Meet Allison Pickard and learn more about her efforts and commitment to the citizens and families of District 2, Anne Arundel County and Maryland.
When Allison and her family of five returned to the United States following her husband’s overseas assignment, they chose Anne Arundel County as the place they wanted to raise their family. Allison became deeply involved in the community and the education of her three children; Georgia, Henry and Jamie. A passionate advocate of our public schools, Allison served as the president of the Oakwood Elementary PTA. During this time she received the AACPS Volunteer of the Year Award for her ability to bring parents, teachers, the faith community and local businesses together to support Oakwood Elementary. Allison secured nearly $20,000 in grant funds over the years to support the school. Her community service has also included volunteer work with non-profits, church committees, youth sports associations and her local home owners’ association.
In 2015, Allison was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Anne Arundel County Board of Education. As a Board of Education member, she displayed her deep commitment to working with all stakeholders to achieve the best possible results for our schools and students. Allison chaired the BOE policy committee and served on the legislative committee for Maryland Association for Boards of Education. Allison worked tirelessly to engage with County leaders, BOE colleagues, administrative staff, teachers, and students to fully understand the issues facing our school system and county.
The combination of strong leadership, practical professional experience, and higher education have served Allison well as she pursues common-sense, results driven solutions to community issues. As a candidate re-elect for Anne Arundel County Council for District 2, Allison continues to offer a refreshingly pragmatic and results-based approach to policy decisions. Reflecting her life-long values, Allison remains committed to representing and reaching out to all community members, business and labor leaders, elected officials, though leaders, and community groups to make Anne Arundel County the best it can be.
In the Community
Anne Arundel County Public Schools Board of Education:
District 33 Member, Appointed June 2015: Policy Committee Chairperson
Maryland Association of Boards of Education: Legislative Committee Member
Oakwood Elementary, Glen Burnie MD:
PTA Secretary, 2011-2012
PTA President, 2012-2014
PTA Garden Committee Chairperson, 2014- present
Equity Team: Member, 2012-2014
Wellness Committee: Member, 2013-2014
Green School Committee: Co-Chair 2014-present
Character Education Committee: 2012 – present
Board Member, 2012- 2015
Daniel’s Purchase Home Owners Association Board: Director, 2011-2013
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Missions Commission: Member, May 2014- 2015
International Women of Portugal:
Volunteer Coordinator, 2007-2009
Board Member, 2008-2010
Democrats Abroad, 2006-2010
St. Julian’s School, Parent Association Combined with Teachers (PACT)
Year 2 Representative 2009- 2010