QAC Commissioner Dunmyer Earns Prestigious Government Degree

Queen Anne’s County Commissioner David Dunmyer participated in the 2013 graduation for Fellows from the Academy for Excellence in Local Governance, September 15 at the Memorial Chapel on the University of Maryland College Park campus.

More than 100 public officials statewide received an Academy certificate before family and friends. All of the Academy Fellows completed a substantial number of program hours of core and elective classes designed to meet their professional needs as municipal or county officials in local government. Through the program, Academy Fellows not only enhanced their understanding of local government issues and ethical standards for public service, but also developed a foundation for informed policy making and effective governance.

“I quickly realized after the election that I had much to learn about County Government,” said Commissioner Dunmyer. “The Academy For Excellence program equipped me with all the tools I needed to better represent the citizens of Queen Anne’s County. This program truly helped me to be a better steward of County resources. ”

University of Maryland School of Public Policy Dean Donald F. Kettl said, “This graduation celebrates the important commitment to public service that these public officials have made. Their work in the Academy not only prepares them for even greater service in the future it lays the foundation for excellence in Maryland’s government in the future. We’re very proud of this important effort.”

The School of Public Policy is recognized as one of the country’s premier programs in public policy and management. The School has over 25 years of experience delivering acclaimed leadership development and public policy programs to public (federal, state, and local) clients as well as for-and non-profit organizations, and government agencies from abroad.

Commission Dunmyer was elected in 2010 and is serving his first term as a Queen Anne’s County Commissioner representing District 1. He moved to Queen Anne’s County in 1994.

Dunmyer was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Anne Arundel County where he graduated with honors from Arundel High School. He studied Chemical Engineering at University of Maryland, College Park and chose to leave school after three years to join a longtime friend in launching a construction company. Dunmyer spent 25 years as a home builder before starting up his current business, D&R Improvement, in 2009.