Member, County Council, Montgomery County, At Large, December 2006 to December 3, 2018. Chair, Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee, 2006-08 (member, 2006-14). Chair, Public Safety Committee, 2014-18 (member, 2006-18). Member, Education Committee, 2014-18; Ad Hoc Committee on Liquor Control, 2014-18.
Member, Public Safety Policy Committee, 2006-08, National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, 2008-18, and Metropolitan Development Policy Committee, 2008-18, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Member, Transit Task Force, Montgomery County, 2015. Former member, Transportation Policy Report Task Force, Montgomery County; Redevelopment Task Force, Silver Spring.
Member, City Council, Takoma Park, 1987-2006.
Born in Washington, DC, November 2, 1949. Attended Montgomery County public schools; Einstein High School, Kensington, Maryland; University of Maryland, B.A. (history); The Johns Hopkins University, M.A. (teaching). Teacher, Rolling Terrace Elementary School, Takoma Park, Maryland, 1990-2006. Board of Directors, Maryland Association of Counties, 2019-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2020. Vice-President, Silver Spring-Takoma Park Traffic Coalition. Past regional vice-president, Maryland Low-income Housing Coalition. Member, Central Business District Citizen's Advisory Committee, Silver Spring; Revitalization Citizens Advisory Committee, Silver Spring; Save Our Community Schools; Voters for A Better Blair. Member, Montgomery Chapter, Sierra Club; Sustainable Montgomery; Progressive Maryland; National Abortion Rights Action League; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); National Organization for Women. Founder and past president, Between-the-Creeks Neighborhood Association. Power 100 List, Daily Record, 2021. Four children, four grandchildren.
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