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[photo, Sheila Dixon, President, City Council, Baltimore, Maryland] SHEILA DIXON, Mayor (Democrat)

Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, since January 18, 2007. Board of Estimates, Baltimore City, 2007-. Board of Directors, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 2007-. Member, Baltimore Regional Transportation Board, 2007-. Board of Directors, Maryland African American Museum Corporation, 2007-. Board of Visitors, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System, 2007-.

President, City Council, Baltimore, December 1999 to January 18, 2007 (member, representing District 4, 1987-99). Chair, Taxation and Finance Committee, 1992-93. Member, Health and Environment Committee, 1992-93; Housing Committee, 1992-93; Land Use Committee, 1992-93 (economic development subcommittee). Member, Task Force on Waste Stream Management and Reduction, 1992-93 (chair, marketing subcommittee). President, African-American Coalition, 1992-93. Member, Education and Human Resources Committee, 1994-99; Urban and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, 1994-99; Executive Appointments Committee, 1994-99. Chair, Board of Estimates, 1999-2007.

Board of Directors, Revitalizing Baltimore Advisory Panel, 1996-. Member, International Economic Advisory Board, Prince George's County, 2001-02. Board of Advisors, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, December 27, 1953. Attended Baltimore City public schools; Towson University, B.A. (early childhood education), 1976; The Johns Hopkins University, M.S. (educational management), 1985. Former international trade specialist, Office of International Trade, Department of Business and Economic Development. Former elementary school teacher and adult education instructor, Head Start program. Member, Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee, 1986. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988. Board of Directors, Marble Hill Association, 1989-997. Board of Trustees, Living Classroom Foundation, 1990-99. Board of Directors, Action for the Homeless, 1992-99; Maryland Food Committee, 1992-99. Board member, Baltimore Public Markets Corp., 1996-; Walters Art Museum, 1999-; Baltimore Museum of Art, 1999-. Member, Retired Senior Volunteers Program Advisory Council, 1999-; Baltimore City Tobacco Community Health Coalition, 1999-. Fellow, Urban Health Initiative, 2001-. Enolia P. McMillan Women in NAACP Award, 1993. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 1996, 1999, 2003 (Circle of Excellence). Most Influential Baltimoreans, Baltimore Business Journal, 2000. Shero Award, Maryland Women for Responsive Government, 2000. Unsung Hero Award, Minority Contractors Association, 2001. Service Above Self Award, Rotary Club, 2001. Founders Award, David Horner Black Educational AIDS Project, 2001. Board of Trustees, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church; 1993-99. Married; two children.

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