The Honorable Allison M. Pickard - Chairman
|Address:||44 Calvert Street, 1st Floor Annapolis, MD 21401|
|Annapolis Office:||(410) 222-1401|
|Glen Burnie Office:||(410) 222-6890|
|Legislative Assistant:||Kristin M. Etzel
|* Serving first term that expires 12/2022|
|** Communications with the County Council office, County Council Member or Legislative Assistant become part of the public domain and may be subject to disclosure under the Maryland Public Information Act or the Anne Arundel County Charter.|
Allison M. Pickard, Councilwoman from the 2nd District is serving her first term. She graduated from The College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and a minor in Political Science. She continued her education by earning a Master's Level Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Georgetown University.
She has over a decade of professional experience in the field of Senior Housing and Senior Services. This experience spans all sectors to include public, private and non-profit and culminated in serving as the Director of Community Programs with Iona Senior Services in Northwest, Washington DC where she oversaw the management of the Older Americans Act grant exceeding 1 million dollars annually. She was responsible for planning and developing new programs, diversifying revenue sources, and raising community awareness for services. Allison's commitment to the elderly began after serving two terms with AmeriCorps: National Civilian Community Corps where she led a 12 - member team in a residential program that completed projects across a 17- state region. Allison had the privilege to also serve as Staff Assistant to US Senator Ernest F. Hollings of South Carolina during her last 2 years of College.
Prior to being elected to the Anne Arundel County Council, Ms. Pickard has been active in numerous civic and community organizations. Allison served on her Homeowners Association, Oakwood Elementary PTA, Unity Gardens, and Missions Commission of St. Margaret's Church. She was awarded Anne Arundel County Public School's Volunteer of Year Award in 2013 for her work at Oakwood Elementary in Glen Burnie where all three of her children have attended. Ms. Pickard was appointed to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education representing Legislative District 33 in June of 2015. While serving on the Board of Education, she served as the Chair of the Policy Committee and the Legislative Committee of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education. Allison also served as President of the Anne Arundel County Council of PTA's and Vice Chair of the School Board Appointment Commission.
Ms. Pickard resides in the Millersville area, with her husband Joe and their children, Georgia, Henry, and Jamie.