Jolene Ivey was elected to her first four-year term on the Prince George's County Council in November 2018 representing Council District 5, and reelected to her second and final four-year term in November 2022. Among Council Member Ivey's priorities on the County Council are children and their families, the fight for environmental justice, and making sure the residents of Prince George's County and District 5 receive speedy, effective, and courteous services from the County Government.
In the upcoming session, she will serve as Chair of the Planning, Housing, and Economic Development (PHED) Committee. She will also serve on the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GOFP) and Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy, and Environment (TIEE) Committees.
She previously served in Annapolis as a Delegate representing District 47 in the Maryland House of Delegates from 2007 to 2015. Ivey was elected by her colleagues to serve as Chair of the Prince George's County House Delegation. A former broadcast journalist with a master's degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland, Council Member Ivey was a co-founder of Mocha Moms, a support group for at-home mothers of color, which she helped grow into a national organization.
In 2016, Council Member Ivey was named one of the Daily Record's Top 100 Women of Maryland and was the recipient of the Maryland State NAACP's Kweisi Mfume Excellence in Advocacy Award. She was honored to be a part of the Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2020. She and her husband, U.S. Representative-elect Glenn F. Ivey (MD-4), have five sons. Council Member Ivey is also stepmother to Glenn's daughter.
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If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Council Member Ivey at 301-952-3864.