Kevin Dayhoff Brief Bio March 1, 2018

Kevin has been a self-employed artist, writer, and businessman since 1974. He served in the US Marine Corps Reserves from 1971 – 1973.

He retire20100418 2283 K Zapd from farming, property management, and landscape contracting in 1999. He has served as a non-partisan appointed official on various state, county and local government since 1978. From 1999 to May 2005, he served on the Westminster Common Council and mayor – a nonpartisan elected position.

He has exhibited art and photography since 1981. An avid artist and writer, he continues his interest in art, music and books, government and politics, technology, the environment, business and Ag issues.

Since 2004 he has written for a number of national and local publications including the Baltimore Sun. He currently writes for the Baltimore Sun Media Group and is assigned to the Carroll County Times. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

The Maryland Delaware DC Press Association awarded him an editorial award in 2009, and a religion reporting award earlier in the year on May 12, 2017.

He has served as a Chaplain for the Westminster Fire Department and Maryland State Police Troopers’ Lodge #20 since January 2011

He has served as the Public Information Officer of the Westminster Fire Dept. since 2007 and assistant secretary of the Westminster Fire dept. since Jan. 2018

Since 1998, he has been an active member of Grace Lutheran Church. He has served the Grace Lutheran Church council since 2012. Since April 2016, he has served as the church council secretary.

Kevin served in the Civil Rights movement in the south from 1971 to 1973. He is a member of the Carroll County branch of the NAACP and served on the executive board since November 2012 and secretary since Nov. 2016 he has served as the secretary of the Carroll County NAACP Branch #7014.

His family has lived in the Carroll County area since the 1600s. He was born and raised in Westminster and lives in Westminster, Md. with his wife Caroline.

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