[photo, Michael J. Knapp, County Council, Montgomery County, Maryland] MICHAEL J. KNAPP
Member, County Council (Democrat), 2002-10

Member, County Council, Montgomery County, representing District 2, December 2002 to December 6, 2010 (vice-president, 2006-07; president, 2007-08). Member, Public Safety Committee, 2006-09 (chair, 2008-09); Education Committee, 2006-10 (chair, 2006-08). Chair, Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee, 2008-10.

Board of Visitors, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, 2005- (vice-chair). Chair, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2008 (member, 2002-10; vice-chair, 2007; board of directors). Vice-Chair, Board of Advisors, Universities at Shady Grove. Former member, National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (chair, 2006).

Legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Pete V. Domenici of New Mexico, 1990-95.

Economic development consultant, City of Gaithersburg, 2010-. 1st Vice-Chair, Board of College Trustees, Montgomery College, 2015- (member, 2012-).

College of William and Mary, B.A. (economics & government). Served in U.S. Army Reserves (1st lieutenant). Biotechnology consultant. Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, SkillSmart. President and Chief Executive Officer, Orion Biostrategies, Inc. Former vice-president for external affairs, Institute for Genomic Research. Former director of business development, Celera Genomics. Vice-President for External Affairs, Institute for Genomic Research, 1998. Board of Directors, Black Rock Center for the Arts; Dwelling Place; Greater Washington Boys and Girls Clubs; Identity, Inc.; Montgomery County Community Foundation. Member, Montgomery County Road Runners Club. Married; two children.

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