[photo, Thomas E. Dernoga, County Council, Prince George's County, Maryland] THOMAS E. DERNOGA, Esq., Member, County Council (Democrat)

Member, County Council, Prince George's County, representing District 1, January 29, 2002 to December 6, 2010, and since December 3, 2018 (chair, 2006, 2010, & Dec. 5, 2022 to Dec. 5, 2023). Member, Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee, 2019- (vice-chair, 2019); Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, 2019- (vice-chair, 2022-23). Chair, Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee, 2023- (member, 2019-). Member, Health, Human Services and Public Safety Committee, 2022-23.

Member, Board of Health, Prince George's County, 2018-; District Council, Prince George's County, 2018-.

Vice-Chair, Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2023- (member, 2019-).

Chair, County Council, Prince George's County, representing District 1, 2006, and December 2, 2009 to December 6, 2010 (member, Jan. 29, 2002 to Dec. 6, 2010; vice-chair, 2005, 2008). Chair, Transportation, Housing and the Environment Committee, 2006-07. Chair, Public Safety and Transportation Committee, 2007-08. Member, Planning, Zoning and the Environment Committee, 2007-08; Rules and General Assembly Committee, 2008-10 (vice-chair, 2008-09); Transportation, Housing and the Environment Committee, 2008-10 (chair, 2008-09); Health, Education and Human Services Committee, 2009; Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee, 2009-10 (vice-chair, 2006-07).

Chair, Alternative Low Density Task Force Committee, Prince George's County, 1991. Member, Partnership for Regional Excellence, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 1992-93; Laurel Regional Planning and Transportation Committee, 1992-96; Commission 2000 Growth Task Force, Prince George's County, 1998-2000. Member, Board of Health, Prince George’s County, 2002-10; Metropolitan Development Policy Committee, 2006- (chair, 2007), Public Safety Policy Committee, 2007-08; and Climate, Energy and Environmental Policy Committee, 2009-10, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Member, Transportation Oversight Committee, Prince George's County, 2006-10.

Member, Attainment Plan Task Force, 1997-2004.

Assistant Attorney General, Correctional Litigation Unit, 2013-.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, 1959. University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (government & politics), 1981; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1984; Georgetown University Law Center, M.L. (taxation), 1988. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1985. Attorney. Principal, Law Offices of Thomas E. Dernoga, 1998-2002, 2011-. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Prince George's County Bar Association. President, 1989-91, 1995-97, and Vice-President, 1997-2001, West Laurel Civic Association. Secretary, Bond Mill Elementary School Parent and Teacher Association, 1994-96. Member, Board of Education Committee of 100 Community Advisory Committee, 1997-. Board of Directors, Senior Friendship Club; Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services, Inc.; Laurel Historical Society; Prince George's Group, Maryland Chapter, Sierra Club. Past President, Friends of the Library. Coach and Team Manager, Laurel Boys and Girls Club. Married; two children.

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