Force on Dual Office-Holding by Public Employees, 1995; Governor's Commission to Study Poverty in Maryland, 2001-03; Wetlands Restoration Steering Committee, 2001-02; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2003-15. Co-Chair, Maryland Clean Car and Energy Policy Task Force, 2007-10. Presidential Elector, Maryland, 2008.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 21, 1943. Attended Seton High School, Baltimore, Maryland; University of Maryland, B.A. (literature), 1969; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1981. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1982. Attorney, Bounds, Short & Eagan, 1982-86. Member, Howard County Bar Association. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988. Board of Directors, Howard County Museum of African-American Culture, 1991-94; Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, 1991-94; Linwood Children's Center, 2001. Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow, Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland School of Law, 2008. Member, League of Women Voters; Sierra Club; Howard County Citizens' Association. Chesapeake Bay Conservation Award, Izaak Walton League of America, 1989. Award for establishing shelter for homeless, Governor's Advisory Board of Homelessness, 1990. Tribute of Appreciation, Howard County General Hospital, 1990. Howard County Historic Preservation Award, 1990. Gates of Freedom Award, Maryland Committee, State of Israel Bonds, 1990. Howard County Women's Hall of Fame, 1997. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2002. Sunshine Award, Common Cause Maryland, 2005. Married; two children.
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