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Michelle Corkadel was elected to represent Councilmanic District 7 on the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County in November 2018 and began a six-year term on December 3, 2018.
Mrs. Corkadel was born and raised on a farm in Pittsburgh and studied Political Science and Communications at Pennsylvania State University, where she met her husband of 26 years.
Mrs. Corkadel returned to Pittsburgh with her spouse to start a software development business and while building the business, she teamed up with others in the IT industry and served as Vice President of Business and Data Projects for Multicom Research, Inc, a small technology research firm.
The Corkadels later merged their business with a larger company and relocated to Edgewater.
While taking several years off from her formal career to raise her two children, Mrs. Corkadel served the community and a variety of civic and non-profit organizations as a volunteer. She served, among other positions, on the Board of Directors for her community organization, with the Crofton Regional Community Center, and with her church and the day school it operated. Additionally, she served her church as their Sunday School Superintendent.
Mrs. Corkadel ultimately returned to the workforce as a development director and operations manager for a small business in Baltimore. She continued her civic volunteer services as the County Executive Transportation Land Use and Environment Transition Team Chairperson in 2006-07 and the Planning Advisory Board Chairperson for three concurrent years. She ran for elected office for the County Council while continuing to serve her community as a Rotarian, licensed Master Gardener and American Legion Auxiliary member, along with a variety of local charitable organizations.
Mrs. Corkadel started her own consulting firm providing development, operational, and political services in 2011. In 2014, she was hired to serve as a Constituent Services Officer of Anne Arundel County. She remained in that position until assuming her seat on the Board.
Since Mrs. Corkadel has joined the Board, she served as the Policy Committee Chair from February to December 2019; Vice President from July to December 2019, and President from December 2019 to December 2020.
In 2021, Mrs. Corkadel earned her Real Estate License and is a REALTOR® servicing the greater Anne Arundel County area.
BOARD COMMITTEES: Budget, Equity