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March 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2014

Contact: Anika B. Jackson
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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PLANNING BOARD VICE CHAIR DOROTHY F. BAILEY TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE MARYLAND’S WOMEN HALL OF FAME

Upper Marlboro, MD - Dorothy F. Bailey, Vice Chairman of the Prince George’s County Planning Board for The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), will be inducted in the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame today, March 20, 2014. Ms. Bailey along with five other prominent women of Maryland will be honored and inducted during a reception and ceremony held in Annapolis, Maryland, at the Government House.

The Maryland Commission for Women and the Women Legislators for Maryland established the Women’s Hall of Fame in 1985. It is designed to honor those women in Maryland who have made contributions to the state’s growth in the areas of economics, politics, cultural, and social life and are visible models of achievement for tomorrow's female leaders. A plaque listing the names of the inductees will be on display at the Maryland State Law Library in Annapolis, MD.

Vice Chairman Bailey has served Prince George’s County government admirably for more than three decades. She has worked for the Executive Branch of Prince George’s County Government, serving as a senior-level official at many agencies, including tenures as Executive Director of the Consumer Protection Commission, Commission for Families, and as Community Partnerships Director at the Department of Family Services. She was also elected and served as Council Member for the Seventh District on the Prince George’s County Council where she led the Council for five years, serving as Vice Chair for three terms and Chair for two terms.

Ms. Bailey’s continued service to the residents of Prince George’s County after leaving elected office is also distinguished—having served as a parent liaison for the Prince George’s County Public Schools; founder of several groups, including the Kiamsha Youth Empowerment Program, Harlem Remembrance Foundation, Prince George’s County Fatherhood Conference, Royal Bafokeng Sister City Friendship Committee, Prince George’s County Executive Youth Advisory Council, and Prince George’s County Truth, a branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). She is a graduate of Leadership of Greater Washington (Class of 1998), an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., previously served as a national board member of the National Council of Negro Women, and author of In A Different Light: Reflections and Beauty of Wise Women of Color.

To learn more about the Maryland’s Women Hall of Fame, visit http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/educ/exhibits/womenshall/html/whflist.html.

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