In addition to being the Speaker Pro Tem, I believe it is important to stay involved in the communities I serve. Involvement helps me to better serve the needs and understand the issues facing our community and our neighbors.

· Weekly Columnist "A County Perspective" The Baltimore Times newspaper

· Columnist, Baltimore County Issues, The Baltimore Afro-American newspaper

· Panelist, Promising Practices for Minority Achievement

· Panelist, Baltimore County Bar Association - Equal Opportunity/Civil Rights Program - Comcast Cable

· Judge, Brotherhood/Sisterhood Contest, National Conference of Christian and Jews

· Conference Chairperson, Woman Power, Inc. and Chairperson, special population Subcommittee 1990 Census

· Mentor, Partnership for Success Program, Deer Park Elementary School

· Organizer- Humanitarian Service Award (Minority Advisory Council)

· Organizer - African American Summits

· Organizer - Grant Writing Workshops

· Founder - African American Cultural Festival 1996

· Founder - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Content of Character Awards 2005 - Present

· Public Relation Committee Diversity Conferences Baltimore County Public Schools

· Organized / Sponsored Free Workshops and Events Including: - How to Become a Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization - Grant and Proposal Writing - Baltimore County African American Summit - Do I need a Permit for that?

· Member - UMBC Public Policy External Advisory Board

· Member - Education Commission of the States

· Member - We are Family Community Development Corporation

· Member- Maryland Citizens for the Arts

· Member - The Maryland Food Bank

· Member - National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women)

· Member - Women Power, Inc.

· Member - Council of State Government - Eastern Regional Conference

· Member - Budget and Finance Committee

· Member - International Public Management Association for Human Resource