[photo, William W. Pickrum, Board of County Commissioners, Kent County] WILLIAM W. PICKRUM, President, Board of County Commissioners (Democrat)

President, Board of County Commissioners, Kent County, 2002-06, and since December 2, 2014 (member since December 2002).

Acting County Administrator, Kent County, July 1 to August 3, 2015.

Member, Airport Advisory Committee, Kent County, 2002-06; Central Communications Commission, Kent County, 2002-06; Local Emergency Planning Committee, Kent County, 2002-06; Local Management Board for Children and Family Services, Kent County, 2002-06; Board of Health, Kent County,, 2002-; Maryland Rural Broadband Coordination Board, 2006-10; Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Kent County, 2006-. Board of Directors, Upper Shore Aging, 2006-. Member, Service Academy Selection Committee, 2009-. Chair, Upper Shore Regional Council, 2011- (member, 2002-; chair, 2006; 3rd vice-chair, 2009; 2nd vice-chair, 2010; 1st vice-chair, 2010-11).

Born in Kent County, Maryland. Attended H. H. Garnett High School, Chestertown, Maryland; U.S. Coast Guard Academy, B.S.; Chapman College, M.A. (administration); New York University, D.P.A. (public administration). Shore Leadership, Class of 2000. Served in U.S. Coast Guard (22 years). Deputy Director, Government Support Services, Delaware Office of Management and Budget. Ajunct Professor, Delaware State University. Former first officer pilot, Florida Gulf Airlines, Inc. Treasurer, 2016-, Maryland Association of Counties (board of directors, 2014-; legislative committee, 2011-; tax subcommittee, 2011-). Founding member and treasurer, Democratic Club of Kent County. Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; National Naval Officers Association; American Legion; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Kent County Chamber of Commerce. Past member, Board of Directors, Maryland Broadband Cooperative, Inc. Member, Mt. Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church, Worton, Maryland. Married; two children, three grandchildren.

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