Prince George's County Executive Parris Glendening has nominated two of his former County Council colleagues to two of the county's most powerful boards: the Park and Planning Commission and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
The part-time positions pay about $10,000 annually.
Glendening nominated a total of four persons to the two five-member boards to replace commissioners whose appointed terms have expired. If the County Council approves the appointees on July 26, as expected, they will serve four years.
To the board of WSSC, Glendening nominated former County Council member Ann Landry Lombardi, a public health nurse from Upper Marlboro and a strong Glendening supporter. She was elected to the County Council in 1978 and served one term. She replaces Andrew Vislosky, the current chairman of the WSSC.
Also nominated to WSSC is Alexander Williams Jr. of Cheverly, a law professor at Howard University, who will replace Lawrence Brooks.
Margaret Yewell of Upper Marlboro was appointed to the Park and Planning Commission, along with former County Council member Roy Dabney of Bowie, also a Glendening supporter.
Dabney, a vice president of First American Bank of Maryland, was the first black to serve as president of the Prince George's Chamber of Commerce. Dabney replaces Commissioner Ann Shoch, Glendening's Republican opponent whom he beat in the general election.