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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 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.

This session she serves as Chair of the Planning, Housing, and Economic Development
(PHED) Committee. She also serves 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 Glenn F. Ivey (MD-4), have five sons. Council
Member Ivey is also stepmother to Glenn’s daughter.