[photo, Sheila Dixon, Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland] SHEILA DIXON
Mayor (Democrat), 2007-10

Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, January 18, 2007 to February 4, 2010. Resigned February 4, 2010. Board of Estimates, Baltimore City, 2007-10. Board of Directors, Maryland African American Museum Corporation, 2007-10. Member, Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, 2007-10; Local Government Subcommittee, Base Realignment and Closure Subcabinet, 2007-10; Fort George G. Meade Regional Growth Management Committee, 2007-10. Board of Visitors, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System, 2007-10. Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 2009 (member, 2007-10).

President, City Council, Baltimore, December 1999 to January 18, 2007 (member, representing District 4, 1987-99). Chair, Taxation and Finance Committee, 1992-93. Member, Health and Environment Committee, 1992-93; Housing Committee, 1992-93; Land Use Committee, 1992-93 (economic development subcommittee). Member, Task Force on Waste Stream Management and Reduction, 1992-93 (chair, marketing subcommittee). President, African-American Coalition, 1992-93. Member, Education and Human Resources Committee, 1994-99; Urban and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, 1994-99; Executive Appointments Committee, 1994-99. Chair, Board of Estimates, 1999-2007.

Board of Directors, Revitalizing Baltimore Advisory Panel, 1996-. Member, International Economic Advisory Board, Prince George's County, 2001-02. Board of Advisors, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 27, 1953. Attended Baltimore City public schools; Northwestern High School; Towson University, B.A. (early childhood education), 1976; The Johns Hopkins University, M.S. (educational management), 1985. Former international trade specialist, Office of International Trade, Department of Business and Economic Development. Former elementary school teacher and adult education instructor, Head Start program. Member, Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee, 1986. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988, 2008. Board of Directors, Marble Hill Association, 1989-97. Board of Trustees, Living Classroom Foundation, 1990-99. Board of Directors, Action for the Homeless, 1992-99; Maryland Food Committee, 1992-99. Member, Baltimore City Tobacco Community Health Coalition, 1993-99. Board of Trustees, Baltimore Public Markets Corp., 1996-. Member, Legislative Committee, Maryland Association of Counties, 1999-2010. Board of Trustees, Walters Art Museum, 1999-2010; Baltimore Museum of Art, 1999-2010. Member, Retired Senior Volunteers Program Advisory Council, 1999-. Fellow, Urban Health Initiative, 2001-. Board of Trustees, Maryland Historical Society, 2007-10. Enolia P. McMillan Women in NAACP Award, 1993. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1996, 1999, 2003 (Circle of Excellence). Most Influential Baltimoreans, Baltimore Business Journal, 2000. Shero Award, Maryland Women for Responsive Government, 2000. Unsung Hero Award, Minority Contractors Association, 2001. Service Above Self Award, Rotary Club, 2001. Founders Award, David Horner Black Educational AIDS Project, 2001. Outstanding Achievement Award for energy efficiency innovations, U.S. Conference of Mayors, 2007. Inducted into Society of Living Makers of Black History, Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, 2008. 50 Women to Watch, Baltimore Sun, 2013. Board of Trustees, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1993-99 (stewardess board). Divorced; two children.

On January 5, 2010, Ms. Dixon entered an Alford plea in Baltimore City Circuit Court to one count of perjury. On February 4, 2010, she was given probation before judgement in a plea agreement that required her to resign from office as of February 4, 2010; receive four years of unsupervised probation and not seek another office during the period of probation; contribute 500 hours of community service; and donate $45,000 to charity.

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