Dorothy F. Bailey

Dorothy F. Bailey was appointed to the Prince George's County Planning Board in June 2011, reappointed in October 2019, and serves as Vice Chair of the Board.

Background & Experience

In December 1994, Ms. Bailey was elected to represent the Seventh Councilmanic District of Prince George's County on the Prince George's County Council. Ms. Bailey served two terms as Chair, and three terms as Vice Chair of the Council, where she presided over matters related to land use planning and participated in key decisions affecting development policy.
Commissioner Dorothy F Bailey staff photo
Prior to her election to the Council, Commissioner Bailey worked for the Executive Branch of Prince George's County Government, serving as a senior-level official at several agencies, including Executive Director of the Consumer Protection Commission, the Commission for Families, and Community Partnerships Director at the Department of Family Services.


Ms. Bailey is active in numerous local, regional and national organizations, was recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the area's "Most Powerful Women" and, in 2014, was inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame.


She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from North Carolina Central University, completed further graduate study in both education and gerontology, and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Riverside Baptist College and Seminary.