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[photo, Julia W. Gouge, President, Board of County Commissioners, Carroll County] JULIA WALSH GOUGE, President, Board of County Commissioners (Republican)

President, Board of County Commissioners, Carroll County, since December 1998 (member, 1986-94, 1998-; vice-president, 1986-90; secretary, 1990-94). Member, Economic Development Commission, Carroll County, 1998-2002; Carroll County Council of Governments, 2002-. Chair, Board of Directors, Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 2006 (member, 1998-; vice-chair, 2005).

Member, Town Council, Town of Hampstead, 1979-83. Mayor, Town of Hampstead, 1983-86. President, Board of Trustees, Carroll Community College, 1990-94, 1999-. Member, Air Quality Control Advisory Council, 1992-94.

Born in Snydersburg, Maryland, in 1940. Attended University of Maryland; Carroll County Community College. Former owner and operator of floral business in Carroll County. Member, National Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching, 1984-94. Board of Directors, Maryland Association of Counties, 1988-94 (president, 1994; chair, legislative committee, 1994, member, 1992-). Board of Governors, Carroll County Farm Museum, 1998-2002. Board of Directors, National Association of Counties, 2002- (ethics committe, 1990-94; leadership steering committee, 1993-94; school to work transition committee, 1993-94; welfare reform task force, 1993-94; task force on the implementation of the national crime bill, 1994; environmental, energy & land use steering committee, 1999-2002; credentials & elections committee, 1999-; women of naco, 1999- [treasurer, 2001-04; vice-chair, 2006]; labor & employment steering committee, 2000-01; vice-chair, water subcommittee, 2006; rural action caucus, 2006). Chair, Board of Trustees, Local Government Insurance Trust. Chair, Carroll County Republican Central Committee. President, Carroll County Republican Women's Club. President, Carroll County Agricultural Center. Meritorious Service Award for Agriculture, University of Maryland, 1982. 4-H Alumni Award for State of Maryland, 1985. 4-H Alumni Award for Carroll County, 1991. National Leadership Award, National Council for Continuing Education, and Training, 2003. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2004, 2006. Member, Shiloh United Methodist Church (chair, board of trustees, 1998-). Married; four children, nine grandchildren.

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