[photo, State Senator Joan C. Conway] JOAN CARTER CONWAY, Democrat, District 43, Baltimore City.

Member of Senate since January 1997. Vice-Chair, Executive Nominations Committee, 2001-. Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 1997- (environment subcommittee, 1997-; health subcommittee, 1997-; licensing & regulatory affairs subcommittee, 1999-); Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, 1998-; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 1999-; Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2001-. Member, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1998. Secretary, Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, 1998- (co-chair, budget committee, 2000; member, protocol committee, 2000-, redistricting committee, 2000-). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland (member, finance committee, 2001-).

Member, City Council, Baltimore City, District 3, 1995-97 (chair, budget & appropriations committee; vice-chair, land use committee). Member, Advisory Council on Environmental Justice, 1997-99; State Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders, 1997-; Task Force on Public Charter Schools, 1998; Task Force to Study Increasing the Availability of Substance Abuse Programs, 1998-2001 (availability committee); Special Committee to Study Issues Related to Class-Size Reduction, 1999; Governor's Task Force on African-American Entrepreneurship in Baltimore City, 1999-; Special Committee on Voting Systems and Election Procedures in Maryland, 2000-01; Task Force to Study Health Care Needs of Inmates in Transition from Correctional Institutions, 2000-02; Statewide Commission on the Crisis in Nursing, 2000-; Task Force on Indoor Air Quality, 2001-02; State Commission on Public Funding of Campaigns in Maryland, 2002-. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, April 5, 1951. Community College of Baltimore, A.A., 1987; University of Baltimore, B.A. (sociology), 1988. Co-owner, CIG Professional Tax Services, Inc. Employed by Model Cities Program, 1970-76; Urban Services Agency, 1976-93. Director, Helping Unite Baltimore (HUB) #13, Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore City, 1993-94. Program Director, Stability, Uniqueness, Renewal and Elevation (SURE), the Jentry McDonald Corporation, 1994-95. Member, Women for Responsive Government, 1995. Board member, Harford-Bel Air Community Mental Health Center, 1996. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2000. Solicitor's award, United Way of Central Maryland, 1982. Award for outstanding community services, Urban Services Agency, 1985. Mayor's citation, Baltimore City, 1990. Community service day award, Governor William Donald Schaefer, 1993. Leadership and participation award, City of Baltimore, 1993. Best Politician Award, City Paper, 1996. Outstanding Professional Achievement, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, 1997. Verda Welcome Award, 1998. Outstanding Service Award, U.S. Coast Guard, 1999. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2000. Member, Israel Baptist Church. Married; one son, one granddaughter.

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