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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.
After serving for two years as Vice Chair of the Council, Glaros was elected by her colleagues to serve as Council Chair for the 2018 Legislative Year. She is a member of the Council’s Planning, Zoning and Economic Development (PZED) Committee. Chair Glaros serves as the Chair for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Region Forward Coalition and is the Council’s representative on the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB).
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.