Member, City Council, City of Salisbury, 1974-87 (president, 1982-87). Member, Airport Commission, Wicomico County, 1974-85; Recreation Commission, Wicomico County, 1985-87. Member, Governor's Volunteer Council, 1992-94; Citizens Advisory Board for Holly Center, 1992-97; Governor's Task Force to Reform the State Personnel Management System, 1995-96; Citizens Advisory Board for Deer's Head Center, 1996-2004; Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 1997-98; Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland, 1998-99; Maryland Comprehensive Transit Plan Transit Advisory Panel, 1998-99; Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001; Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 1999-2002; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2001-15; Advisory Board, Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Salisbury University, 2002-; Transportation Task Force, 2003; Drug Treatment Court Commission, 2003-06. Presidential Elector, Maryland, 2004. Member, Lower Eastern Shore Children's Center Advisory Board, 2005-; Truancy Court Work Group, 2007-08; Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2007-09; Drug Treatment Court Oversight Committee, 2007-15; College Success Task Force, P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland, 2009-10. Member, Local [Video Lottery] Development Council, Worcester County, 2009-14; Southern Regional Education Board, 2012-15 (legislative advisory council, 2008-15). Advisory Board, Institute for a Healthiest Maryland, 2012-15.
Board of Trustees, Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, 2016-. Member, Judicial Compensation Commission, 2017-.
Born in Salisbury, Maryland, January 11, 1942. Attended Wicomico County public schools; Salisbury State College, B.S. (education), 1965, M.Ed. (education administration), 1970. Teacher, vice-principal, principal, Pinehurst Elementary School, 1965-86. Supervisor, Chapter I programs, Wicomico County Board of Education, 1986-2004. Member, Democratic Central Committee, Wicomico County, 1970-74. President, Wicomico County Volunteer Firemen's Association, 1986. Vice-President, District 1, Maryland Municipal League, 1982-86. Member, Station 2, Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department. Outstanding Young Educator, Salisbury Jaycees, 1970; Sears' Citizen of Year, 1976; Firefighter of the Year, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1986. Legislator Recognition Award, Maryland Association of Counties, 1997. John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow Award, Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, Salisbury University, 2004. Municipal Super Star, Maryland Municipal League, 2009, 2010, 2011 (certificate of appreciation, 2008). Paul S. Sarbanes Distinguished Service Award, Wicomico County Democratic Central Committee, 2016. Thomas Kennedy Award, House of Delegates, 2020. Married.
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