George Leventhal will be recognized with the 2012 Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Annual Celebration on October 17.
George Leventhal is serving his third term as an at-large Democratic member of the Montgomery County Council. He chairs the council's Health and Human Services Committee, which is responsible for programs affecting the sick, the poor, the elderly, the homeless, the disabled, the mentally ill, and abused and abandoned children, as well as libraries and the arts and humanities. He also serves on the Planning, Housing and Economic Development committee which oversees zoning and master plans among other topics.
Councilmember Leventhal has championed access to health care for the uninsured, housing for the homeless, green buildings, mass transit and clean energy during his time in office.
Prior to his election to the County Council, he served as Chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee and as Legislative Director to U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD). He has lived in Montgomery County most of his life and owns a home in Takoma Park with his wife Soraia P. Leventhal and their two sons, who attend Montgomery County Public Schools.
Photo and bio courtesy of Montgomery County Government.