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Posted on: February 25, 2022

CHAIR CALVIN S. HAWKINS RESPONDS TO APPOINTMENT OF DR. GEORGE L. ASKEW AS PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE..

STATEMENT – COUNCIL CHAIR CALVIN S. HAWKINS RESPONDS TO APPOINTMENT OF DR. GEORGE L. ASKEW AS PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE MEYER FOUNDATION

The Prince George’s County Council congratulates George L. Askew, MD, on his recent appointment to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Meyer Foundation.  In its role as the County’s Board of Health, access to quality healthcare, health promotion and disease prevention are priority concerns for the Prince George’s County Council.  Dr. Askew’s service to Prince George’s County, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Health, Human Services and Education, proved an invaluable resource to help advance the Council’s public health policies and improve Quality of Life for our residents. This was especially evident in his leadership during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, as he worked to provide timely and accurate science and data-based information, ultimately resulting in successful vaccination and testing outcomes to maintain safety for Prince Georgians. We wish him Godspeed in his work with the Meyer Foundation.