[photo, William W. Pickrum, Board of County Commissioners, Kent County] WILLIAM W. PICKRUM
President, Board of County Commissioners (Democrat), 2002-06, 2014-18

President, Board of County Commissioners, Kent County, 2002-06, and December 2, 2014 to December 3, 2018 (member, Dec. 2002 to Dec. 3, 2018).

Member, Airport Advisory Committee, Kent County, 2002-06; Central Communications Commission, Kent County, 2002-06; Local Emergency Planning Committee, Kent County, 2002-06; Local Management Board for Children and Family Services, Kent County, 2002-06; Board of License Commissioners, Kent County, 2002-18; Board of Health, Kent County, 2002-18; Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Kent County, 2006-18.

Member, Maryland Rural Broadband Coordination Board, 2006-10. Board of Directors, Upper Shore Aging, 2006-18. Member, Service Academy Selection Committee, 2009-18. Treasurer, Upper Shore Regional Council, 2018 (member, 2002-18; chair, 2006; 3rd vice-chair, 2009; 2nd vice-chair, 2010; 1st vice-chair, 2010-11; chair, 2011-17). Member, Maryland Outdoor Recreation Economic Commission, 2018.

Acting County Administrator, Kent County, July 1 to August 3, 2015.

Former Deputy Director, Government Support Services, Delaware Office of Management and Budget.

Born in Kent County, Maryland, January 8, 1948. Attended H. H. Garnett High School, Chestertown, Maryland; U.S. Coast Guard Academy, B.S.; Chapman College, M.A. (administration); New York University, D.P.A. (public administration). Shore Leadership, Class of 2000. Served in U.S. Coast Guard (22 years). Project Manager, Renewable Energy Education Center, Delaware State University. Adjunct Professor, Delaware State University. Former first officer pilot, Florida Gulf Airlines, Inc. 1st Vice-President, Maryland Association of Counties, 2017- (legislative committee, 2011-18; tax subcommittee, 2011-18; board of directors, 2014-18; treasurer, 2016; 2nd vice-president, 2016-17). Founding member and treasurer, Democratic Club of Kent County. Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; National Naval Officers Association; American Legion; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Kent County Chamber of Commerce. Past member, Board of Directors, Maryland Broadband Cooperative, Inc. Member, Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church, Worton, Maryland. Married; two children, three grandchildren.

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