Dawn Myers has a lifelong commitment and record for making government work for its citizens.
Dawn grew up on the Broadneck Peninsula in Cape St. Claire and is a proud graduate of Anne Arundel County Public Schools. As the daughter of a firefighter and homemaker, she was the first in her family to graduate college. She received her undergraduate degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park and earned her Law degree and MBA from Tulane University.
On December 26, 1996, Dawn’s 15 year old sister was killed in a car accident by an under-age driver who was on probation with the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS). This family tragedy taught Dawn the real consequences of what can happen when government doesn’t work.
During her family’s investigation into her sister’s death, they discovered that the government had let a chronic juvenile offender continue to have a driver’s license despite having over 30 positive drug tests and totaling 2 cars in the singular year he had his driver’s license.
Dawn and her family worked diligently to fix the issues that so clearly led up to her sister’s death. They worked with the DJS to have them coordinate with the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) over juveniles that likely shouldn’t still have the privilege to drive.
For some people, government is about politics and theories, but for Dawn it’s about results.
It was with these values that Dawn began her career working to help Maryland state government deliver better results for its citizens.
As a policy analyst for the Maryland General Assembly, Dawn brought financial efficiency and positive results to state legislation. She reviewed budgets and expenditures of the Departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture, Environment, Planning, and the Maryland Energy Administration. Dawn succeeded in eliminating duplicative government initiatives and uncovering wasteful spending. Dawn continued her work bringing efficiency and results to government by overseeing and implementing the budget for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Today, Dawn serves as the Director of Business and Finance for the Physics Department at University of Maryland at College Park. There she supports the teaching and research efforts of some of the greatest physicists in the world.
Dawn and her husband of 17 years now raise two beautiful children in the same neighborhood she was raised, Cape St. Claire.