Jean Cryor, the commissioner of the Montgomery County Planning Board, has died.
Cryor served as a member of the House of Delegates for 12 years, representing district 15 in Montgomery County before serving more than two years as the county's planning board commissioner.
Cryor died last night. She was 70 and had been battling cancer.
Planning Board Chairman Royce Hanson says Cryor brought years of experience and wisdom to the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
Cryor spent much of her career in journalism, including time as editor and publisher of the local Gazette Newspapers. She launched the Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Poolesville Gazette newspapers.
Natalie Neumann reports...