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Dannielle M. Glaros (D-District 3) was elected to a four-year term on the Prince George’s County Council in the 2014 General Election. Glaros represents the municipalities of Landover Hills, Riverdale Park, University Park, New Carrollton, Berwyn Heights and portions of College Park. She also represents the communities East Pines, Glenn Dale, Glenridge, Lanham, Riverdale Heights and Hills, Seabrook, Templeton Knolls, West Lanham Hills, and Woodlawn.
Glaros was elected to serve as Vice Chair of the County Council on December 1, 2015 for the 2016 Legislative Year. She is the County Council representative to the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors and a member of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Region Forward Coalition.
Vice Chair Glaros is a member of the Prince George’s County Council’s Health, Education and Human Services Committee (HEHS), is the vice chair of the Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee (PZED) and presides as chair of Rules, General Assembly and Committee of the Whole.
In the 2015 legislative year, Glaros served as vice chair of the County Council’s Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee (PZED) and as a member of the Health, Education and Human Services Committee (HEHS) and the Transportation, Housing and the Environment Committee (THE).
In 2015 Vice Chair Glaros was honored by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement with the Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award. This award recognizes the work of elected or non-elected public officials who have gone above and beyond in partnership with the nonprofit sector to ensure more vibrant communities.
Prior to her election, Glaros served as chief of staff for Prince George’s County Council Member Eric Olson, District 3, for eight years. In that capacity, she worked on countless projects and policy initiatives, brought quality development projects to fruition, and coordinated constituent services. Glaros also served as associate director for Smart Growth America and deputy chief of staff, under Governor Parris Glendening, for the Governor’s Office of Smart Growth, two organizations focused on building stronger, more sustainable communities. Earlier in her career Glaros was a grassroots organizer for the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) in Massachusetts and Iowa.
Vice Chair Glaros holds a master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy with a focus on environmental policy. She earned her undergraduate degree in economics and geography from Bucknell University.
She and her husband Steve Glaros have two children, Lillian and Evan, who both attend Prince George’s County Public Schools. They live in Riverdale Park, where they are in the process of restoring their historic home. Glaros is a Girl Scout troop leader and member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in College Park.