William Shakespeare’s words sound exactly like they were written about our Montgomery County home. What steps must we, as a community, take now to ensure Montgomery County continues to be one of the best places to live in America?
I know enough about the great people of our area to know you all have ideas, dreams and inspirations about this wonderful place we call home, and as an At-Large member of the County Council, I will help them become reality.
I have lived in Montgomery County for 23 years. My husband and I chose to raise our family here because of the wonderful diversity of our area, and the many opportunities present here. We are proud parents of two teenagers who attend Montgomery County Public Schools.
I am a Certified Public Accountant and I have worked as an intellectual property consultant in the private sector for 20 years, with 10 of those years as a business owner. I understand the issues businesses face in providing goods and services, as well as employment opportunities, to their communities.
Before working in the private sector, I was a commissioned officer in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps, conducting scientific research in service to the nation.
I have been active in my community for many years, through my community, my church and through County advisory committees. This involvement has given me a well-developed understanding and appreciation of the issues facing MoCo residents:
President, Woodmoor-Pinecrest Citizens Association (5 years)
Co-Chair, Campus Improvements Committee, Silver Spring United Methodist Church (current)
Member, Bus Rapid Transit US 29 South Corridor Citizens Advisory Committee (3 years)
Coach, Girls on the Run Montgomery County (2 years)
Chairperson, Pine Crest Elementary School Mayfair (3 years)
Treasurer, Boy Scout Troop 209, Silver Spring (current)
Treasurer, Woodmoor-Pinecrest Citizens Association (4 years)
Board Member, Literacy Council of Montgomery County (3 years)
Sunday School Teacher, Silver Spring United Methodist Church (9 years and counting)
Member, Montgomery County Road Runners Club (current)
Eastern Middle School Representative to Montgomery County Council of PTAs (current)
I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physics from Emory University, and a Masters of Business Administration with a finance concentration from the University of Maryland.
“Michele Riley, president of the Woodmoor Pinecrest Citizens Association, said the association has lobbied against proposed developments that would add more traffic, as was the case with a proposed KFC drive-through several years ago.”