[photo, Eric C. Olson, County Council, Prince George's County, Maryland] ERIC C. OLSON, Member, County Council (Democrat)

Member, County Council, Prince George's County, representing District 3, December 4, 2006 to December 1, 2014, and since December 5, 2022 (vice-chair, Dec. 7, 2010 to Dec. 4, 2012). Chair, Transportation, Housing and the Environment Committee, 2009-12, 2022- (member, 2006-14, 2022-; vice-chair, 2006-07, 2012). Member, Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee, 2008-14, 2022- (vice-chair, 2008-09, 2022-23). Member, Health, Education and Human Services Committee, 2006-07, 2009-12; Education, Human Services and Human Resources Committee, 2007-08; Public Safety and Transportation Committee, 2007-08. Chair, Youth and Gang Violence Task Force, 2008-10. Vice-Chair, Rules and General Assembly Committee, 2011-12, 2013-14. Member, Education and Workforce Development Committee, 2022-23. Vice-Chair, Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee, 2022-23.

Secretary/Treasurer, Washington Suburban Transit Commission, 2023- (member, 2022-). Member, National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 2023-.

Member, Board of Health, Prince George’s County, 2006-14, 2022-; District Council, Prince George's County, 2006-14, 2022-; Chesapeake Bay and Water Resources Policy Committee, 2007-11, Intergovernmental Green Building Group Technical Committee, 2007-14, and National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, 2007-14, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Member, Region Forward Coalition, 2011-14 (chair, 2011; vice-chair, 2011-13), Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Member, Community Engagement Board of Advisors, University of Maryland. Former member, Master Planning Committee, University of Maryland.

Member, Task Force on Solar Hot Water Systems in Prince George's County, 2010; Task Force to Study Energy Generation in Prince George's County, 2013-14; Prince George's County Surcharge Exemptions for Projects Near Transit Properties Work Group, 2017-18.

Member, City Council, College Park, 1997-2006.

Aide to U.S. Representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont, 1995-99. Former staff coordinator, Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Elmira College, B.A. (history); University of Maryland, M.A. (american studies), 1995. Deputy Director, Fair Vote, 1999-2003. Director, Healthy Communities Campaign, Sierra Club, 2003-06. Executive Director, College Park City-University Partnership, 2014-22. Former chair, University Communities Caucus, National League of Cities. Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 2008. Married; two children.

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