Councilman David Marks said he is naming West Towson resident Margaret Willis (Peggy) King to the Baltimore County Human Relations Commission.
The Human Relations Commission is charged with enforcing anti-discrimination laws under Title 29 of the Baltimore County Code in the areas of education, employment, finance, housing and public accommodation. There are 15 members, including one recommended by each of the seven county council members.
King received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1989 and her B.A. from Loyola University Maryland (Loyola College) in 1984. She has been a member of the Maryland Bar since 1989, and she has held bar memberships with the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland since 1990 and the Supreme Court of the United States since 1991. She has extensive legal experience and currently works as an attorney with Danoff & King, P.A.
“I am honored to be considered for the Human Relations Commission,” King said. “I will do my best for the people of Baltimore County.”
King has held numerous volunteer positions. She has served as president of the Morningside Community Association since 2009 and has been active at Trinity Episcopal Church, the Surprise Shop of Trinity Church, Towson High School, Dumbarton Middle School, Rodgers Forge Elementary School, and Boy Scout Troop 729.
“In selecting a representative for this commission, I wanted someone who demonstrates high character and a concern for the community, and preferably has a legal background,” Marks said.
King will serve a two-year term effective immediately.
“I want to thank Nicholas Pepersack for his four years of service to this commission,” Marks said. “He was an outstanding member and made many valuable contributions.”