[photo, Sandra B. Schrader, Maryland Acting Secretary of Planning] SANDRA B. (SANDY) SCHRADER
Acting Secretary of Planning, 2022-23

Acting Secretary of Planning, November 29, 2022 to January 18, 2023. Deputy Secretary of Planning, 2019-22.

Chair, Governor's Commission on Maryland Military Monuments, 2020-23.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2022-23; Governor's Council on the Chesapeake Bay (Governor's Chesapeake Bay Cabinet), 2022-23. Vice-Chair, Smart Growth Subcabinet, 2022-23. Chair, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, 2022-23; Maryland Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 2022-23.

Board of Trustees, Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, 2022-23. Member, Governor's Intergovernmental Commission for Agriculture, 2022-23; Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, 2022-23; Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee, 2022-23; Commission on Climate Change, 2022-23; Coast Smart Council, 2022-23; Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, 2022-23; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2022-23; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2022-23; Interagency Food Desert Advisory Committee, 2022-23; Maryland Green Building Council, 2022-23; State Highway Access Valuation Board, 2022-23; Historic St. Mary’s City Fort to 400 Commission, 2022-23; State Coordinating Committee for Human Services Transportation, 2022-23; Advisory Committee for the Jefferson Patterson Historical Park and Museum, 2022-23; Maryland Military Installation Council, 2022-23; Council on Open Data, 2022-23; Patuxent River Commission, 2022-23; Principals' Staff Committee for Chesapeake Executive Council, 2022-; Rural Legacy Board, 2022-23; Interagency Commission on School Construction, 2022-23; Scenic and Wild Rivers Review Board, 2022-23; Maryland Semiquincentennial Commission, 2022-23; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2022-23; Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, 2022-23; Maryland Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council, 2022-23.

Member of Senate (Republican), representing District 13, Howard County, January 9, 2002 to January 10, 2007. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2004-07 (health & human services subcommittee, 2004-07; pensions subcommittee, 2005-07). Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2002-04 (education subcommittee, 2002; alcoholic beverages subcommittee, 2003-04; environment subcommittee, 2003-04; ethics & election law subcommittee, 2003-04; health subcommittee, 2003-04); Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 2003-07; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2003-07; Joint Committee on Health Care Delivery and Financing, 2003-07. Senate Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Protocol, 2003-07. Member, Electronics Recycling Work Group, 2004; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2004-07; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2004-07; Senate Special Commission on Electric Utility Deregulation Implementation, 2005-06. Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 2003-07.

Member, Drug and Alcohol Council, 2002-04; Environmental Restoration and Development Task Force, 2003; Oversight Committee on Quality of Care in Nursing Homes, 2003-05; Task Force to Study Criminal Offender Monitoring by Global Positioning Systems, 2004-05; Governor's Commission on Quality Education in Maryland, 2004-05 (subcommittee on accountability & growth); State Planning Committee for Higher Education, 2004-07; Mental Health Transformation Working Group, 2005-07; Governor's Work Group on Young Drivers, 2005-07; Governor's Council on Family Violence Prevention, 2006-07; Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, 2006-07.

Member, State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission, 2010-15. Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Howard County, 2014-18.

Legislative Aide to Senator Martin G. Madden, District 13 (Howard County), 1991-2001. Member, Arts Council Board, Howard County, 1996-2003 (past president).

Born December 17, 1953 and raised in Buffalo, New York. Medaille College, B.A. (education), 1975; Buffalo State College of the State University of New York, M.A. (education), 1979. Substitute teacher, 1987-2000. Teacher (English & reading), John F. Kennedy High School, Buffalo, New York, 1975-81. Director, Adult Activity Programs, U.S. Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily, 1982-84. Recruiter/Admissions for Computer Learning Center, Springfield, Virginia, 1985-87. Member, Elkhorn Landing Community Association Board, 1987-92. Member, Howard County Republican Central Committee, 1994-2001. Senior Project Consultant, The Artemis Group, 2007-14. President, Sandy Schrader & Associates, LLC, 2009-14. Past president, Howard County Republican Women. Lifetime member, Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). Subscribing life member, Howard County Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Robert H. Kittleman Lifetime Achievement Award, Howard County Republican Party, 2003. Married; one child.

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