Member, Board of County Commissioners, Kent County, 1978-86 (president, 1982-86). Member, Delmarva Advisory Council, 1978-86; Coastal Resources Advisory Commission, 1978-86; Upper Shore Aging (board of directors), 1978-86; Upper Shore Mental Health, 1978-86; Upper Shore Planning Council, 1978-86; Board of Social Services, Kent County, 1978-86; Commission on Aging, Kent County, 1978-86; Planning Commission (ex officio), Kent County, 1982-86; Kent County Historical Trust. Member, Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission, 1984-86; State Water Quality Advisory Committee, 1988-98; Citizens' Advisory Committee, Chesapeake Executive Council, 1988-2002; Commission to Save the Lighthouses, 1995-96; Governor's Task Force on Eastern Shore Economic Development, 1999-2001; Bainbridge Development Advisory Board, 1999-2011; Mid-Shore Regional Council, 2001-11; Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2001-11; Upper Shore Regional Council, 2003-11; Task Force on Broadband Communications Deployment in Underserved Rural Areas, 2003-06; J. DeWeese Carter Center Advisory Board, 2005-.
Born in Kent County. Attended Kent County public schools; University of Maryland School of Nursing, R.N., 1945. Former nurse supervisor, obstetrical patient care, University of Maryland Hospital. Delegate, Legislative Committee, Maryland Association of Counties, 1982-86. Charter member, Kent Conservation, Inc., 1965- (president, 1972-74, 1991-93). Member, Kent Chapter, American Red Cross, 1977-; Kent County Farm Bureau, 1982-; Chester River Association; Eastern Shore Land Conservancy; Maryland Conservation Council. Conservationist of the Year, Maryland Wildlife Federation, 1977. Thomas Stone Award, Outstanding Maryland Republican Woman, 1977. Award, Women Helping Women, 1983. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2010. Married; four children; sixteen grandchildren.
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