Elizabeth (Betty) M. Hewlett, Esq.

Elizabeth M. Hewlett, Esq. has practiced law and been a public servant for more than 40 years. She recently completed her second tenure as the Chairman of the Prince George’s County Planning Board and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), the first African American and the first woman to serve in this position.

A former principal at Shipley, Horne, and Hewlett, P.A., Ms. Hewlett has practiced law in both the public and private sectors and is licensed to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and before Federal Courts and the United States Supreme Court. In 2007, she was appointed by former Maryland Governor Martin J. O’Malley to represent Maryland on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and, in 2022, was selected by President Biden to serve on the National Capital Planning Commission.

Actively engaged in her community and profession, Ms. Hewlett serves/has served on numerous public boards, including the State Board of Law Examiners (Maryland), Catholic Charities, Federal Court, State Court & Gubernatorial Commissions, and has been widely recognized for her extensive community service. A  firm believer in “To whom much is given, much is required”, she endeavors in earnest to mentor youth and young lawyers and support numerous charitable organizations.

Ms. Hewlett is a graduate of Tufts University, Boston College Law School, the Kennedy School of Government Executive Program at Harvard University and is a graduate & Lifetime Member of Leadership Greater Washington.