Member, Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability and Partnerships, 1997-98; Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, 1999-2002; Task Force to Study College Readiness for Disadvantaged and Capable Students, 2000-01; Commission on Maryland's Fiscal Structure, 2002-03; Transportation Task Force, 2003; Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on Interstate Transportation, 2003; Task Force on Missing Vulnerable Adults, 2004-05; Governor's Commission on Quality Education in Maryland, 2004-05 (subcommittee on school readiness & early childhood programs).
Member, Planning Board, Montgomery County, 2007-09; Maryland - National Capital Park and Planning Commission, 2007-09; Maryland Commission for Women, 2008-09.
Born in Lansdowne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, December 13, 1938. Attended Convent of the Sacred Heart, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; University of Pennsylvania; Loyola College, M.B.A., 1979. Writer. Editor and publisher of the Gazette Newspapers, 1987-93. Co-founder of TACKLE, a group established to fight the Baltimore stadium funding, 1996. Delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 2000 (credentials committee). Board member, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes; Convent of the Sacred Heart; Potomac Theater Company. First Prize, Investigative Reporting, Maryland Society of Professional Journalists, 1993. Citizen of the Year, Almanac Newspapers. Legislator of the Year, Maryland Retailers Association, 2000. Businessperson of the Year, Maryland Business for Responsive Government, 2002. Hero of the Taxpayer, Maryland Taxpayers Association, 2000. Award for Building the Bridge to Educational Excellence in Maryland Public Schools, State Board of Education, 2002. Legislator of the Year, Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation and Registry of Maryland, 2002. Thornton Commission Award, State Board of Education, 2002. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2003, 2006. Woman of Achievement Award, Suburban Maryland Business and Professional Women Association, 2005. Lifetime Service Award, Potomac Chamber of Commerce, 2006. Thomas Kennedy Award (posthumously), House of Delegates, 2013. Inducted into Maryland Women's Hall of Fame, 2013. Widow; three children; three grandchildren. Died in Potomac, Maryland, November 3, 2009.
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