Former Ocean City County Commissioner passes away

After more than a decade of service, a former Ocean City County Commissioner has passed away.

Worcester County announced on Thursday that County Commissioner Louise L. Gulyas passed away on Thursday morning. Gulyas was elected as a County Commissioner to represent the Ocean City District in 1998, and was the second woman ever to be elected as a County Commissioner. She served the Board of County Commissioners as vice president for three years and president for one year. She served until 2014. She was also on the Worcester County Commission on Aging Board of Directors and the Wor-Wic Community College Board of Trustees.

Regionally, she served as a member of the Gray Shore Committee Task Force and former chair of the Tri-County Council Health Care Committee and MAC, Inc (Maintaining Active Citizens). Commissioner Gulyas also chaired the State Commission on Aging where she received the Governor’s Leadership in Aging Award for her advocacy efforts and support of senior citizens. At the federal level, she was appointed as a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.

Commissioner Gulyas served four consecutive terms in office. In 2015, she was named to the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. At the federal level, Commissioner Gulyas was appointed as a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.

Details on services have not been released at this time. We’ll update when that information has been released.

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