TERM: 4 Years
QUESTION: What issue inspired you to run for council and how would your presence on the council make a difference?
Hilda R. Pemberton (Democrat) is unopposed
Hilda R. Pemberton (D)
7608 Swan Ter. Landover
Represents 7th Council District, 1982-present; council chairman, 1987; chairman, council's Housing and Economic Committee, 1984-present; first vice president, Council of Governments; immediate past president, National Association of Black County Officials; chairman, National Association of Counties' Human Services & Education Steering Committee; named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women by the Washingtonian magazine, 1989; founder, Prince George's Youth Leadership program; MA, Southeastern University, mother of two graduates of Prince George's County public schools; member, First Baptist Church of Highland Park.
A: The goals I established during my first term in 1982 represent my desire to increase the standard of living in the older communities; increase minority business opportunities; provide affordable housing, especially for single parent households; and to motivate our youth. I began by organizing and establishing civic associations that encourage residents to speak as one voice on community issues and concerns. In 1984 and in 1987, I sponsored comprehensive minority procurement legislation that has increased minority participation from 10 percent in 1985 to 36 percent in 1990. This year I sponsored the Affordable Housing legislative package that includes moderately priced dwelling units, rehabilitation of boarded-up housing, and first-time homeowners programs. In 1984, I founded and have continued to provide a Prince George's Youth Leadership Program each summer that has served over 150 youths at no cost to the families.