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CHAD CLAY
Chad Clay has lived in Cheverly for five years with his wife Nancy and their two sons.  He has served on the planning board for 3 years.
Chad is a consultant with a small Management Consulting firm based in Arlington, VA.  Prior to joining this firm, he worked in international development in Central Asia, with a telecommunications company in Seattle, WA, and was in the US Navy for four years. Chad graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1995 where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Concentration in International Peace Studies.  He received his MBA from the University of Virginia in 2002.
 
ABEL OLIVO
Abel Olivo has over 10 years experience in federal and state level government affairs. He is currently for the director of government affairs for a national non-profit based in Maryland. He holds a bachelors degree from The Ohio State University. Abel and his wife, Aimee, have resided in Cheverly since 2004 and have two sons.
 
PAIVI SPOON
Paivi Spoon is a Special Assistant at the Office of the County Executive in Prince George’s County, Maryland.  She is the County Executive's liaison to several regional agencies, and serves as a Board Member of the DC Water and Sewer Authority.   In the past, she has held positions at the Department of Environmental Resources in Prince George’s County, the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of the Interior in Finland, the Nordic Council of Governments, and the United States Air Force (Reserves).  Born and raised in Finland, she received her Bachelor of Social Sciences from the Umea Universitet, in Sweden, and Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland.  Ms. Spoon lives in Cheverly, Maryland with her husband and two children.  She is a long-term member of the Cheverly Planning Board, and immediate past president of the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association.  She has initiated the activities of Friends of Lower Beaverdam Creek, a local volunteer organization that recently received its non-profit status. She is a founding member and director of the Finnish-American Business Council of the Greater Washington Area, as well as the Leadership Prince George’s, Inc.    Her hobbies include architecture, construction, and traveling.
 
JEREMY COON
Jeremy Coon has over 15 years experience in domestic and international economic development.  He served in the Peace Corps in Paraguay and holds a bachelors degree from Boston University and graduate degrees from Tulane University.  Jeremy has been a resident of Cheverly since the spring of 2007. 
 
MARGARET MACDONNELL 
Margaret MacDonnell has been a Cheverly resident since 2002 and lives with her husband and two children.  She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and has centered her career on services to refugee, immigrant, and trafficked children.  Her work has included managing a national training and technical assistance program, performing program planning and design, conducting research and evaluation, and grants management.
 
 
 

 
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