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Senator King is the Recipient of the Senate First Citizen Award


During the 2017 Legislative Session, Maryland State Senator and Montgomery Village resident Nancy King was presented the Maryland Senate First Citizen Award. The award, established in 1992, recognizes individuals who have committed themselves to public service and civic engagement through debate, legislation and governance.

Senator King began her public service volunteering in public schools in Montgomery Village. She later became president of the Montgomery County Council of PTAs while simultaneously working for several organizations, often as a leader. King spent 10 years as president of the Gaithersburg Meals on Wheels program, providing hot meals for lunch and dinner to many homebound area residents. She took various leadership roles within the Montgomery County Board of Education and joined the House of Delegates in 2003 representing District 39, and her hometown, Montgomery Village.

King continued her commitment to public education In the House of Delegates serving as the Chair of the Ways and Means, Education sub-committee until joining the Senate in 2007, where she has been an active leader on many committees, serving continuously on the Budget and Tax Committee, and is Chair of the Education, Business and Administration Subcommittee. Senator King also serves as the Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families and the Joint Gaming Commission.

Congratulations to Senator Nancy King, a deserving recipient of the First Citizen Award. We are grateful for all you do for the state and your community!

This article appeared in the March 31, 2017 edition of the Montgomery Village News.

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