Special Assistant to Howard County Council member, Shane E. Pendergrass, 1991-95. Legislative Assistant to Delegate Shane E. Pendergrass, Howard County, 1995. Member, County Council, Howard County, representing Councilmanic District 3, 1998-2006 (chair, 2001, 2003-05; chair, zoning board, 2000, 2006). Chair, County Executive-elect Transition Team, Howard County, 2006. Member, Howard County Tourism Board, 2007-.
Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Bill Nelson of Florida, 1988-91. Member, Rural Legacy Technical Review Group, Department of Natural Resources, 1997; Maryland Air Quality Control Advisory Council, 1997-2002. Member, Steering Committee, Governor's Smart Codes Strategy Group, 1999. Board of Trustees, Chesapeake Bay Trust, 1999-2003. Member, State Economic Growth, Resource Protection, and Planning Commission, 2000-02. Member, Blue Ribbon Commission to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, 2007-. Presidential Elector, Maryland, 2008. Member, Interagency Steering Committee for Managing for Results, 2008-.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, March 27, 1964. Attended Parkville High School; University of Maryland, College Park, B.A. (economics), 1986, B.A. (government & politics), 1986; M.P.M. (public management), 1988 (MacArthur Graduate Fellow); Georgetown University Public Policy Institute, executive certificate (juvenile justice: multi-system integration), 2008. Eagle Scout. Board of Directors, Kings Contrivance Village, Columbia, Maryland, 1994-98 (chair, 1995-98). State Director, Maryland Chapter, Sierra Club, 1996-98. Member, Legislative Committee, Maryland Association of Counties, 1998-2002. Board of Directors, Community Action Council of Howard County, Maryland, Inc., 2002-05; Advisory Board, Even-Start Family Literacy Program, 2005-07. Volunteer, NeighborRide, 2006-. Legislative Star for the Community, Behavioral Health Association of Maryland, 2008. Achievement Award, Maryland Association of Community Services, 2008. Married; three children.
July 1, 2009
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