Member, County Council, Montgomery County, representing District 5, 2006 to January 3, 2014 (vice-president, 2009-10; president, December 7, 2010 to December 6, 2011). Resigned January 3, 2014. Chair, Education Committee, 2008-14 (member, 2006-14). Member, Transportation and Environment Committee, 2006-08; Management and Fiscal Policy Committee, 2008-10; Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee, 2010-14.
Board of Trustees, Chesapeake Bay Trust, 2008-12. Board of Directors, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2011-14. Member, Pedestrian, Bicycle and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, Montgomery County, 2012-14.
Member, Task Force to Ensure Retirement Security for All Marylanders, 2014-15.
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1957. University of Baltimore, B.S. (labor studies), 1999; M.P.A. (public administration), 2001. Project coordinator, Faculty, and Organizing Chair, George Meany Center for Labor Studies (now National Labor College), 1995-2002. Vice-President for Student Services & Operations, National Labor College, Silver Spring, 2001-02. Executive Director, Center for Working Families, 2014-18. Senior Advisor, Working Families Party, 2015-18. Special Assistant, Employee and Labor Relations, Prince George's County Public Schools, 2018-. Member, Coalition of Labor Union Women, 1986-2002; United Association for Labor Education, 1995-2002; Montgomery Women, 2000-14; Montgomery County Education Forum, 2000-14 (founding member); Maryland Association of Counties, 2006-14; National Association of Counties, 2006-14. Founding member, Blacks United for Excellence in Education, 2002. President, Parent-Teacher-Student Association, Montgomery Blair High School, 2003. Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP parents council, 2000-05); National Congress of Black Women, Montgomery County, 2004-06; African American Democratic Club, 2004-06. Faculty, Institute for Change, Service Employees International Union, 2004-05. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2016. Educator of the Year, Montgomery County African-American Chamber of Commerce, 2005. Community Leader of the Year, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 2006. Phenomenal Woman Award, Community Bridges, 2007. Wonder Women, Bethesda Magazine, 2007. John Greeley Award, Liberty's Promise, 2008. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2008, 2012. Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 2008, 2013. Community Hero Award, Long Branch Athletic Association, 2010. Washington's 100 Most Powerful Women, Washingtonian Magazine, 2011. Member, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Rockville. Two sons; two grandchildren.
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