Joanne S. Parrott, a former state delegate and Harford County Council President, died in her home Wednesday at the age of 68.
The cause of death remains unknown. All Harford County flags will be flown at half staff until after her funeral.
From Harford County government:
It is with much sadness that County Executive David R. Craig announces the untimely passing of former Delegate and County Council member and President Joanne S. Parrott. Delegate Parrott was found deceased in her home yesterday. The cause of death is unknown.
In honor and memory of Delegate Parrott’s distinguished service to the citizens of Harford County and the State of Maryland, the County Executive has ordered all Harford County flags flown at half staff immediately and continue as such until sunset on the day of Delegate Parrott’s funeral.
Details regarding Delegate Parrott’s funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.
The prayers of County Executive Craig and all Harford County Government employees are with the Parrott family at this very difficult time.
Office of Government and Community Relations
Here is Del. Parrott’s official state biography:
JOANNE S. PARROTT
Republican, District 35A, Harford County
Member of House of Delegates, January 13, 1999 to January 10, 2007.
Member, Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1999-2003 (state government & procurement subcommittee, 1999-2003); Economic Matters Committee, 2003-07 (alcoholic beverages work group, 2003-07; business regulation subcommittee, 2003-07; property & casualty insurance subcommittee, 2003-07). Member, Women Legislators of Maryland, 1999-2007; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, 2001-07; Maryland Rural Caucus, 2002-07; Taxpayers Protection Caucus, 2003-07.
Member, County Council, Harford County, 1986-98 (vice-president, 1991; president, 1994-98); Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board, 1988-90. Chair, Child Sex-Abuse Treatment Center Task Force, 1988-96. Board of Library Trustees, Harford County, 1989-93. Board member, Community Action Agency, Harford County, 1989-. Board of Estimates, Harford County, 1994-98. Member, Commission on Disabilities, Harford County, 1996-98; Action Team to Fight Underage Drug Use, Harford County, 1997-98; Strategic Planning Committee, Public Schools, Harford County, 1998. Member, Cumulative Impact Workgroup, Department of Natural Resources, 1994; Task Force on Education Funding Equity, Accountability, and Partnerships, 1997-98. Advisory Board, Institute for Governmental Service, 2000-.
Born in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, September 11, 1940. Attended Gettysburg College; Peabody Conservatory of Music. Career in advertising, 1961-73. Member, Maryland Association of Counties, 1986-98 (board of directors, 1991-98; secretary, 1995; executive board, 1995-98; 2nd vice-president, 1996; lst vice-president, 1997; president, 1998). Community Services Board, United Way of Central Maryland, 1987-91. Alternate delegate, Republican Party National Convention, 1992. Member, Maryland Republican Party; Harford County Republican Women; Second District Republican Club. Founder and President of Board, The Highlands School, Inc., 1996- (private school, grades 3-8, for children with learning differences & disabilities). Outstanding Woman of the Year, Women’s Club of Greater Fallston, 1984. Virginia Scotten Award, Harford County Republican Central Committee, 1987. Honorary Chair, March of Dimes – Walk America, 1996-98. Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2003. Widow; two children.