[photo, Diana W. Purnell, Board of County Commissioners, Worcester County, Maryland] DIANA W. PURNELL, Member, Board of County Commissioners (Democrat)

Member, Board of County Commissioners, Worcester County, representing District 2, since December 2, 2014 (president, Dec. 5, 2017 to Dec. 3, 2019).

Member, Board of Health, Worcester County, 2014-; Social Services Board, Worcester County, 2015-; Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council (opioid awareness task force), Worcester County, 2015-. Past president, Commission for Women, Worcester County.

Treasurer, Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, 2024 (member, 2014-); Recognition Advisory Committee, Commission on Indian Affairs, 2016-.

Member, Wicomico County Airport Commission, 2017-.

Member, Local [Video Lottery] Development Council, Worcester County, 2009-2014.

Inventor. Co-Owner, Purnell Enterprises, LLC. Former executive director, B.R.A.V.E. [Berlin Reclaims Attitudes & Value Enhancement]. Board of Directors, Atlantic General Hospital Foundation. Member, Worcester County Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Former executive director, Berlin Community Improvement Association. Woman of the Year, Worcester County Commission for Women, 2016. Member, St. John's United Methodist Church, Berlin, Maryland. Married; two daughters, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

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