Name: Barbara Jean Dixon
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Being voted chairman of the Carroll County Planning Commission
Residence; hometown: Mount Airy
Education: Glenelg High School, Howard County
Family: Husband: Carl, 47, employed as an electrician with the Montgomery County School Board; son: Michael,25, a self-employed electrician in Mount Airy; daughter: Jennifer, 20, currently a junior at Hood College
Place of worship: Howard Chapel United Methodist Church, Howard County
Activities/hobbies: Planning and Zoning clerk for town of Mount Airy since 1979; member of county Planning Commission since 1980, serving her second five-year term; helps out with Mount Airy Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary; involved in church activities; enjoys camping, traveling, reading, the Orioles and Redskins
Accomplishments: Life membership in the United Methodist Women at church; being voted by her peers to be chairman of the Planning Commission
Recipient's comments: "I was very pleased that they chose me and hopefully I can continue in (former chairman William V.) Lauterbach's footsteps. He ran the meetings very well. My job is basically running the meetings, but all five members have a vote in decisions, so it's a joint effort, majority vote."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000.