Courtney Danielle Glass, Esquire
Courtney Danielle Glass, Esquire, is a government relations attorney and life-long resident of Prince George’s County, Maryland. She currently serves as Program Manager for Policy and Legislation for the County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation. She formerly served as an attorney/analyst in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs of the Prince George’s County Executive’s Office for seven years under the Administrations of Rushern L. Baker, III and Angela D. Alsobrooks. Since 2007, she has served in various roles within the Maryland General Assembly and the United States Congress. She was a practicing attorney for Harris Jones Malone, LLC for three years, with her primary client being the House of Ruth Maryland, a comprehensive domestic violence center.
Ms. Glass was diagnosed with the BRCA 1 genetic mutation in 2015. Due to the prevalence of cancer throughout her family, including her mother who was a breast cancer survivor but succumbed to uterine cancer in 2011 and her father who is a prostate and bladder cancer survivor, Ms. Glass decided to undergo a prophylactic double mastectomy in April 2016 which was followed by four reconstructive surgeries over the next three years. She has since become a previvor advocate who believes the only way that cancer will be eradicated is via education, early detection and innovative testing and treatment, such as genetic testing, and preventive surgeries. She has participated in three television interviews with the Fox 5 Washington, DC affiliate and spoken at various community events.
Ms. Glass was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2010; following her matriculation at Spelman College where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in History and went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law. She was a member of the 2000 cohort of Youth Leadership Metropolitan Washington.
Ms. Glass was elected as the District 3 representative on the Bowie City Council in 2015. She was previously elected to the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee as the District 23B representative 2014 and during her term served as Treasurer. She also served as Second Vice-Chair of the Bowie Democratic Club and was a member of the Prince George’s County Young Democrats.
Ms. Glass was awarded of the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission, Human Trafficking Task Force – Legislative Committee’s “Above the Call Award,” in July 2018. Ms. Glass was inducted into the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund’s 2014 Forty Under 40. She is a member of the Iota Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and previously served as Co-Chair of the Connections Committee (political advocacy). She also serves on the Board of the Maryland Umbrella Group (MUG) which provides supplemental educational and wrap-around services for low-income youth and was a member of the Advisory Board of the William Kellibrew Foundation, which seeks to end violence, especially gun-related and domestic violence. She is a member of the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association.
Ms. Glass currently resides in Bowie, Maryland with her four pets, including her 12-year-old Maltese, Freddie. She is a classically trained pianist and dancer of over thirty years.