ANNAPOLIS (April 5, 2008) - Governor Martin O'Malley on Thursday swore in thirteen new members to the Maryland Commission for Women, a 24-member citizen's group charged with improving the status of women in the State of Maryland. The new members include two women from Calvert County.
Dixie Miller was appointed by Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller. Ms. Miller is President of Dixie Miller Presents, LLC, an educational consulting firm, an instructor for the Corporate Center at the College of Southern Maryland, and a member of the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for District 12 (Calvert and St. Mary's Counties). She is a Calvert County resident.
Roseanna Vogt was appointed by Speaker of the House Michael Busch. Vogt is an attorney, Treasurer of the Calvert County Commission for Women, and a member of the Calvert County Juvenile Drug Court Steering Committee. She is also a Calvert County resident.
"This is a fitting time in which to swear in this Commission, as Women's History Month has just come to a close in our State - a chance for us to observe the undeniable impact that women throughout history have had on our State," said Governor O'Malley. "Since revolutionary times, Maryland has largely been influenced by dynamic women - and their legacy of strength, perseverance and compassion for our communities has continued since Maryland's birth. Without the women that helped build our State, we would not be where we are today. I am confident that the members appointed today to the Maryland Commission for Women will continue that legacy."
The Maryland Commission for Women was created in 1965 and established by an act of the Maryland General Assembly in 1971. The Commission's membership represents the geographical regions and diversity of the State. Members are appointed for terms of four years. The Commission is housed in the Maryland Department of Human Resources. The Maryland Commission for Women advises government, advances solutions, and serves as a statewide resource to expand social, political and economic opportunities for all women.