The Honorable Calvin S. Hawkins, II
12/3/2018 - 12/5/2022
TIME ON COUNCIL:
12/3/2018 - Present
Prince George’s County Council Chairman Calvin Hawkins is arguably one of the most popular elected officials in the DMV. One of the most powerful individuals in county politics, Hawkins has become the go-to-guy when you want to get something done. He also has been a bridge between competing political interests and is well known for bringing people of varying interests together on several highly volatile and sensitive issues. Calvin Hawkins, who grew up in the rough and tumble Glassmanor Neighborhood located in Oxon Hill, MD, learned the importance of public service from some of the most powerful and well-renown leaders in the area, including District of Columbia Mayor for Life Marion Barry, District of Columbia Council Member Kevin Chavous, former Prince George’s County Executives Wayne Curry, Jack Johnson, Rushern Baker, and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. Calvin has also benefited immeasurably from the mentorship of Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford of the State of Maryland.
Unlike many elected officials, he understands the challenges of growing up without a silver spoon, but with dreams and aspirations of doing something greater and being something greater. Hawkins, who is a dedicated and doting husband, father, and grandfather, is a compassionate and transformative and generational elected official who understands what it takes to move from the community outhouse to the C-Suite, and to the penthouse because of his personal experiences. He has spent more than 32 years cultivating relationships and working on a diverse number of issues that impact the community. A proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Hawkins also is a man of faith and has been the featured speaker at several local churches where his exceptional oratorical skills have been on display. Calvin Hawkins also likes to remind constituents that first and foremost he is a citizen’s advocate with a heart for the underdog, racial equality and financial equity; he says that it has been his mantra no matter what platform he held for the past 32years be it in civic activities, to political engagement, to community preparedness as evidenced with his work with county Department of Homeland Security. Indicative of his leadership skills, Hawkins has been elected to serve as County Council Chairman for two consecutive years (2021, 2022). He is a consummate team player who has presided over the Council through the challenges and changes of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Notwithstanding, he has successfully collaborated with federal, state, county, municipal and regional leaders in advancing the agenda of Prince George’s County in its goal of bringing an unprecedented financial resources to the county. Under his leadership as Chair, the Council passed legislation addressing health and human services issues, funding for emergency rental assistance, small businesses grants, and funding for food disparities. Within the midst of the pandemic, the County Council successfully completed the rewriting of the Zoning Ordinance, which had not been done in 50 years. During his tenure as chair, the Council addressed matters impacting education, public safety, economic development, and numerous other important issues impacting Prince George’s County.
C O U N C I L M E M B E R A T - L A R G E C A L V I N S. H A W K I N S, II
Our County Health Department is receiving regular updates and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and regional public health partners, about the COVID-19 global outbreak. The Health Department's top leadership and our Communicable and Vector-Borne Disease Control program are in constant contact with state and federal officials to closely monitor and share information about preparations, prevention, response updates and potential cases. The County Executive and her cabinet are engaged and being updated regularly. Working with our state and federal counterparts, Prince George's County is prepared and well-equipped to handle this. This is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated as it becomes available. The Health Department has a dedicated coronavirus dashboard that updates automatically and regularly with the latest statistics and data. You can also access a schedule of County Vaccination and Testing sites by clicking HERE or visit the GOVAX State website or call 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829)
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